The Young'uns Biography (Wikipedia)
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).
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.
- Mike Tickell (Kathryn's Dad) leads a riotous version of Cushy Butterfield.https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04nbl7y.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04nbl7y.jpg2017-01-04T13:13:00.000ZCushy Butterfield performed by Mike and Kathryn Tickell and The Young Uns.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04nbl8l
Mike Tickell (Kathryn's Dad) leads a riotous version of Cushy Butterfield.
- The Young'uns sing "You Won't Find Me On Benefit Street" live on The Durbervilles Folk & Roots Show on BBC Radio Leedshttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02q2vxx.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02q2vxx.jpg2015-04-27T10:53:00.000ZFolk and Roots show. Showcasing Holmfirth Festival of Folk (May 8-10) with The Young'uns.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p02q2xmj
The Young'uns sing "You Won't Find Me On Benefit Street" live on The Durbervilles Folk & Roots Show on BBC Radio Leeds
- Listen to The Young Uns in session for World on 3https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01dymh5.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01dymh5.jpg2013-08-13T14:41:00.000ZThe Chemical Worker’s Song, Battle of Stockton, Harbour Voice, Pique la Baleinehttps://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01f2hs8
Listen to The Young Uns in session for World on 3
The Young'uns Tracks