The Dublin five piece have been touring parts of Ireland, Scandinavia and North America over the past 9 months whiles performing at some of Irelands well known festival such as Electric Picnic, Sea Sessions, Valentia Isle Festival and The Spirit of Folk Festival.
The Young Folk’s powerful self-titled ep (which is out now) has the anticipated balance of seamless harmonies, classic folk progression that continues their journey through dynamic soundscapes. With shades of alt-county heroes in evidence, the bands orchestration nods to home grown and North American folk traditions that artfully build melodies that feel as though they have existed for many years.
Dubliner Magazine labelled them as “a unique prospect” “one of the most promising young Irish bands of recent years” (Eamon Carr), not because of their impressive resume, but because of the raw energy and passion they bring to the stage.
The Young Folk were a revelation. part Fleet Foxes, the sterling vocals were the pinnacle of a set bursting with a rousing underbelly that demanded attention – this is a band more than capable of making a big breakthrough.” Bryan O’Hanlon (Stop The Lights)
The Young Folk is not a typical folk band, but instead display an interesting interplay between traditional instruments and modern musicality that has drawn the support of RTE DJ’s Pat Kenny, Cathal Murray and John Creedon, 2FM’S Jenny Huston, Paddy McKenna and Ruth Scott and TV3′s Ireland AM show of which all featured The Young Folk in 2012.–