The Young’uns on Springwatch Unsprung
Triumphant trio The Young ‘uns made a guest appearance on BBC-tv’s Springwatch popular spin-off show, Springwatch Unsprung, on Friday June 3rd. Patrons of the UK’s most easterly music festival FolkEast, which takes place at the Elizabethan Glemham Hall every August, the band forged further links with Suffolk when they performed at RSPB Minsmere on Springwatch.
They talked with presenter Chris Packham in front of a studio audience about how nature has inspired their music. Earlier this week they were at Minsmere for an alfresco recording of a new Sean Cooney-penned song entitled Lapwings. Inspired by a First World War diary entry by Private Thomas Williams of the 18th King’s Regiment (Liverpool) it is introduced by the BBC’s Frank Gardner .
Like Chris Packham, the North-East trio look on Suffolk as something of a second home. Building on a growing collaboration they will appear on the main stage of FolkEast this August with Aldeburgh Young Musicians, performing music from Suffolk folk singers including Bob Hart, who released the seminal Songs from Suffolk album in the Seventies.