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UK Folk Trio: The Young’uns Workshop & Concert
October 26, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
One event on October 26, 2019 at 7:30pm
Keystone Church 5019 Keystone Pl. N; Seattle 98103
$20 contribution requested
Workshop:Saturday October 26, 2019 1:00 – 3:15 PM
$25 contribution requested. (combo special – $35 for both)
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Just as election season is heating up in America, British folk trio The Young’uns are bringing their brand of political and social commentary to U.S. venues for the first time. Named ‘Best Group’ at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards two years in a row (2015 and 2016), they are igniting American audiences with their trademark harmonies, honesty and humor, commencing with their recent debut appearance at the Philadelphia Folk Festival.
The Young’uns are best known for their largely-unaccompanied story songs that are at once poignant and humorous, some of them ripped straight from news headlines. Their 2018 album STRANGERS, described as “a protest album that is pointed and forceful” by the popular folk blog brightyoungfolk.com, was voted ‘Best Album’ by listeners at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and was widely acknowledged by critics as an antidote to the toxic divisiveness of Brexit and the rise of fear and racial tension in Britain.
The Young’uns most recent album release is a unique piece of modern folk theatre entitled THE BALLAD OF JOHNNY LONGSTAFF, a real-life folk hero from their northeast England hometown of Stockton on Tees, who went from begging on the streets to fighting against fascism in the Spanish Civil War. Louderthanwar.com called it: “Enthralling, moving and hilarious…simply the best thing they’ve done.”
The Young’uns – Sean Cooney, Michael Hughes and David Eagle – are part of the rebirth of topical music and have been said to explore British values using songs and stories. In addition to touring, they have hosted harmony and singing workshops at hundreds of festivals around the world. Influential UK music magazine Mojo has said of them: “Glorious….celebrating the uncelebrated with warmth, vigor and passion” while The Guardian has written: “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?”
Now it’s America’s turn to weigh in.
Saturday, Oct 26 1:00-3:15 Vocal Workshop Keystone Church Seattle, WA
Saturday, Oct 26 7:30 pm concert Keystone Church Seattle, WA
Schedule · Saturday, October 26, 2019