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Published on 15 December 2017
Event date: 11/04/2018 20:00 - 23:00 Export event
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.
Tickets are £16.00 plus a booking fee and are available Online and at OFS
“The harmonies are glorious, the wit is waspish. The songs are powerful, the banter is relentless and the
audience is happy. What’s not to like?” ★★★★★ The Guardian
“Exceptional songwriting - an album to match their formidable live reputation”
“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 –
it’s a role they play with absolute commitment and huge skill” ★★★★ 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
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Tickets £17.50 in advance (£20 on the door)
Available from OFS, Carlisle Tourist Information Centre
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Avaialble from OFS, William Howard School and on the door
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