Magazine article New Internationalist

Strangers

Magazine article New Internationalist

Strangers

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Strangers by The Young'uns (Hereteu Records, YNG 17 CD and digital)

'Common wealth and common ground'- these words end 'A Place Called England', the Maggie Holland-penned song that opens this resonating album. Although her song was written nearly 20 years ago, Holland's words hover over the uncertain landscape that constitutes today's barely United Kingdom. Yet they are also a timely reminder that, whatever happens next to this benighted land, the community is its people. This is the archaic root of all folk music, of course, and it's into this radical (pun intended) soil that the Young'uns are planted.

A male-voice, (mostly) acapella trio from England's northwest, the Young'uns specialize in a contemporary folk music that tells stories. …

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