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The Young'uns are returning to Orillia

Highly-acclaimed folk trio from England will perform in Orillia Oct. 12 as part of Mariposa in Concert Series
The Young'uns. Photo supplied by the Mariposa Folk Foundation.

As autumn colours fade and we brace for winter’s eventual entrance, a new Mariposa in Concert (MIC) series kicks off in fine musical form with a return visit from Mariposa Folk Festival favourites, The Young‘uns.
“We’re so pleased to be bringing back The Young‘uns,” said MIC’s Artistic Director Robert Rountree. “They were a crowd favourite at the 2017 Mariposa Folk Festival.”

The popular trio, with special guest Tony McManus, take to the stage at St. Paul’s Centre, 62 Peter Street North in downtown Orillia on Friday, Oct. 12. Doors open at 7:15 p.m. and the concert starts at 8 p.m.

The Young‘uns are a highly-acclaimed folk trio from northeast England who have garnered a faithful following over the past 12 years with their flawless three-part harmonies and infectious sense of humour.

Their a capella or lightly accompanied renditions of self-penned songs and traditional ballads are sure to move and delight you.

“With a rare vocal affinity…richly melodic, lyrically elegant and wryly observant… The Young‘uns have something to say and something that demands to be listened to” according to The Living Tradition.

With four albums to their credit, their live shows are renowned for their pitch-perfect harmonies and rapid-fire humour.

Recognized throughout the world as the leading guitarist in Celtic music, Tony McManus, is the special guest at the Oct. 12 concert.

In 2017, McManus was named one of '50 Transcendent Acoustic Guitarists' in Guitar Player magazine.

He has released five solo albums, performed at festivals and concerts and accompanied many renowned Celtic and Classical musicians and groups. A native of Paisley, Scotland, Tony has also been teaching private lessons, group workshops and master classes around the world for more than 20 years.

His guitar mastery resulted in Paul Reed Smith (PRS) Guitars creating a Tony McManus Private Stock Acoustic guitar in 2009, custom-built to his specifications. Tony is one of only 10 guitarists chosen to have Signature guitar models by PRS.

Tickets are $25 advance, $30 at the door (includes all processing fees and taxes) and are available online at or in person at the Mariposa Foundation office, 10 Peter St. South. The concert takes places at St. Paul’s Centre, 62 Peter Street North in downtown Orillia. Doors open at 7:15 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m.

The Mariposa Folk Foundation’s 2018-19 Concert Series is sponsored by Alleycats Music & Art, Apple Annie’s Café, Bell Chiropractic and Soft Tissue Centre, Cathy Cleary Design, Dapper Depot, Dentistry on West, Downtown Computers, Hog ‘n Penny Pub, Lavender Hills Farm, Mariposa Market, The Bird House Nature Company, Wes Trinier and Wildflower Farm.