The next gig is a real coup, if we do say so ourselves... we've been looking forward to this for ages!
A night of glorious harmony singing awaits, as The Young’Uns welcome you into their world. Their close, involving sound will for perfectly into the intimate confines of DFC’s base at Frenchay Village Hall, and we encourage you to enter the spirit of the night, and, along with The Roaring Trowmen, sing along to your heart’s content.
Picking up a boat-load of awards this year, including BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards’ Best Group, Spiral Earth Awards’ Best Live Act and FATEA Awards’ Best Group, Sean Cooney, Michael Hughes and David Eagle are described as a “force of nature on stage.” Blending alarmingly impressive harmonies, humour and social commentary, they have hit the heights of Glastonbury, and Cambridge Folk Festival,and regularly find success on BBC Radio 2 and beyond. ,
“Glorious harmonies, waspish wit, powerful songs and relentless banter…..irresistible” - The Guardian
Since their first tentative steps over a decade ago, they have tapped into the sound of their native North East, developing their identity and their mission, and performing in front of many thousands of appreciative people, from tiny pub sessions to huge events up and down the country.
Now onto their fourth album, Another Man’s Ground, which “celebrates working class heroes of the past and present with powerful and poignant tales of struggle, poverty and peace”, the group are set to be another highlight for Downend Folk Club.
“Robust beauty…an evocative love letter to the North East. In Cooney, The Young’uns clearly have a songwriter of considerable talent” - Songlines
Support will come from The Roaring Trowmen, four hearty souls from old Bristol town, who supply sea shanties and songs of the salty deep. Rousing, rolling and roaring, the group are guaranteed to add a unique element to the night. New songs, old songs and everything in between, the Trowmen ply their trade at festivals, fundraisers, weddings, parties.. .and now Downend Folk Club!
As is fitting for a night of nautical expression, the event will also include a raffle in aid of the RNLI, and also an info stand to find out more about the organisation.
The event will be held at Frenchay Village Hall on Thursday 20th November 2015. Doors open at 7.30pm and there will be a full bar serving GWB real ale, cider, wine and a range of soft drinks, for which we encourage you to bring your own glass.