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.

“Hi Martin, thanks for a great evening. All present greatly enjoyed it. I liked the concept and presentation of linking place names with songs & the extracts from the Doomsday book were very interesting.”

Jan Ayres, Waltham Abbey Folk Club – 17th February 2020

The next MARS BARS FROM MARS show is on

SWING THE BRIDGE AT BROADSTAIRS FOLK WEEK 2019

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                      Photography by Dylan Woolf – 07973 878228

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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).

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, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Leicestershire, 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

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

April 1 2020

Rochester, Kent UK

CANCELLED

SWING THE BRIDGE

play at the Man Of Kent, 4, John Street, Rochester Kent UK

8pm

April 17 2020

Kemsing nr Sevenoaks, Kent UK

CANCELLED

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

April 18 2020

Camberley, Surrey UK

POSTPONED UNTIL OCTOBER 10 2020

SWING THE BRIDGE play for a birthday party

April 24 2020

Cranbrook, Kent UK

CANCELLED

Martin is Sound Engineer at the Vestry Hall, Cranbrook

 

April 25 2020

Hothfield, Kent UK

POSTPONED – REVISED DATE TBA

Swing The Bridge play Hothfield Ceilidhs at Hothfield Village Hall with John Sweeney calling.

http://www.contrafusion.co.uk/Saturday.html

Open to the public

April 29 2020

Cranbrook, Kent UK

POSTPONED – REVISED DATE TBA

MARS BARS FROM MARS

at

Larkins’ Alehouse, 7 High Street, Cranbrook, TN17 3EB

https://larkins-alehouse.co.uk

 

May 2 2020

Rochester, Kent UK

CANCELLED

SWING THE BRIDGE play for ROCHESTER SWEEPS FESTIVAL

at Ye Arrow, Boley Hill, Rochester ME1 1TE

1.30pm

May 29 2020

Cranbrook, Kent UK

Martin is Sound Engineer at the Vestry Hall, Cranbrook

Details to follow

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

June 26 2020

Cranbrook, Kent UK

Martin is Sound Engineer at the Vestry Hall, Cranbrook

Details to follow

June 27 2020

Luton, Bedfordshire UK

Ramona Duo (with Martin) play for a 50th Birthday party in Slip End, nr. Luton, Bedfordshire

July 10 2020

Kemsing nr Sevenoaks, Kent UK

Martin is Sound Engineer for Glymjack at St Edith Folk Club

July 24 2020

Cranbrook, Kent UK

Martin is Sound Engineer at the Vestry Hall, Cranbrook

Details to follow

July 25 2020

Mickleham, Dorking, Surrey UK

Bowstring play for a Wedding

August 29 2020

Chingford, Essex UK

Swing The Bridge play for a family ceilidh

September 5 2020

Potten End, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire UK

Swing The Bridge play for a Wedding Reception

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.

October 30 2020

Cranbrook, Kent UK

Martin is Sound Engineer at the Vestry Hall, Cranbrook

Details to follow

November 27 2020

Cranbrook, Kent UK

Martin is Sound Engineer at the Vestry Hall, Cranbrook

Details to follow

November 28 2020

Herne Bay, Kent UK

Martin and Ramona play as the duo, “RAMONA” for  a fundraiser at CHRIST CHURCH & ST. ANDREWS, 47, WILLIAM STREET, HERNE BAY. KENT CT6 5AG

June 5th 2021

Faversham, Kent UK

YES! 2021!!

An advance booking if ever I saw one!

SWING THE BRIDGE play for a Wedding at

Syndale Park Lodge, London Road, Faversham