Atrax Records: About Us

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In recent years, folk-rock fiddler Dave Swarbrick has moved away from the major record companies and has been releasing and distributing his own recordings on his own Atrax Records label. These releases are only available directly from Swarb and Atrax - at gigs, by mail-order, and more recently on the internet. Selling direct enables both full artistic control, and a greater share of the profits, so you can be sure that your money is directly benefitting the artist.

At this site, you can view information and ordering details on our releases, as well as a range of Swarb's albums on other labels that we are also able to offer at very reasonable prices.

Also here is archival information and photographs from throughout Swarb's career - in 'The Swarb Archive'. This is a new project and further details are below. We intend to upload a wide variety of material to the archive in the coming weeks and months. Please support this project by purchasing our releases! 


'Another Fine Mess - Live In New York '84'

Following up on the success of our recent extended re-release of Swarbrick & Nicol's 'In The Club' and coinciding with the duo's return to gigging after the best part of two decades, Atrax Records will release a brand new Swarbrick & Nicol album on the 1st of December 2002. 

Featuring 100% previously unreleased live recordings from the duo's original career in the early eighties, the new release will concentrate on the songs & tunes that somehow never made it to record - in fact only five of the twelve tracks have ever been released by Swarbrick & Nicol in any version.

 Click here for more info or go to our Swarbrick & Nicol mini-site here.

Pre-orders for the new CD are being taken & despatched now, in advance of the official release date. See ORDERING DETAILS for more info.

SPECIAL OFFER: When you buy the new CD, ou can order a copy our previous Swarbrick & Nicol release - In The Club - for just an extra tenner....yes....a mere 10.00. For US$ customers that's $17.00 (inc p&p).

In August 2001, Atrax Records re-released Dave Swarbrick and Simon Nicol's classic album 'In the Club' (complete with new bonus tracks, sleevenotes and artwork).

Also recently released by us were Whippersnapper's live album 'These Foolish Strings' and Carthy & Swarbrick's wonderful long-lost live album 'Both Ears & The Tail'.

More information (history; track-listings; reviews etc) on all releases (click on the CDs to view) is available in this section of our site. Ordering details are available by clicking here. A selection of customer comments and feedback on the CDs can also be viewed here.



In addition to the recent releases, we are now also able to offer a wide selection of releases from throughout Swarb's career. Proceeds from these sales go directly to Swarb so this is more artist-friendly than other retailers. To view a list of titles; and more information (including track-listings, reviews etc) click on the link below:

Click on the graphic below to visit the Swarb Archive. This is a new section of the site, in time it will contain various resources from Swarb's career - including articles and photographs.


MUSIC AUTOGRAPHS LTD. have produced a limited edition print signed by the complete current Fairport Convention line-up. They usually retail at 30 each (unframed) or 60 (framed) but if you email them at or let them know that we (Atrax Records) sent you when ordering, you'll get a fiver off. In addition  a 5 donation will go to the SwarbAid appeal. Do make sure you mention us or you'll be charged the full price and we won't receive our donation.

Last updated on 02 July 2003