More from Renbourn and Friends

For all its faults, Youtube does have some extraordinary material, such as this Danish documentary on the music scene in London’s Soho in 1967.

It starts with a very atypical 30’s style duet from Martin Carthy and Dave Swarbrick, followed by commentary in Danish up to about 3:35, then:

  •  Live performances from not Davy Graham, but Marc Sullivan, but certainly showing Davy Graham influence, and Wizz Jones (possibly)
  • Some shots of Carnaby Street, backed by Beatles
  • Back to the folk club for John Renbourn
  • A street interview (in English)
  • Bert Jansch and John Renbourn jamming in their shared flat, while an unknown friend sits in the background, doing a crossword!
  • An interview with a painfully shy Bert Jansch
  • Finishing up with some (much more typical) jigs and reels from Carthy and Swarbrick

Martin Carthy and Dave Swarbrick still play together, the clip below being from a UK folk festival in 2009  (10 years after Swarbrick’s premature obituary in the UK Daily Telegraph!):

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2 Responses to More from Renbourn and Friends

  1. g2-9ed9acc685824c6663c51c5b093476cc says:

    Wow, structural engineer, fiddles with Excel spreadsheets, AND likes BritFolk.

    What are the odds?


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