|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)
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