ARD-Photography.-The-Younguns-at-The-Sage-150x150 (1)Winners of the Best Group at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2016 for the second year running, The Young’uns are a force of nature on stage. Their irrepressible humour, infectious love for harmony singing, passion for storytelling and commitment to maintaining the tradition of social commentary have quickly made them one of the most sought after acts on the English folk scene with the rare ability to make audiences laugh and cry in equal measure. A decade after first burping their way through a sea shanty as inebriated teenagers at Stockton Folk Club, The Young’uns (so called that night because they were the youngest people at the club by over 40 years) have developed their craft, absorbed the musical heritage of their native North East, sought inspiration from the hundreds of performers they have heard and are now preparing to take their music to a much wider audience than they ever imagined. This is a first appearance by The Young’uns at Ely and they’ll perform in Marquee 1 on Friday night.