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The Young'uns

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The Young'uns are an English folk group from Stockton, County Durham, England, who won the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards "Best Group" award in 2015 and 2016 They specialise in singing unaccompanied, and they perform traditional shanties, contemporary songs such as Billy Bragg's "Between the Wars" and Sydney Carter's "John Ball", and original works including "You Won’t Find Me on Benefits Street" alluding to Stockton's reaction to a Benefits Street television crew and "The Battle of Stockton" on a 1933 clash with Oswald Mosley's blackshirts 2017 album Strangers includes nine new songs celebrating inspiring people 'A homage to the outsider; a eulogy for the wayfarer; a hymn for the migrant' "These Hands" tells the life story of 1950's immigrant Sybil Phoenix while the story of the Battle of Cable Street is told through the words of Stockton teenager Johnny Longstaff

The members are Sean Cooney, David Eagle and Michael Hughes, who met as teenagers and encountered folk music as underage drinkers in a local pub They enjoyed the music and returned to the Stockton Folk Club, where "One day someone said 'let's hear a song from the young'uns' and we sang this one verse we knew from a sea shanty", hence the band's name


  • 1 Discography
  • 2 Awards
  • 3 References
  • 4 External links


  • When Our Grandfathers Said No 2012
  • Never Forget 2014
  • Another Man's Ground 2015
  • Strangers 2017


  • BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards "Best Album" - Strangers 2018
  • BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards "Best Group" 2015
  • BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards "Best Group" 2016
  • Spiral Awards "Best Live Act" 2015
  • FATEA awards: "Band/duo of the year" 2014


  1. ^ a b "Folk Awards 2015 - The Winners!" BBC Radio 2 Retrieved 14 April 2016 
  2. ^ a b "Folk Awards 2016 - The winners" BBC Radio 2 2016 Retrieved 3 May 2016 
  3. ^ Irwin, Colin 28 May 2015 "The Young'uns review – an irresistible set from the folk group of the year" The Guardian Retrieved 14 April 2016 
  4. ^ Heath, Theresa 8 September 2012 "Interview: Introducing…The Young'uns" For Folk's Sake Retrieved 14 April 2016 
  5. ^ a b "When Our grandfathers Said No" The Young'uns Shop Retrieved 14 April 2016 
  6. ^ a b "Another Man's Ground" The Young'uns Shop Retrieved 14 April 2016 
  7. ^ "How a happy accident launched vocal trio into the inclusive world of folk" Western Morning News 10 August 2012 Retrieved 14 April 2016 
  8. ^ "Never Forget" The Young'uns Shop Retrieved 14 April 2016 
  9. ^ "Strangers by The Young'uns on Apple Music" iTunes Store US Retrieved 3 October 2017 
  10. ^ "The 2015 Spiral Earth Award Winners" Spiral Earth Retrieved 14 April 2016 
  11. ^ "Fatea Awards Winners And Runners Up 2014" FATEA Retrieved 14 April 2016 

External links

  • Official website

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