The Young’uns

Renowned for their pitch perfect harmonies and rapid fire humour, multi-award winners The Young'uns have built a formidable reputation as one of the UK's leading folk song outfits, with a-capella or minimally-accompanied songs that tell it how it is. Self-penned titles sit comfortably alongside traditional material from their native North-East England; songs of conscience, songs of warmth and wit, songs to provoke, and songs to inspire.

Stockton Folk Club's star pupils beguile audiences around the world, seamlessly switching from beautiful ballads to brilliant banter, from profoundly poignant songs to infectiously irreverent humour. This, combined with their passion for storytelling and commitment to maintaining the tradition of social commentary, has led to five star reviews, live sessions on BBC Radio 2, 3 and documentaries on Radio 4, as well as countless sell out shows and more than 40 festival appearances throughout the UK and abroad. A decade of performance and acclaim has delivered a gregarious, sharply honed, pull no punches act that clinched the Best Group trophy at both the 2015 and 2016 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.

The harmonies are glorious, the wit is waspish. The songs are powerful, the banter is relentless and the audience is happy. What’s not to like?” The Guardian (5 stars)


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