The Young'uns Album Tour - Calling at New Mills on May 4th
Tickets for the gig on Bank Holiday Monday 4th May at New Mills Town Hall, are priced at £12 and £10 concessions for the evening performance only and £20 or £18 concessions for both the workshop and performance.New Mills Festival and Jackdaw Stone present the irrepressible Teesside folk trio The Young’uns - Sean Cooney, David Eagle and Michael Hughes –performing music from their brand new album "Another Man’s Ground” at the beginning of their 2015 spring tour. And for those of you who would like a chance to practice your warbling with the lads and pick up a few tips there will be a workshop beforehand. Numbers for this are limited to 40 only.
Singing - especially from those who have completed the workshop and will be taking part in the performance - dancing and drinking of fine ales from the real ale bar compulsory with all proceeds going towards this years festival!
The Young’uns are a force of nature on tage. Their irrepressible humour, infectious love for harmony singing, passion for storytelling and commitment to maintaining the tradition of social commentary have quickly made them one of the most sought after acts on the English folk scene with the rare ability to make audiences laugh and cry in equal measure. In 2013 they gave up their jobs and took to the road to share their love of singing and laughter with whomever would listen.
Since then they have performed alongside Billy Bragg at Glastonbury, opened the main stage at Cambridge Folk Festival, recorded a memorable live session on BBC Radio 2, held a host of intimate rural singing weekends, visited dozens of schools and appeared at over 40 festivals at home and abroad. A decade after first burping their way through a sea shanty as inebriated teenagers at Stockton Folk Club, The Young’uns (so called that night because they were the youngest people at the club by over 40 years) have developed their craft, absorbed the musical heritage of their native North East, sought inspiration from the hundreds of performers they have heard and are now preparing to take their music to a much wider audience than they ever imagined.
2015 sees the release of their 4th album and a major tour to celebrate their 30th birthdays. Inspired by the actions of a group of Stockton residents who chased a Benefits Street film crew from their doors, The Young’uns new album Another Man’s Ground celebrates working class heroes of the past and present with powerful and poignant tales of struggle, poverty and peace.
- Workshop 4-5.30pm, Doors open for evening performance at 7pm.
- Tickets for the gig on Bank Holiday Monday 4th May at New Mills Town Hall, are priced at £12 and £10 concessions for the evening performance only and £20 or £18 concessions for both the workshop and performance.
- Tickets are available online via Ticket Source or in person from Priscilla’s Hallmark Cards, Market Street, New Mills.