Traditional Irish Music
Hailing from the North-East of England, The Young’uns are rather unique folk artists as they tackle songs of conscience with warmth and insight in a thoroughly contemporary way. They have been the winners of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards “Best Group” title two years running and their new album sees them back on familiar ground.
Their new album is called 'Strangers' and the first single from it is called ‘Be The Man.’ It deals with the story of Matthew Ogston, whose boyfriend committed suicide in 2014. On the strength of this recording their hold on ‘Best Folk Group’ will be guaranteed and you can’t help but wonder will an Irish group emerge that can tackle present social issues in such an effective way. Bring on the new Lankum and Ye Vagabonds releases.
Next month they embark on an extensive 20-date UK tour showcasing material from 'Strangers'. The tour will include a debut at London’s Union Chapel and dates at Sage Gateshead (Hall 1), Glasgow’s Oran Mor and The Sugar Club in Dublin on 24th October, their first headline gig in Ireland.
With their strong songs, spellbinding harmonies and rapid fire humour, they have achieved one of the trickiest balancing acts – an ability to truly ‘make them laugh and make them cry’, while cutting straight to the heart of some of our most topical issues.
Visit : www.theyounguns.co.uk for tour dates and other information.
The album can be streamed on Spotify
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