North country heroes

THREE time BBC British Folk Award-winners, The Young’uns are one of the hottest properties on the UK folk and acoustic scene. The three young singers, who are coming to the Marine Theatre at Lyme Regis on Sunday 19th December, sing folk songs for our times with heart and humour.

After winning Best Group in 2015 and 2016, their album Strangers was voted Best Album at the 2018 BBC Folk Awards. Their latest release, The Ballad of Johnny Longstaff, is a musical account of the life of an extraordinary man from their native North East England.

Soon to be a theatre show, it tells the story of a working class hero’s journey through some of the most tumultuous events of the early 20th century – hunger marches, anti-fascism demos, the Spanish Civil War – with warmth, passion and humour and movingly features the voice of the eponymous hero.

Their live performances achieve one of the trickiest balancing acts – an ability to truly”‘make ‘em laugh and make ‘em cry,” while cutting straight to the heart of some of today’s most topical issues.