This week, the Young’uns are getting a bit shirty with each other. We’ve advice for anyone seeking to end their lives in a fun and novel way. David Eagle showcases his cheaply and cynically produced football song that is destined to make him a millionaire. Puns this week feature whales, Jesus and Andrew Lloyd Webber. Other subjects covered include the Holiday Inn Express, and nipples. Musicwise, we’ve got live Young’uns and a track from Gavin Davenport’s latest album, and Gavin joins us on the phone to talk about music and phone apps.
The Young’uns Podcast 113: I Smell Woman! (featuring journalist and Author Emma Hartley and Jim Molyneux from 4Square and the old Dance School).
Young’uns podcast fans, your time of grieving is over. We’re back with the first podcast of 2013, and the first in our new weekly series. This week, we speak to journalist, author and folk music blogger Emma Hartley about her book Did David Hasselhoff End the Cold War? and she reveals information about her work in progress. We talk cats with Jim Molyneux from 4Square and The Old Dance School. There’s a spontaneous Young’uns in the mix courtesy of Sean Cooney’s malfunctioning car stereo. We reveal the football song with a difference. We discuss a rather unusual pulling technique witnessed on a London train, and we’ve anecdotes about supermarkets and the National Portrait Gallery.
Plus there’s music from 4Square and some live Young’uns.
We are touring in May – check out the gig dates and come and join us!
3rd May – Brewtown Folk Club, Burton
4th May – Upton Folk Festival
10th May – Charity Fundraiser, Manchester
11th May – Tredegar House Folk Festival, Newport
18th May - Charity Fundraiser, Hardraw
24th May – Chippenham Folk Festival
25th May – Ropery Hall, Barton
26/27th May – Chester Folk Festival
28th May – Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Maidenhead
29th May – Ryburn Folk Club, Halifax
1st June – BAMFest, Bedale
For tickets and further details, visit the gig section of the website.
A great write up by Colin Irwin from Spiral Earth to advertise our forthcoming gig at Kings Place in London next month. We will be there on Friday 12th April and details of the event and tickets can be accessed here.
Tickets are now ON SALE for our Sheffield gig on Saturday 30th March. This is part of the 2013 Sheffield Sessions Festival. Tickets are £10 and it would be great to see you there.
We are delighted to announce that we will be supporting Anais Mitchell and Jefferson Hamer on 4 dates during their UK tour in March.
The venues are:
- 6th March – SHEFFIELD Library Theatre
- 7th March – CAEDMON HALL Gateshead
- 8th March – THE PLEASANCE THEATRE Edinburgh
- 10th March – BURY The Met
All details can be found on our gigs page.
This week, David Eagle is back at his old home in Hartlepool. Limited equipment and temperamental technology means he has to resort to the unusual task of editing the Christmas Young’uns podcast on cassette tape. Included in this hissy, clunky Christmas podcast: The Young’uns attempt some Christmas covers; we present the world’s worst Christmas album; The Watersons meet the wombles; and we join the X9/X10 bus Xmas party for some carols.
Now before you get too excited by the prospect of us poking out of your stocking Christmas morn, let me warn you that this is not that kind of invitation; although we might consider it for the right price, just as long as you’ve got a stocking big enough.
We would like to invite you all to a couple of free events that we’ll be hosting over Christmas.
This Sunday (16th December) Becky Unthank and the Young’uns host an informal afternoon of wassailing songs and carols in one of Manchester’s best pubs, the Briton’s Protection. We’ll be in the upstairs room from 2pm until about 5pm. Come along and join in the music if you’re a singer or musician, or just if you fancy a few festive drinks and hearing some Christmas songs in a great pub.
ON Saturday 22nd December, The Young’uns return home to Hartlepool. We’ll be singing and performing our Mummers play at the Town square Headland at 6pm, moving on through various Headland pubs and ending in the Fisherman’s Arms. If you can’t make it at 6pm, we’ll be updating our Twitter feed so you’ll know where we are (follow us here”, although be warned, tweets may become increasingly more incoherent as the night progresses and our states of inebriation increase.
We look forward to seeing you at one, or maybe both of these events.
To email The Young’uns directly, contact them on their new email address which is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Remember to keep checking the “Gigs” page as new dates are being added every week!
Sean Cooney presents Swept From the sea, an evening of Hartlepool stories, taking place 7pm, Friday 30th November at Hartlepool Central Library,24 York Road,TS26 9DE.
For centuries the sea has swept up colourful stories of magic, mirth and mayhem that have moulded the proud history ofHartlepool. From early saintly legends to harrowing shipwrecks and mysterious murders, the town has more than its share of enthralling yarns. Storyteller Sean Cooney presents an entertaining selection of tales, old and new, swept from the sea.
Tickets: £5 on door or in advance from 01429 272905