Swarb's Lazarus

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Swarb's Lazarus
Origin United Kingdom
Genres English folk music
Years active 2006 (2006)–2009 (2009)
Labels Squiggle
Associated acts
Website www.swarbslazarus.com
Past members

Swarb's Lazarus, or just Lazarus were an English folk band formed by Dave Swarbrick ("Swarb") (Fiddle, Mandolin, Vocals) with ex-Whippersnapper Kevin Dempsey (Guitar, Vocals) and ex-Fairport Maartin Allcock (Multi-instrumentalist, Vocals). They have released one album - Live and Kicking (2006),[1] a compilation of live recordings made in April and May 2006, which has received critical approval.[2]

The instrumental track The Brilliancy Medley And The Cherokee Shuffle was included on the Folk Awards 2007 Box Set [3]

The band's name is an ironic reference to Swarbrick having his obituary published some years before.[4][5]


  1. ^ Squiggle Records: SQUIGGLECD2)
  2. ^ Woosnam, Dai. "SWARB'S LAZARUS Live & Kicking". The Living Tradition. The Living Tradition Ltd (70). 
  3. ^ Proper: PROPERFOLK03
  4. ^ Daily Telegraph. Telegraph Media Group Ltd. April 1999.  Missing or empty |title= (help);
  5. ^ http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/324097.stm