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On Saturday 16th April three-time winners of the prestigious BBC Folk Awards, The Young’uns, will perform at The Fire Station, Sunderland, providing a night of exquisite musicality and powerful emotion. Recognised for their passionate and often humorous interpretations of traditional folk songs as well as their hard-hitting social narrative, The Young’uns are now one of the most in demand groups on the UK folk and acoustic scene.

The Teesside trio are comprised of Michael Hughes, Sean Cooney and David Eagle (who is also an award-winning stand-up comedian). The musicians are able to capture an audience’s attention through gripping storylines constructed from both historical events – such as their musical account of the life of anti-fascist rebel leader Johnny Longstaff; a story which they adapted for the stage to high critical praise – or through themes highly topical of today, like their 2017 album Strangers, which celebrates inspiring people and pays homage to the outsiders of society.

Whether it’s shanties, tales of 1950s immigrants or Stockton residents’ reactions to a Benefits Street film crew, the trio’s undoubted talent will ensure a joyous evening of live music.

The Young’uns play The Fire Station, Sunderland on Saturday 16th April.


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