Taking its name from messages tied to the railings of a bridge in Sunderland, Tiny Notes is a collection of songs that find hope and humanity in grief and despair. From London Bridge to Lockerbie, from Derry to Aleppo, with warm harmony and beautifully crafted lyrics, these are folk songs for our times.
The Guardian **** "There is passion and drama, but the songs are never cloying or mawkish. Musically, the trio are becoming more adventurous, their robust singing offset by some deft string arrangements by Jon Boden, while Karine Polwart, Lucy Farrell and Anne Lamb voice those tiny notes. Inspiring."
The Observer **** “The ascent of The Young’uns owes much not only to their sturdy vocal harmonies but to the humanitarian sensibility of Cooney’s song writing. He specialises in unsung heroes, people who live out the values of bravery and compassion without fanfare.”
Morning Star ***** “One of the hottest acts on the folk scene”. A folk band fast becoming the bards of our age”
The Scotsman **** 'Delivered in impeccable vocal harmonies, the message of this frequently moving album is that humanity transcends all.'
RnR Magazine ***** “Is this a perfect album? It’s impossible to imagine what could be better so, yes, yes, it is.”
Songlines **** “If there’s healing in song then the Young’uns are performing some kind of mental health service for the nation.” “Powerful a capella harmonies interspersed by gorgeous string arrangements by Jon Boden.”
Folk London "Sean Cooney has perfected his personal passion for writing about ordinary real-life heroes; a beautiful album filled with little notes of hope for humanity"