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.
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Barn Dances and Ceilidhs
A song for FAVERSHAM……..Play Loud!
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
We encourage our clients to book our ceilidh band and a 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
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Saturday 7th December 2019
ROSSLYN COURT, MARGATE where the Turner Gallery, Shell Grotto and Dreamland come from
Sunday 26th January 2020
WOOLSTON & BURLESDON FOLK CLUB, SOUTHAMPTON where the Supermarine Spitfire was dreamed up
Monday, 17th February 2020
WALTHAM ABBEY FOLK CLUB, WALTHAM ABBEY where the gunpowder comes from and where King Harold ended up!
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
Click an image to hear samples or purchase a CD
November 9 2019
Faversham, Kent UK
Swing The Bridge play at The Market Inn, East Street, Faversham, Kent UK ME13 8AT
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
December 7 2019
Margate, Kent UK
Martin’s solo MARS BARS FROM MARS show at Rosslyn Court, 62, Sweyn Road, Margate, Kent CT9 2DD
December 14 2019
Islip, Northants UK
Martin plays a ceilidh with Ramona Egle
at Islip Pavilion, Islip Sports Field, Toll Bar Road NN14 3LH
December 28 2019
Canterbury, Kent UK
Ramona and Martin play a for a Family Ceilidh
December 31 2019
Painters Forstal, Faversham, Kent UK
Bowstring play for a NEW YEARS EVE ceilidh at The Alma pub
January 8 2020
Rochester, Kent UK
Swing The Bridge play at
The Man of Kent, 6 John St, Rochester ME1 1YN
January 26 2020
Mars Bars From Mars
at Woolston & Burlesdon Folk Club,
Bursledon Village Hall
Long Lane, Southampton, Hampshire SO31 8BZ
Tel: 023 8043 4209. Email: wbfolkclub
February 17 2020
Waltham Abbey, Essex UK
MARS BARS FROM MARS
Waltham Abbey Folk Club, The Angel, Sun Street, Waltham Abbey, Essex EN9 1EJ
Phone 01992 613987
e- mail address WalthamAbbeyFolk@yahoo.com
March 17 2020
Eltham, London UK
Martin & Gemma play St Patricks Day music at Draughts, High Street, Eltham
April 25 2020
Hothfield, Kent UK
Swing The Bridge play a Ceilidh at Hothfield Village Hall
Open to the public
August 29 2020
Chingford, Essex UK
STB play for a family ceilidh
October 24 2020
East Malling nr. Maidstone, Kent UK
Swing The Bridge play a Barn Dance at East Malling Village Hall for East Malling W.I.
June 5th 2021
An advance booking if ever I saw one!
SWING THE BRIDGE play for a Wedding at
Syndale Park Lodge, London Road, Faversham