Martin Young - Bowstring - Folk, Ceilidh, Barn Dance

It’s getting nearer  MARS BARS FROM MARS

See the video at
www.youtube.com/watch?v=esoVmFb5XuY

BOOKINGS SO FAR…..

Wednesday 18th Sept. 2019 FAVERSHAM FOLK CLUB, FAVERSHAM where the hops, gunpowder, Shepherd Neame and Bob Geldofs come from     

Saturday 21st September 2019 ROSSLYN COURT, MARGATE where the Turner Gallery, Shell Grotto and Dreamland come from     

Sunday 22nd September 2019 WOOLSTON & bURLESDON FOLK CLUB, Southampton where the Supermarine Spitfire and Titanic (yes, I know, it started in Belfast!) came from                             

Friday, 17th January 2020 ST EDITH FOLK, KEMSING nr SEVENOAKS where the two oaks come from

Monday 17th February, 17th February 2020
WALTHAM ABBEY FOLK CLUB, where the gunpowder comes from and where King Harold ended up! 

Wednesday, 19th February 2020 BURNEY FOLK CLUB, SHEFFIELD, where the steel should come from!

Thursday, 20th February 2020 FLEETWOOD FOLK CLUB, FLEETWOOD, where the Fisherman’s Friends come from

MANY MORE TO FOLLOW

Looking for dates in France
(where the letters and the kisses come from)
and
Belgium
(where the buns come from)

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Martin Young is an English folk singer based in Faversham, Kent, with roots firmly in the English tradition. He has played all over Britain at many different venues large and small including clubs and festivals. He has toured Europe and New Zealand.

Barn Dances and Ceilidhs

A song for FAVERSHAM……..Play Loud!
SWING THE BRIDGE

Recorded live  WAITNG FOR THE FEDERALS/CHINESE BREAKDOWN

SWING THE BRIDGE 
www.facebook.com/swingthebridge711

Event Date: 30/09/2017  

Venue: Emmer Green Primary School Hall, READING. Berkshire Event Type: Birthday Party

Event Rating: 5/5

“The band was absolutely brilliant and made our special celebration such fun. Everyone enjoyed the evening. We would thoroughly recommend them and if we had another ceilidh would book them again. They were on time and very professional in their attitude.”

By R.J. B

SWING THE BRIDGE 

is an Experienced, Energetic and Professional  5 piece Folk/Rock Ceilidh Band comprising  Pip Ives (Melodeon), Gemma Gayner (Violin),  Geoff Sandiford (Bass Guitar), Neal Adams (Drums)  and Martin Young (Guitar and Caller teaching you the dances, all in good humour).

Please take a look at the picture of the band above.
There are 5 people. This is the band that rehearses and
will appear at your wedding, birthday party, corporate
event, barmitzvah or any event of your choosing.

We do not substitute band members with any other
musician who happens to be available.
It might be a cliche but…

…WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GET!
There are at least three ceilidh bands, that we know of,  claiming to be….The UK’S Leading Ceilidh Band We make no such claim but who is to say we are not?!  It’s up to you Contact us: 07813 202503 swingthebridge711@gmail.com and tell us whether we’re the UK’s leading ceilidh band!
  • We play lively traditional tunes in a fresh,  modern way often coupled with a more up to date tune or  song which might offer one or two surprises and…..
  • To enhance the atmosphere we have our own lighting.
Disco Packages
  • We encourage our clients to book our ceilidh band and  separate disco package. While it might seem, in booking  a ceilidh/disco package, that the total cost of your  night would be slightly cheaper than booking them  separately, we do not pretend to have the know-how of a  dedicated and experienced DJ and we do not compromise  simply to make more money. It is important that you have  the very best entertainment and experience that we can  offer. We are a ceilidh band. That’s what we do best.
  • However, clients are welcome to play their own music  through our pa system via ipod etc.
Available: London, Essex, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire,  Northamptonshire, Cambridgeshire, Suffolk, Norfolk,  Surrey, Sussex, Hampshire, Kent, Buckinghamshire,  Berkshire, Dorset, Somerset, Wiltshire 

MARTIN is also in great demand as a caller

with recorded music

as well as his work with The Watergrain Band

Listen to Where The Sunset Meets The Sea
by The Watergrain Band

Dates are subject to change

                   Call us on 01795 538238/07813 202503                                                         

Available CD's

Martin Young - Watergrain Martin Young - The Climbing Boy Martin Young - Botany Bay Bowstring - Vinnie's Return

