Award winning folk trio, The Young’uns, are set to head off around the UK on a nine date tour.
The Young’uns have become a huge pull on the folk circuit over the past decade or so. Their brilliant albums full of charm and passion have ensured that they have a devout fan base that revel in the songs they sing. Sean Cooney, Michael Hughes and David Eagle have created a huge arsenal of self penned material, but they are equally adept at carrying on the folk traditions of the past.
Having toured their show, The Ballad Of Johnny Longstaff, extensively, the band are now moving back towards a more standard show format. Their Christmas tour of 2021 was a resounding success (our review here) and now, the band are looking forward to writing and recording their new studio album; the follow up to 2017’s absolutely stunning, ‘Strangers.’
On the new tour, Sean Cooney comments; ‘this tour marks the start of our journey towards the release of our new album. At each venue we’ll be teaching audiences the choruses to a few of our new songs and making recordings as we go.’
The Young’uns’ live shows are renowned roller coaster rides. With heart-on-the-sleeve storytelling, beautiful lyrics, warm harmonies and relentless repartee. Born from empathy, crafted with care, fired by hope, and shared with joy, The Young’uns’ songs have been described as ‘a heartfelt secular hymnary for these troubled times and a rallying call for humanity’ (The Scotsman). They have led the band to three BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards (including Best Album in 2018 for Strangers) and the creation of the acclaimed international theatre show The Ballad of Johnny Longstaff (based upon their 2019 album of the same name).
Nearly twenty years after accidentally stumbling into the alien world of their local folk club as drunken teenagers, (and gaining their cureless name in the process) these three thirtysomething friends from Stockton and Hartlepool have never lost the joy of that first night of singing together. Whether performing at Glastonbury Festival, writing a song about pigs with a group of school children, or presenting a programme on Radio 4, Sean Cooney, Michael Hughes and David Eagle are just the same.
The band also have their Ballad Of Johnny Longstaff show being aired on BBC Radio 3 on May 1st; it was recorded in Stockton earlier this year. You can find out more about the show here.
To buy tickets for the tour, you can follow the link HERE.
You can re-watch The Young’uns performance from Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2021 below, for a taste of the band in action.