Valley Folk Presents...

Saturday Concerts
begin at 7:30 pm

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begin at 2:00 pm

(except where
otherwise noted)

Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 7:30 pm

The Young’uns

 

British trio The Young’uns have always had the human touch. In the space of little more than a decade - and just five years after giving up their day jobs - they have become one of UK folk music’s hottest properties and best- loved acts.

Stockton Folk Club’s star graduates clinched the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards ‘Best Group’ title two years running (2015 and 2016) and the last years have seen them spreading the net, taking their unique act and instant audience rapport to Canada, America and Australia.

Songwriter Sean Cooney, together with Michael Hughes and David Eagle, has come up with a collection of folk songs for our time, all sensitively arranged by the 30- something trio - looking back at wartime heroes here, offering a news report for the 21st century there, turning the spotlight on injustice and ultimately celebrating the indomitable human spirit. With their strong songs, spellbinding harmonies and rapid fire humour, they cut straight to the heart of some of our most topical issues.

In 2018, their album “Strangers” was crowned ‘Best Album’ at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. In the same year, The Young’uns produced and presented a new and unique piece of modern folk theatre. “The Ballad Of Johnny Longstaff” is the story of one man’s adventure from begging on the streets in the north of England to fighting against fascism in the Spanish Civil War, taking in The Hunger Marches and The Cable Street Riots. It’s a timely, touching and often hilarious musical adventure following in the footsteps of one working class hero who witnessed some of the momentous events of the 1930s.

For more information visit their websites:www.theyounguns.co.uk

 

There is a self-running jam on concert nights beginning 90 minutes before each concert when we get in the building to set up. Bring your instrument and come jam with us!