Click an image to hear samples or purchase a CD

Upcoming gigs

January 19 2019

Faversham, Kent UK

Corporate event with Bowstring

January 25 2019

Kensington, London UK

Bowstring play for a BURNS NIGHT SUPPER at Campden Hill Tennis Club

March 17 2019

Eltham, London UK

Swing The Bridge play for St Patrick’s Day

at Draughts, 34, High Street, Eltham, London SE9 1BT

THIS IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

 

April 13 2019

Quex Barn, Birchington, Kent UK

SWING THE BRIDGE play for a Wedding Barn Dance

May 4 2019

Rochester, Kent UK

SWING THE BRIDGE play at Rochester Sweeps Festival

12.00 noon

and

8.00pm

more details to follow

May 17 2019

Sheldwich, Faversham, Kent UK

Martin plays with Wyatt’s Cat for Sheldwich School Barn Dance

June 8 2019

Battle, Sussex UK

Swing The Bridge play a barn dance at Ashburnham Place, Battle, East Sussex

June 22 2019

Brenchley, Tunbridge Wells, Kent UK

Martin calls a barn dance for Brenchley Pre-School Group

July 27 2019

Finglesham, Deal, Kent UK

STRICTLY BARN DANCING!

Martin Young calls a Barn Dance

THIS IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

www.thecrowninnfinglesham.co.uk

August 9 2019

Broadstairs, Kent UK

Swing The Bridge play for the opening ceilidh at BROADSTAIRS FOLK WEEK

August 10 2019

Hadlow Down, East Sussex UK

Bowstring play at Wilderness Wood, Main Road, Hadlow Down TN22 4HJ

Wedding Ceilidh

August 17 2019

Isle Of Sheppey, Kent UK

Swing The Bridge Barn Dance

for a wedding at Kingsmill Barn, Sheppey

September 8th 2019

Ramsgate, Kent UK

SWING THE BRIDGE play for a Wedding Anniversary Barn Dance

September 18th 2019

Faversham, Kent UK

Martin’s solo MARS BARS FROM MARS show at Faversham Folk Club, The Limes, 59 Preston Street, Faversham ME13 8PG

September 21 2019

Margate, Kent UK

Martin’s solo MARS BARS FROM MARS show at Rosslyn Court, 62, Sweyn Road, Margate, Kent CT9 2DD

September 22 2019

Southampton, Hants UK

Martin’s solo MARS BARS FROM MARS show at

Woolston & Burlesdon Folk Club

November 9 2019

Faversham, Kent UK

Swing The Bridge play at The Market Inn, East Street, Faversham, Kent UK ME13 8AT

FREE ADMISSION!

November 16 2019

Whitstable

Martin calls a barn dance for Diabetes UK at Swalecliffe Hall, St John’s Road, Swalecliffe, WHITSTABLE, Kent CT5 2QU

November 30th 2019

Ashford, Kent UK

Swing The Bridge play for a Golden Wedding Anniversary Barn Dance at Sandyacres Sports and Social Club, Ashford

December 3rd 2019

Westcliff-On-Sea, Essex UK

The Watergrain Band play at HOY-AT-ANCHOR FOLK CLUB, The Royal British Legion, 7-9, Northview Drive, Westcliff-On-Sea, Essex SS0 9NG

January 17 2020

Kemsing, nr Sevenoaks, Kent UK

MARS BARS FROM MARS

St Edith Hall, High Street, Kemsing, 

Sevenoaks, 

Kent TN15 6NA

February 17 2020

Waltham Abbey, Essex UK

MARS BARS FROM MARS

Waltham Abbey Folk Club,

The Angel
Sun Street
Waltham Abbey
Essex
EN9 1EJ

February 19 2020

Sheffield, S. Yorks UK

MARS BARS FROM MARS

Burney Folk Club, The Gardener’s Rest, Neepsend Lane, Sheffield S3 8AT.

February 20 2020

Fleetwood, Lancs UK

MARS BARS FROM MARS

Fleetwood Folk Club,

The Steamer,
1 – 2 Queens Terrace, Fleetwood
FY7 6BT
Everyone welcome
8.30pm

June 5th 2021

Faversham

YES! 2021!!

An advance booking if ever I saw one!

SWING THE BRIDGE play for a Wedding at Judd’s Folly, Syndale Park Lodge, London Road, Faversham