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The Young’uns

The Young’uns present: The Ballad of Johnny Longstaff

Twice BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winners The Young’uns present a timely tale of a boy who walked out of poverty, a teenager who stood up to racism, a soldier who fought fascism and an old man who inspired a new generation. From the shadow of the Teesside shipyards, to the banks of the Thames. From Cable Street to the Spanish Civil War. Johnny Longstaff bore witness to some of the most defining moments of the early 20th century. Before he died, he recorded his story in words which were harrowing, hilarious, poignant, proud and ultimately uplifting. With their trademark harmony and humour the Teesside trio present an urgent suite of songs interwoven with Johnny’s own voice and rare images to tell an amazing story.

The harmonies are glorious, the wit is waspish. The songs are powerful, the banter is relentless ★★★★★

The Guardian

Exceptional songwriting - an album to match their formidable live reputation

MOJO

Joyous folk music sung with stirring urgency – and when the humour crackles these songs skyrocket ★★★★

The Guardian

This Teesside trio have captured hearts and awards - with a magic combination of lusty singing, memorable tunes and heart-on-sleeve songwriting. They are modern day troubadours of working people ★★★★

Songlines

This collection surely marks Sean Cooney’s arrival as one of the very best songwriters of the modern day - you can’t imagine a Best Original Song award list that doesn’t include Be The Man or Dark Water

fRoots

Hugely captivating – a brilliant folk act

Stuart Maconie, BBC 6 Music

They are truly beloved on the folk scene. The whole album is moving and topical

Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radios 2 & 6
Mon 26Mar

The Young’uns – The Ballad of Johnny Longstaff (14+)Cardiff

BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Winners tell an amazing story with their trademark harmonies and humour.
All under 25s may be asked to produce valid ID (See FAQ's)
Under 16 year olds must be accompanied by an adult with a ticket to the show.

Advance price

  • £16.00 Show Entry

Times

  • Doors open 7:00 PM
  • Last entry 7:45 PM
  • Show starts 8:00 PM

More info

  • Seating type unallocated
  • Food available yes
  • Minimum age 14
Tue 27Mar

The Young’uns – The Ballad of Johnny Longstaff (14+)Birmingham

BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Winners tell an amazing story with their trademark harmonies and humour.
All under 25s may be asked to produce valid ID (See FAQ's)
Under 16 year olds must be accompanied by an adult with a ticket to the show.

Advance price

  • £16.00 Show Entry

Times

  • Doors open 7:00 PM
  • Last entry 7:45 PM
  • Show starts 8:00 PM

More info

  • Seating type unallocated
  • Food available yes
  • Minimum age 14