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15th November 2003

SWARB UPDATE:

Further to the earlier news items (see below), Swarb's now finally been transferred to the specialist chest hospital at Papworth, Cambridgeshire where he's getting the very best care available & is on the road to recovery. Our thanks go to the wonderful staff at Warwick Hospital for everything they did while Swarb was there, and also a special thank you from Swarb to all the friends & fans who've been sending cards, emails etc over the last month or so. There'll be further updates here over the coming days & weeks.

Swarb - Windsor Arts Centre, 13 Sept 2003

Photo courtesy of Richard Baker

 

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  • Swarb t-shirts available at last!

Finally filling that Swarb shaped gap in the t-shirt market, this classic design (see left) is available to order now in a wide range of colours & sizes. Every shirt is made to order & printed on to top of the range pre-shrunk GILDAN shirts. Shirts are priced at 16.50 including p&p to anywhere in the world & are well worth it. Click here for more info/colour & size details but please order from us as that way approx a third of each sale comes directly to Swarb & Atrax. During Swarb's current illness, these proceeds are more helpful than ever.

  • Brand new Swarbrick & Nicol CD available now. 'Another Fine Mess - Live in New York '84' features 100% previously unreleased live material and should be a must-have release. More details available by clicking on the image to the left and at our Swarbrick & Nicol mini-site When you buy 'Mess' you can get our 2001 Swarbrick & Nicol release - 'In The Club' for a mere tenner.


30th October 2003

SWARB UPDATE:

Further to last week's news items (see below), Swarb's still comfortable at Warwick Hospital where he's gradually being eased on to lesser ventilation & will be moved to Papworth as soon as a bed is available. He's boycotting the hospital food (who wouldn't?!) but is enjoying the delicious creations that his wife, Jill, is taking in every day. All the cards, emails & letters are keeping a smile on his face so if you want to get in touch, see below for addresses.


23rd October 2003

SWARB UPDATE:

Further to yesterday's news item (see below), Swarb's being kept comfortable at Warwick Hospital & will be moved to Papworth as soon as a bed is available. He had a visit from Fairport (before their gig at Scarborough) earlier today, and all the cards, emails & letters are keeping a smile on his face!


22nd October 2003

Shortly after finishing his tour with Martin Carthy last month, Swarb came down with a serious chest infection. At the start of October he was taken in to intensive care at Warwick Hospital where he's slowly recuperating. Swarb's now waiting to be transferred to Papworth Hospital, the leading chest specialists in the country, so he can get the most appropriate care.

It would cheer him up no end to hear from all his friends & fans so 'Get Well Soon' cards, letters etc can be sent direct to Swarb via Atrax at:

35 Queens Road, Blackhill, Consett, Co. Durham, DH8 0BL.

Or to Warwick Hospital, Lakin Road, Warwick, CV34 5BW.

Emails can also be sent here & are delivered to Swarb every day.

Swarb - Half Moon, Putney, Sept 2003

Photo courtesy of Chris Bates 


 

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  • Swarb t-shirts available at last!

Finally filling that Swarb shaped gap in the t-shirt market, this classic design (see left) is available to order now in a wide range of colours & sizes. Every shirt is made to order & printed on to top of the range pre-shrunk GILDAN shirts. Shirts are priced at 16.50 including p&p to anywhere in the world & are well worth it. Click here for more info/colour & size details but please order from us as that way approx a third of each sale comes directly to Swarb & Atrax. During Swarb's current illness, these proceeds are more helpful than ever.

  • Brand new Swarbrick & Nicol CD available now. 'Another Fine Mess - Live in New York '84' features 100% previously unreleased live material and should be a must-have release. More details available by clicking on the image to the left and at our Swarbrick & Nicol mini-site When you buy 'Mess' you can get our 2001 Swarbrick & Nicol release - 'In The Club' for a mere tenner.


2nd July 2003

Apologies for the lack of updates to the site recently. Swarb's been very busy recording for his forthcoming solo album (should be available for Cropredy) and we've also been working with Free Reed on their 'Swarb!' box-set (more info below).

  • Brand new Swarbrick & Nicol CD available now. 'Another Fine Mess - Live in New York '84' features 100% previously unreleased live material and should be a must-have release. More details available by clicking on the image to the right and at our Swarbrick & Nicol mini-site When you buy 'Mess' you can get our 2001 Swarbrick & Nicol release - 'In The Club' for a mere tenner.

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  • Free Reed will shortly be releasing their bumper 'Swarb!' box-set. Originally scheduled for April/May release, various hold-ups have got in the way but it'll be available by mid-July and will be well worth the wait. Packed with rarities from throughout Swarb's career and featuring just about everybody he's ever recorded with, the jaw-dropping track-list is genuinely the best of Swarb. The set also includes a 100+ page book with photos, interviews, a biography, a discography and lots more, and also a tune-book produced by ex-Fairport, Maart Allcock. Loads more info and a full track-listing by clicking on the fiddle, or by going to http://www.swarb.com or http://www.free-reed.co.uk/

  • Photos of some of the early Swarbrick & Nicol re-union gigs (courtesy of Chris Bates) will be on the website shortly (honest!).

 


30th January 2003
  • Brand new Swarbrick & Nicol CD available now. 'Another Fine Mess - Live in New York '84' features 100% previously unreleased live material and should be a must-have release. More details by clicking on the image to the right and at our Swarbrick & Nicol mini-site which also includes dates for the reunion gigs and also a special offer for our 2002 Swarbrick & Nicol release - 'In The Club'.

  • Reviews of 'Another Fine Mess' by Pete Fyfe, Carey Hancock & Fiddlestix's Michael Hunter have just been added to the album page here.

  • Free Reed are continuing to work on their forthcoming Swarb box-set (with help from us). Very much along the same lines as their very succesful Fairport & Martin Carthy sets, it will feature a shed-load of rarities from throughout Swarb's career and is due for April/May release. More info @ http://www.free-reed.co.uk/

  • Photos of some of the early Swarbrick & Nicol re-union gigs will be on the website shortly (courtesy of Chris Bates).

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Last updated on 15 November 2003