A cuppa (beer) and a chat with Stephen Young and The Union
Hailed as one of the greatest acts of their genre both home and abroad, Stephen Young and The Union are a classic example of how pure talent, mixed with hard work are a recipe for success.
Their debut album “Wilderness Machine” received extensive airplay, and saw the band playing extensively nationwide on the Irish festival scene. Now with their second album “Eagle Fort Rumble” due for release, Stephen has already completed an American tour.
Now back on home soil, the five-piece are about to embark on an Irish tour, beginning with a gig in Sligo tomorrow (November 20) and the album launch party in The Grand Social on November 27.
Four and a half years since their debut launch, this highly anticipated album is sure to see further success for the group.
On a blustery Tuesday evening, I joined Stephen Young and Johnny Byrne from Stephen Young and the Union on a road trip across Dublin. We reached our destination, and enjoyed a nice cuppa (as you can see) and donuts as we chatted about the album making process, breaking toes and the upcoming album launch party. They also played a song for us!
Have a listen!