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The Young Folk (Elgin)

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The Young Folk (Elgin)
The Young Folk (Elgin)

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22 Dec 2020, 21:00

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The Grand Social Presents: Social Connections - Dec 22nd 


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The Young Folk primarily consists of a creative triangle with Anthony Furey at its apex joined by Paul Butler and Alex Borwick as singer/songwriters of exceptional talent in their own right. The trio are joined by Marc Aubele for most of their live shows enabling TYF to fully flex their musical muscle. The Young Folk are signed to UK’s Pixie Pace Records  – an imprint label of the leading world and folk music label, ARC Music – through which they released their debut album  worldwide, The Little Battle in 2014 which went straight into No 2 in the Dutch charts and top 10 in Irish charts. Their new single – When Morning came – is scheduled for release in Australia early 2017 and is lifted from their new studio album First Sign of Morning.

Their commitment to writing lyrics relating to real issues concerning family, childhood memories and times of great personal value resonate with audiences immediately. The Young Folk are known for their immaculate harmonies and sing tales of times that impacted on their lives with a commitment that is hard to match and easy to fall in love with.

The Young Folk marry traditional acoustic instrumentation, perfect harmonies and contemporary production techniques resulting in a sound which has seen them compared with Fleet Foxes, Bon Iver and Crosby Stills & Nash, and are continually winning over new audiences the world over who are blown away by their fresh take on the Folk genre.

"This is an accomplished musical aggregate that join the microdots between Noah & The Whale and old Greenwich Village Kweskin Jug Band. This is folk in Cuban heels." Eamon Carr - Irelands Evening Herald


Since their initial discovery by Pixie Pace Records on the award-winning folk compendium released by ARC Music, The Ultimate Guide to Irish Folk [curated by John O’Regan], The Young Folk are filling venues both at home in Ireland and abroad.

While The Young Folk have performed widely in Ireland at festivals, venues and showcases, they are fully committed to expanding their fanbase overseas. With this in mind, they are rapidly becoming national favourites in The Netherlands with two sold out tours which included the infamous Paradiso in Amsterdam. They have also performed extensively in the UK, France, Germany, Scandinavia, USA and now have just finished their very first headline tour of Australia 2017.  Along the way, TYF have bagged support slots for Midlake, Lisa Hannigan, The Waterboys and Imelda May,  They have also featured at Manchester’s Whiskey Sessions alongside I am Kloot, Gomez, Badly Drawn Boy, British Sea Power and Jon Allen.

TYF are also festival fan favourites. The last two years have seen them perform at Kansas City Folk Festival & Folk Alliance International in the USA, Belgium’s Dranouter Festival, Australia’s Port Fairy Folk Festival, Cobargo Folk Festival & Blue Mountain Festival, Germany’s Black Sheep Festival, The Cambridge Folk Festival & Cornbury Festival in the UK, Ireland’s Electric Picnic as well on numerous occasions for live TV appearances on Ireland’s RTE’s Saturday Night Live, TV 3’s Ireland AM and Nick and Simon’s The Dream [The Netherlands]. In the UK the band was requested by special invitation from the CEO of Vintage TV for a live session performing Way Home from The Little Battle [2015] alongside Fairground Attraction. Ireland’s President Michael D. Higgins ranks as their most notable fan to date after he organised numerous performances at a private function at his residence.

This project has been part-funded by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht Sport and Media from the Live Performance Support Scheme.

Social Connections is a series of 16 recorded live performances by a wonderful multi genre collection of Irish based artists. The Grand Social is delighted to open it’s doors with this fresh mixture of showcases by some of Ireland's most iconic artists and a chance to explore the new breed of songwriters who are taking the scene by storm. The Grand Social has teamed up with collectives, booking agents, other venues and a multiple of friends to create Social Connections. The Grand Social is also delighted to be a part of the Live Music Venue Collective which has created numerous days of work for the live entertainment industry during the pandemic by working together across the country. Find out more here. Please join us this December for any or even all of these amazing performances that will embrace you in the magic of music. Invite your friends and families from anywhere to the Grand Social. All tickets are free of charge and a live link will be mailed to you once you have registered. Line up and date is here. Dec 15th N.C. Lawlor 9pm Dec 16th Jem Mitchel 9pm Dec 17th Oliver Cole + Friends Dec 18th Aoife Nessa Frances 9pm Dec 19th Leila Jane 9pm Dec 20th A.Smyth 9pm Dec 21st The X Collective w/ Toshin, Shiv, Shy Mascot 9pm Dec 22nd The Young Folk ( Elgin) 9pm Dec 23rd Mongoose 9pm Dec 24th Lemoncello 9pm Dec 25th Liam Ó Maonlaí 9pm Dec 26th MUNDY 9pm Dec 27th SACK 9pm Dec 28th SON 9pm Dec 29th The Zen Arcade (former members from the Strypes) 9pm Dec 30th Ryan O'Shaughnessy 9pm Each performance will be accompanied by the work of Douglas O’Connor, a Dublin based photojournalist, who has spent a life time walking the streets of Dublin, camera in hand. Since the lockdowns began in 2020 he has continued to document the city in all of it’s nakedness, shy of people. Walk the quiet streets of Dublin through the eyes of Douglas O’Connor. This series of images is taken from his book “Eat Yer Rent, Dublin Lockdown 2020” and can be seen at:

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