|Genres||English folk music|
|Years active||1984–1993, 2008-9|
|Associated acts||Lazarus, Fairport Convention|
|Past members||Dave Swarbrick
Whippersnapper was an English folk band formed in 1984, consisting of Dave Swarbrick (fiddle, mandolin, vocals), Chris Leslie (fiddle, mandolin, vocals), Kevin Dempsey (guitar, vocals) and Martin Jenkins (mando-cello, flute, vocals).
Swarbrick left the group in 1989, and the band continued as a trio until 1993, with the only album recorded that line-up being Stories. During that time, Dempsey and Leslie released an album called Always With You as a duo. The band split when Jenkins left the group in 1993. However, they did tour briefly again in 1994.
Following Swarbrick's recovery from illness, Whippersnapper toured again as a full four piece in both 2008 and 2009.
- Promises (1985)
- Tsubo (1987)
- These Foolish Strings (1988)
- Fortune (1990)
- Stories (1991)
- Thedeadrockstarsclub.com - accessed May 2011