FOLK UNDER THE CLOCK presents
The Young ‘Uns (From England)
From the Teesside area in the northeast of England come one Britain’s best loved folk trios. Winner of the 2018 BBC 2 Folk Awards for Album of The Year, Strangers.
Sean Cooney, Michael Hughes and David Eagle deliver”their irresistible mixture of quick-fire banter, potent social commentaries, and harmonies to die for” says Colin Irwin of Penguin Eggs magazine.
They have won over large audiences at Vancouver, Mariposa, Canmore and Calgary Folk Festivals in the past couple of years and are huge in the UK.
Sean Cooney wrote all the songs from Strangers, such as the Hartlepool Pedlar, a tale of Michael Marks, an Eastern European Jewish refugee who arrived in the northeast of England and went on to set up the Marks & Spencer store. Ghafoor’s Bus talks of the humanitarian effort by a local man who converts a bus into a travelling kitchen to feed refugees and migrants.
Don’t miss this trio; they will make you laugh and cry with their songs about people in our world today…absolutely brilliant !
Regular: $40 incl fees
Saturday October 27, 2018 - 8:00 PM
Oysters 3 (Oysterband Acoustic - From England)
This concert marks the return of Britain’s legendary folk rock band…this time as an acoustic trio.
OYSTERS 3 consist of the three founding members of Oysterband; John Jones (lead vocal, melodeon), Alan Prosser (acoustic guitar, mandolin,banjo, vocals), Ian Telfer (fiddle, vocals).
They make modern-folk based British music, acoustic at heart, sometimes intense, sometimes rocking. Great Big Sea topped the music charts in Canada when they recorded the Oysterband song, ‘When I’m Up I Can’t Get Down’. Since 1978 they’ve toured in 35 countries-festivals, concerts, bars, rallies, jails… bring ‘em on !
They have won 5 BBC Folk Awards, recorded 13 studio albums and one dvd. They even have their own well respected UK Folk Festival – The Big Session. This year they celebrate 40 years together and they are still full of ideas pertinent to our time !
“Tremendous, joyous, remarkable…the cream of their genre” – Rolling Stone.
Get your tickets early for this legendary group in this very rare tour of Canada.
Regular: $45 incl fees