The Young’Uns Stand Their Ground

Read our review of ‘Another Man’s Ground’ by The Young ‘Uns


 The Young’Uns Head To Australia for a Folk Festival Tour

New Release – Another Man’s Ground

The Young’uns are from the north east of England and have become a much sought-after folk act.   In 2013 the band members (Sean Cooney, David Eagle and Michael Hughes) gave up their day jobs and took to the road to share their infectious love for harmony singing, loaded with plenty of laughter and serious observations about the world around them.

Since then they have performed alongside Billy Bragg at Glastonbury, opened the main stage at Cambridge Folk Festival, won an English folk award and appeared at over forty festivals at home and abroad.

The Young’uns’ new album Another Man’s Ground is their fourth release and it is as captivating as it is unpretentious, with eight tracks featuring just vocals.  It is an approach they prefer as it guarantees purity and simplicity – voices as instruments with no embellishments.  The other songs have an occasional accordion, guitar or piano accompaniment for tasteful adornment.  The album celebrates working class heroes of the past and present and the excellent liner notes contain a synopses of the genesis of each song.


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“You Won’t Find Me On Benefits Street” was inspired by the actions of a group of residents who objected to the misleading message being created by a film crew.  There is a great pared version of Bragg’s “Between The Wars” and “Streets of Lahore” is an immensely powerful song, inspired by an ‘honour killing’ in Pakistan caused solely (and incredibly) by a marriage against other peoples wishes.

Here’s a clip of “Streets of Lahore”:


From all reports, The Young’uns are a riveting and energetic force on stage, with displays of passion, humour, political commentary and, above all, harmony singing.

The tour of Australia will be a wonderful opportunity to experience the band first hand.



Young’uns Australian Tour Dates 2016

March 11th – 14th Port Fairy Folk Festival

March 16th – Bird’s Basement, Melbourne

March 18th  20th Blue Mountains Folk Festival

22nd March Cat & Fiddle, Balmain Sydney

24th-28th March National Folk Festival, Canberra


Read our review of ‘Another Man’s Ground’ by The Young ‘Uns



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Author: Rob Dickens

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