Martin Young - Bowstring - Folk, Ceilidh, Barn Dance

Barn Dances and Ceilidhs

wedding-ceilidh-picture   audience-appreciation 

In addition to his work with THE WATERGRAIN BAND (with Ben Paley, Pip Ives and Geoff Sandiford) and as a solo performer Martin is a CALLER for BARN DANCES and CEILIDHS as a member of the band SWING THE BRIDGE (with Pip Ives and Gemma Gayner) and Bowstring and is always willing to call for other bands.

He is also in great demand as a caller with recorded music.

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Dates are subject to change. Call us on 01795 538238/07813 202503 

                      Waltham Abbey 130513          Bowstring                                                                       Martin Young                                                           Bowstring


                                                                             The Watergrain Band

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

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

October 15th 2016

South Molton, Devon UK

Wedding Barn Dance

Martin playing guitar with James Kerry

November 5th 2016

Odo's Barn, Bilsington, Kent UK

Martin calling and playing with SWING THE BRIDGE.


November 12th 2016

East Farleigh nr. Maidstone, Kent UK

Martin Calling with recorded music.

Birthday Party.

November 19th 2016

Faversham, Kent UK

Martin Calling a Barn Dance

West Faversham Community Centre,

Bysingwood Road,

Faversham ME13 7RH

01795 537321


January 5th 2017

Orpington, Kent UK

The Watergrain Band in concert at

Orpington Folk Club

the Change of Horses
Farnborough High St
Nr.Orpington. Kent BR6 7BB

January 16th 2017

Tonbridge, Kent UK

The Watergrain Band in concert at Tonbridge Folk Club

Ye Olde Chequers Inn
122 High Street, Tonbridge, Kent TN9 1AS

January 18th 2017

Faversham, Kent UK

The Watergrain Band in concert at

Faversham Folk Club

The Limes (formerly The Chimney Boy), Preston Street,



January 19th 2017

Loughton, Essex UK

The Watergrain Band in concert at Loughton Folk Club

Loughton Club, 8. Station Road,


January 28th 2017

Hawkhurst, Kent UK

Burns Night Ceilidh with Bowstring

April 3rd 2017

Waltham Abbey, Essex UK

The Watergrain Band in concert at

Waltham Abbey Folk Club

The Royal British Legion, Brooker Road,
Waltham Abbey, Essex EN9 1HY

April 4th 2017

Westcliff-On-Sea, Essex UK

The Watergrain Band in concert at

Hoy At Anchor Folk Club

The Royal British Legion,  7-9, Northview Drive, Westcliff-On-Sea, Essex SS0 9NG


May 27th 2017

Yateley, Surrey UK

Wedding Barn Dance with SWING THE BRIDGE


July 1st 2017

Goostrey nr. Knutsford, Cheshire

Wedding Ceilidh ( Scottish) with recorded music