MARS BARS FROM MARS TOUR
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BOOKINGS SO FAR…..
Wednesday 18th Sept. 2019 FAVERSHAM FOLK CLUB, FAVERSHAM where the hops, gunpowder, Shepherd Neame and Bob Geldofs come from
Friday, 17th January 2020 ST EDITH FOLK, KEMSING nr SEVENOAKS where the two oaks come from
Date TBA BURNEY FOLK CLUB, SHEFFIELD, where the steel should come from!
MANY MORE TO FOLLOW
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
Recorded live WAITNG FOR THE FEDERALS/CHINESE BREAKDOWN
VIDEO Wedding ceilidh, August 2018
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
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
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Dates are subject to change
Call us on 01795 538238/07813 202503
Click an image to hear samples or purchase a CD
September 22 2018
Wedding Barn Dance with Pip and Gemma
October 6 2018
Bolney, Haywards Heath, Sussex UK
Martin Calling a ceilidh with The Blackthorn Band
October 13 2018
Martin Calling another ceilidh with The Blackthorn Band
August 17 2019
Isle Of Sheppey, Kent UK
Swing The Bridge Barn Dance
for a wedding at Kingsmill Barn, Sheppey
Bolney, W. Sussex
Calling with The Blackthorn Band
Crowborough, E. Sussex
Calling with The Blackthorn Band
September 18th 2019
Martin’s solo MARS BARS FROM MARS TOUR begins at Faversham Folk Club, The Limes, 59 Preston Street, Faversham ME13 8PG
November 30th 2019
Ashford, Kent UK
Swing The Bridge play for a Golden Wedding Anniversary Barn Dance at Sandyacres Sports and Social Club, Ashford
January 17 2020
Kemsing, nr Sevenoaks, Kent UK
MARS BARS FROM MARS
St Edith Hall, High Street, Kemsing, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN15 6NA