The Ballad of Johnny Longstaff is the story of one man’s adventure from begging on the streets in the north of England to fighting against fascism in the Spanish Civil War, taking in the Hunger Marches and the Battle of Cable Street. It’s a timely, touching and often hilarious musical adventure following the footsteps of one working-class hero who witnessed some of the momentous events of the 1930s. With their trademark harmony, honesty and humour the Teesside trio bring together 16 specially composed songs, spoken word, striking imagery and the real recorded voice of Johnny himself to tell a remarkable human story oozing with modern relevance.
The Young’Uns are two-time winners of best group in the BBC Folk Awards, and in 2018 their album was voted Best Album.
28th – HULL Middleton Hall
29th – MANCHESTER Stoller Hall
30th – DUN LAOGHAIRE Pavillion Theatre
31st – BELFAST The Strand
1st – GLASGOW Tron Theatre
2nd – GLASGOW Tron Theatre
3rd – SHEFFIELD City Hall Ballroom
4th – BURY ST EDMUNDS Apex
5th – WAVENDON The Stables
7th – YEOVIL The Octagon
8th – MIDDLESBROUGH Town Hall
9th – LONDON Southbank Centre (Purcell Room)
All tickets on sale from 24th October 2018 and links are available from www.theyounguns.co.uk