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.



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

November 5th 2016

Odo's Barn, Bilsington, Kent UK

Martin calling and playing with SWING THE BRIDGE.


November 19th 2016

Faversham, Kent UK

Martin Calling a Barn Dance

West Faversham Community Centre,

Bysingwood Road,

Faversham ME13 7RH

01795 537321


November 26th 2016

Langton Green nr. Tunbridge Wells, Kent UK

Martin  plays with Footdown band at Langton Green Village Hall.


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 15th 2017

Southampton, Hants. UK

Martin appears SOLO at

Woolston & Burlesdon Folk Club, Burlesdon Village Hall,

 Long Lane, Southampton, Hampshire SO31 8BZ


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

February 15th 2017

Canterbury, Kent UK

School Dance Workshop with Swing The Bridge

March 25th 2017

Upchurch, Kent UK

Barn Dance – Martin with recorded music for Kentish Players Amateur Dramatic Society

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


April 6th 2017

Bowes Park, London N22

Martin appears SOLO at Bowes Park Folk Club,

Mum’s Bistro, 143 Myddleton Road, N22 8NG.


May 27th 2017

Yateley, Surrey UK

Wedding Barn Dance with SWING THE BRIDGE


June 24th 2017

Stevenage, Herts. UK

Barn Dance – Calling with The Devines

June 27th 2017

Liverpool, UK

Martin SOLO appears at Everyman Folk Club,

Everyman Bistro, 
Hope Street, Liverpool


June 29th 2017

Fleetwood, Lancs. UK

Martin appears SOLO at:

Fleetwood Folk Club, The Steamer Hotel, Queens Terrace
Fleetwood. FY7 6BT

July 1st 2017

Goostrey nr. Knutsford, Cheshire

Wedding Ceilidh ( Scottish) with recorded music

August 19th 2017

Hawkhurst, Kent UK

Wedding with Martin Calling and guitar

with Swing The Bridge