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Glastonbury, Cambridge, Radio 2

Posted by Sean Cooney on September 3, 2014 at 7:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Had a fantastic year with the Young'uns perfoming at 20 festivals and counting.  Highlights have included sharing a stage with Billy Bragg at Glastonbury, opening the main stage at Cambridge Folk Festival and performing a live session for Mark Radcliffe's BBC Radio 2 Folk show. Keep up to date with all Young'uns news and dates at 

Hartlepool Song Project - the Young'Uns Feb 2014

Posted by Sean Cooney on February 11, 2014 at 3:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Been having great fun recently visiting Hartlepool primary schools with the Young'Uns writing and recording songs to celebrate different aspects of Hartlepool heritage.  Here's a nice little write up in the Hartlepool mail about the project

National Storytelling Week Feb 2014

Posted by Sean Cooney on February 9, 2014 at 11:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Due to touring commitments with the Young'Uns I only had time for one school visit during National Storytelling Week but I had a great time in Light Oaks Junior School in Salford on Friday 7th telling tales of Anglo Saxons, Vikings and Romans to over 300 children in 4 fun sessions. Thanks to everyone there for the warm welcome

The Young'Uns Education Projects

Posted by Sean Cooney on January 27, 2014 at 5:20 AM Comments comments (0)

A buys touring schedule in the autumn of 2013 limited Sean's opportunities for storytelling visits as his musical career with the Young'Uns continued to thrive.  However 2014 will see him bring his stories and songs back into schools across the country.

In addition, as part of 3 piece folk group The Young'Uns, he is offering schools a range of educational packages in 2014 including a special song writing project to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the declaration of the First World War

St Gabriel's, Manchester January 2014

Posted by Sean Cooney on January 27, 2014 at 5:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Had a great start to my storytelling year with a special day in St Gabriel's CofE Primary School in Middleton, Manchester on 20th January

'Sean provided lively and engaging sessions for our children, which had them all, from Nursery to Year 6, spellbound. Both children and staff, had a thoroughly enjoyable day. The children spent the rest of their writing week talking about the experience, and had lots of enthusiasm to put pencil to paper.'  Emma O'Brien, Literacy Co ordinator

Suffragette Song July 2013

Posted by Sean Cooney on July 25, 2013 at 9:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Here it is...fantastic song written by Y6 at St John Fisher & Thomas More Primary School Wythenshawe, Manchester

Through the Looking Glass Oldham 19th July

Posted by Sean Cooney on July 20, 2013 at 3:20 AM Comments comments (0)

My last story day of the school year was great fun in St Hugh's Primary School Oldham.

Spent a cool airconditioned day writing nonsensical songs inspired by Alice's adventures through the looking glass

this was my favourite verse from year 4

"I saw a billion donkeys  dance

and a prank playing panda's pink pants prance!"

Hartlepool Story Day 12th July

Posted by Sean Cooney on July 13, 2013 at 3:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Had a wonderful time telling Hartlepool stories to over 300 children in Lynnfield Primary School.  Fantastic, engaging kids, thanks to everybody there for a great day

Suffragette Songwriting Project

Posted by Sean Cooney on June 14, 2013 at 2:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Have just embarked on an exciting songwriting project with a y6 class in Wythenshawe, Manchester exploring the Suffragette movement and writing a Suffragette protest song as a culmination.  

Chorlton Arts Festival

Posted by Sean Cooney on May 29, 2013 at 6:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Thanks to everyone who came to my relaxed evening of stories and songs in the snug of the Beech Inn in Chorlton last week for the Arts Festival