Martin Young - Bowstring - Folk, Ceilidh, Barn Dance

   

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.

SWING THE BRIDGE AT BROADSTAIRS FOLK WEEK 2019

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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 

 

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

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                                                         

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

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

9.00pm

January 25 2020

Southend-On-Sea, Essex UK

Bowstring play for a Burns Night Ceilidh at Saxon Hall Masonic Centre, Southend-on Sea

January 26 2020

Southampton

MARS BARS FROM MARS

at Woolston & Burlesdon Folk Club,

Bursledon Village Hall

Long Lane, Southampton, Hampshire SO31 8BZ

Tel: 023 8043 4209.                                                         Email: wbfolkclub@gmail.com

7.30pm start

 

February 7 2020

Kemsing nr Sevenoaks, Kent UK

Martin is Sound Engineer for IOTA at St Edith Folk Club

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
Mobile 07799407363.
e- mail address WalthamAbbeyFolk@yahoo.com

 

February 21 2020

Kemsing nr Sevenoaks, Kent UK

Martin is Sound Engineer for Greg Russell at St Edith Folk Club

March 17 2020

Eltham, London UK

Martin & Gemma play St Patricks Day music at Draughts, High Street, Eltham

April 17 2020

Kemsing nr Sevenoaks, Kent UK

Martin is Sound Engineer for Gerry Colvin at St Edith Folk Club

April 25 2020

Hothfield, Kent UK

Swing The Bridge play a Ceilidh at Hothfield Village Hall

Open to the public

June 5 2020

Kemsing nr Sevenoaks, Kent UK

Martin is Sound Engineer for Ranagri at St Edith Folk Club

June 19 2020

Kemsing nr Sevenoaks, Kent UK

Martin is Sound Engineer for Allan Taylor at St Edith Folk Club

July 10 2020

Kemsing nr Sevenoaks, Kent UK

Martin is Sound Engineer for Glymjack at St Edith Folk Club

August 29 2020

Chingford, Essex UK

Swing The Bridge 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

Faversham

YES! 2021!!

An advance booking if ever I saw one!

SWING THE BRIDGE play for a Wedding at

Syndale Park Lodge, London Road, Faversham