The Young Folk at Whelan’s – Photos and Review

Copyright Ian BlountThe Young Folk played Whelans on Thursday 22nd of August.

With support on the night from Liza Flume and Edisons.

Liza Flume opened the night but struggled a bit with her vocals, the reason being was that she was suffering from a sore throat. Having had to run backstage in the middle of her set to get some manuka honey she arrived back having taking a strepsil and explained her situation and from this the crowd got behind her applauding and cheering her on. With all things considered Liza performed extremely well under the conditions.

Edisons were up next and belted out some beautiful vocals with some very charming songs to get the crowd ready for The Young Folk. Dublin four piece band The Young Folk arrived out on stage where they were greeted to cheers and whistles from an eagerly awaited audience.

With seamless harmonies and engaging the audience like no other you can hear similarities of Noah and The Whale and Mumford and Sons but in saying that, these four lads could easily give them a run for their money.

Their debut album “The Little Battle” was received with much enthusiasm and enjoyment and their performance tonight was received much the same.

There was at times a lot of shushing from the crowd as many people, whether it was due to alcohol decided to keep chatting away throughout the night and thankfully for The Young Folk, the talking ended and the crowd began to enjoy the wonderful performance which was happening right there in front of them.

Songs “My Friends” and “I’ve Been Here Before” are both beautifully written which were performed on the night and their talent shines through with many of their die hard fans singing along with lead singer Anthony Furey.

It was a great night of music and from this night alone one could see how much talent is bursting out of Ireland with bands like The Young Folk. We can only stand proud with having such amazing artists like these lads and I wish them all the best.

Review and photos by Ian Blount


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