Event: The Young Folk – Ireland’s ‘So Hot’ New International Export Australian Tour February / March 2017
presented by Merrigoround Music
Where: Various Venues – see schedule below
When: Friday February 24th to Friday 17th March 2017
Cost: see booking details in tour schedule below
‘They are quite simply one of the most promising young bands to come out of Ireland in several decades.’ Simon Redley, Maverick
‘The 11 tracks on First Sign of Morning showcase a band prepared for a much higher level of attention here and overseas.’ Irish Mail on Sunday, Danny McElhinney (4 star **** review)
‘Ireland’s most exciting band in years…The Young Folk are a Dublin band that have become national favourites and also developed a worldwide following in the past couple of years. They brilliantly fuse a traditional Irish sound with their own modern influences and the results are outstanding.’ Irish Music Daily, Nick Kehoe.
The Young Folk Tour Australian Tour Dates 2017 and ticket links.
Friday 24–Sunday 28 February
Cobargo Folk Festival, NSW
Wednesday 1 March
Polish White Eagle Club Canberra, ACT
Thursday 2 March
Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney NSW
Friday 3 March
Trinity Sessions, Adelaide Fringe Festival, SA
Saturday 4 March
The Capital, Bendigo Bank Theatre, Bendigo, VIC
Thursday 9 March
Beach Golf Clubhouse, Barwon Heads,VIC
Friday 10 March – Monday 13 March
Port Fairy Folk Music Festival, Port Fairy VIC
Thursday 16 March
Memo Music Hall St.Kilda, Melbourne,VIC
Friday 17 March – Sunday 19
Blue Mountains Music Festival, Katoomba NSW
The Young Folk are bringing their musical tales of life and vulnerability to Australian shores from late February 2017.
The tour kicks off on Feb 23 with two shows in NSW closely followed by Adelaide Fringe and Port Fairy Folk Festival before a string of East Coast festival and side dates.
Balancing delicacy with boldness, tender songwriting with A1 harmonies and musicality with a nod to tradition and indie-pop inflection, The Young Folk share an unmistakable Irish heritage in both sound and ancestry.
Consisting of a creative triangle with Anthony Furey (the next generation of the Internationally renowned The Furey Brothers family) at its apex joined by Paul Butler (a direct descendent of the legendary Dublin based Bourke / Kearnery families) and Tony McLoughlin who are singer/songwriters of exceptional talent in their own right. The trio are joined by Alex Borwick (NZ), a long standing musical collaborator for this tour, enabling The Young Folk to fully flex their musical muscle.
Anthony’s cracking set of vocal pipes sit at the helm of The Young Folk, effortlessly guiding the listener through each finely crafted musical story. Veteran’s of the Irish Festival scene, The Young Folk have also extensively toured the European festival circuit winning fans in the Netherlands and legion’s of BBC presenters, after a fortuitous set at Caffe Nero in the BBC’s London building.
Ireland’s President Michael D. Higgins ranks as The Young Folk’s most notable fan to date having organised them to perform at multiple functions at his residence.
Recently wed to a co-management and record licensing agreement between ARC Music Productions and Tom Sarig and his Esther Creative Group (ECG), this Australian tour promises to be one of several new terrains The Young Folk explore to spread their sound further across the globe this year. With two single releases slated for February and their 2nd album release, First Sign of Morning due for Australian commercial release (Antifragile records US) in April, this tour promises a wealth of exciting new material for ‘new fans, bigger gigs, better shows and conquering new territories like any musical pirate worth his salt’ –
Tony McLoughlin, The Young Folk. www.theyoungfolk.com
Additional info: ‘Grown’ https://vimeo.com/57906166
Hot Press live interview and live performance of “Home”: goo.gl/Mh2wLk