Young guns go for it as Hitchin Folk Club hosts emerging talent this weekend

Kelly Oliver

Kelly Oliver - Credit: Archant

You don’t have to be a grizzled greybeard to make a mark on the folk scene these days – just ask The Young ’Uns, voted best group at this year’s prestigious BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and bringing their talents to Hitchin Folk Club on Sunday night.

Their humour, love for harmony singing, passion for storytelling and commitment to maintaining the tradition of social commentary has quickly made them one of the most sought after acts on the English folk scene.

Another rising star will be providing support – Stevenage’s Kelly Oliver is releasing a double A side single from her imminent second album tomorrow, Friday.

Kelly, whose career in being nurtured by Herts-based Folkstock Records, is a regular performer on the county circuit and further afield and featured on the label’s stage at The White Lion pub at the Balstock festival in Baldock earlier this month.

Doors open at 7.30pm at The Sun Hotel.

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