Martin Young - Bowstring - Folk, Ceilidh, Barn Dance
We were very happy to promote a date recently for THE WATERGRAIN BAND at Folk in the Barn.  The audience enjoyed the friendly, gentle delivery of Martin Long’s well arranged and thoughtful material.  Pip Ives and Ben Paley on accordion and fiddle added skillful touches of intricate and sensitive playing, giving colour and depth to the arrangements.   We’re sure this Trio will go from strength to strength.”

      Waltham Abbey 130513                                           Bowstring

                          Martin Young                                                                                               Bowstring                   

     23112015 Band (3)       Watergrain 13.08.2015 v2 - LOW RES                                                                                                                               The Watergrain Band

Martin Young is an English folk singer based in Faversham, Kent, with roots firmly in the English tradition. Some will remember him as Martin Long. He changed his name in 1998 when he became a member of Equity. 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.

  Ceilidhs and Barn Dances

In addition to his work as a solo performer Martin is also a Caller for Ceilidhs and Barn Dances as a member of the band Bowstring and is available 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 

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

January 24th 2016

The Black Robin, Kingston, nr CANTERBURY. Kent CT4 6HS



Martin Young, Ben Paley and Pip Ives

January 30th 2016

Hawkhurst, Kent UK

Burns Night Supper with Bowstring

Marlborough House School, Hawkhurst, Kent

February 4th 2016

Shepreth nr. Royston, Herts UK

Martin Young

A rare solo performance


March 12th 2016

Weybridge, Surrey UK

Ceilidh with Bowstring

March 17th 2016

Iver, Buckinghamshire UK

St Patrick’s Day event

March 19th 2016

Lingfield, Surrey UK

Ceilidh with Bowstring

March 25th 2016

Upchurch, Kent UK

50th Birthday Party – Martin calling with recorded music

April 16th 2016

Ticehurst, Kent

Martin Young, Calling with Swing The Bridge

April 30th 2016

Herts UK

Calling with The Devines

May 21st 2016

Sandwich, Kent UK

Wedding Ceilidh with Bowstring

May 28th 2916

Finglesham, Kent UK

Public Barn Dance at The Crown Inn, The Street, Finglesham, DEAL. Kent UK

In the barn, a fantastic venue.

Tickets available from the pub – 01304 612555

June 11th 2016

Woodchurch, Kent UK

Wedding Ceilidh with Bowstring

June 18th 2015

Lymington, Hants. UK

Wedding Barn Dance

August 6th 2016

London UK

Martin calling a barn dance with The Devines

September 10th 2016

Ilford, Essex UK

Martin playing and calling with Bowstring