Ireland’s Young Folk to tour

February 10, 2017

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Unique songwriting talents

on show in Australia

CONSIDERED one of Ireland’s hottest exports, The Young Folk are heading down under for a select run of intimate show dates in hand-selected areas around Australia this March.

The Young Folk on tour in Australia February-March 2017.

The Young Folk on tour in Australia February-March 2017.

Revered for their gorgeous musical tales of life and vulnerability, and led by ANTHONY FUREY – whose music lineage is stuff of Irish music legend – the band are the new Irish sound, something that will appeal to young and old.

Complementing their intimate headline show dates, the foursome, which also includes talented singer-songwriters PAUL BUTLER and TONY MCLOUGHLIN, as well as the impressive ALEX BORWICK, will be joining the bill of some of Australia’s most acclaimed festival line-ups, including Port Fairy Folk Festival and Adelaide Fringe.

The Young Folk are renowned in their home country for their effortless ability for balancing delicacy with bold, yet tender songwriting, and combining it all with breathtaking harmonies and musicality, the group bring both a nod to tradition and indie-pop inflection into their music. Their unmistakable Irish heritage is evident in both sound and ancestry.

The Furey name needs no introduction to Australian audiences, as one of the biggest folk bands to come out of Ireland, they have toured Oz countless times.

Harking from such a birthright leaves formidable shoes to fill, something that Anthony – son/nephew of the internationally recognised Furey brothers – achieves with ease. His cracking set of vocal pipes set the tone for The Young Folk, guiding the listener through every story, embracing them with the music and then taking them on a heady journey from the first bar until the final moment.

It is no surprise that The Young Folk, despite their name, are veterans of the Irish Festival scene, touring the European circuit extensively winning fans from the Netherlands to London and beyond. They’ve even been asked to perform at a private function for Ireland’s President, an auspicious request indeed.

The Young Folk will release their sophomore long-player First Sign of Morning during their Australian tour. Tickets for their Australian tour are on sale now.

Performance dates include February 26 - Cobargo Folk Festival, Cobargo NSW; March 1 - Polish White Eagle Club, Canberra; March 2 - Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney; March 3 - Trinity Sessions, Adelaide Fringe; March 4 - Bendigo Bank Theatre, The capital, Bendigo Vic; March 9 - 13th Beach Golf Clubhouse, Barwon Heads Vic; March 13 - Port Fairy Folk Festival, Port Fairy Vic; March 16 - Memo Music Hall, St Kilda Vic; and March 17 - Blue Mountains Folk & Roots Festival, Katoomba NSW.

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