The Muckers

The Muckers are a six-piece ceilidh band based in Hackney, London with caller playing traditional tunes for dancing.

Jigs, reels, hornpipes, polkas, slides, strathspeys, mazurkas, waltzes and pibrochs played on fiddle, tin whistle, guitar, bass, banjo, mandolin and bodhran.

Available for weddings, wakes, parties and community events.

Gigs and news

We mostly play at private functions, but now and then we can be seen in the wild … in which case we’ll list the gig here!

The next Session at the Old Eagle in Camden will be on Sunday 24th September, from 2:30 to 4:30pm.

The Old Eagle is at 251 Royal College St. London NW1 89LU

Players, singers, dancers, listeners, lunchers ….all welcome.




The Hackney Cycling Campaign Burns Night Benefit 2019

and an oldie:

The Lilting Lockdown.

Unable to play live and frustrated by Zoom latency (band name?) Muckers and friends produced an online collaboration on “Around The world for sport”:


Thank you so much to you and The Muckers for amazing playing and calling on Saturday. You are great professionals and we do appreciate your special price for us too
All the best to you all,   Kind regards,
Rachel  July 2023

We had a great time, the music and calling were fabulous! We hope you enjoyed it too. All the best to you all                                                                                                                                            Marina    July 2023

Firstly I would like to thank you all on behalf of Hornsey Woodcraft Folk for the amazing job you did on Sunday night. It was fantastic and everyone had a great time. A real good send off for our beloved Val.                                                                                                                           Sam July 2023

Thank you so much for your wonderful music and caller who made the evening such a success.Thanks for the lovely photographs from the stage – they show how lively the dancing was. All the very best and thanks again for your sterling efforts. Regards Brenda, Hackney Cycling Campaign, Jan 2023

A rather belated thanks for helping to make my birthday party great fun. I was impressed how you got everyone dancing after a long tiring day. It was a very special day for me So thanks Also for including Kim. She was very excited. All best.  Ann Feb 2023

Please pass on our thanks to all the Muckers for yesterday! We had a fantastic time. Great tunes and calling.  All the best,  Helena and Fred  Oct 2022

Just a little note to thank you ever so much for the wonderful ceilidh you put together for us on Saturday. Everybody enjoyed it tremendously, and I will certainly point anyone else your way who is looking for a ceilidh band. I hope you all had a good time too. Jenny and Andy 2018

Thank you so much for Saturday night …….. we had the best time and so many people have told us that they absolutely loved the dancing. I had such fun being hurled around by my family and friends, and couldn’t stop smiling. Jocelyn, thanks for your enthusiasm and patience with everyone during your calling.  Hope you got plenty of food and booze,  and we will try and come to one of your public dances in future! Tanya and Bob   Feb 2018

“Just to say thanks again for last night. There have been so many compliments about the band and the caller not to mention the ‘coach’ helping out one or two struggling groups! Thank you also for accomodating my special tunes and for the brilliant finish with the circassian circle to my Geordie favourites. Paul was grateful too for the tidying up of all the wires! Hope you all had a good evening too and a smooth journey home. Thanks again Margaret. Dec 2017

I just wanted to say thank you for Saturday night. The ceilidh was a great success, in no small part thanks to the bands wonderful music and calling! Everyone seemed to really enjoy it, and I’m glad that it sounds like you all did too. …….Please do pass on my thanks to the rest of the band and if we are doing it again next year, we will be in touch!         Best wishes, Jo   Nov 2017

“Thank you for a wonderful evening.  The band and the calling were brilliant – everyone was full of praise for both and clearly enjoyed it enormously – they were all saying it was such good fun (except for my cousin who made the rather ambivalent speech at the end – but he’s not a keen dancer!).

 So many many thanks to you and all the band for giving us such a good time” Joanna A HUGE thank you from the Spring Chickens for making last night’s ceilidh a really special event. Even I got up to dance and I haven’t done that before!! Jeannie xxx

Thanks once again for the music and fun at our Spring Fling. We’ve had really good feedback from students, parents and teachers. We even made it into the weekly newsletter.

Fiona Please can you pass on massive appreciation of what was (for us at least) a very special Muckers’ gig. We had such fun. You had us all in the palm of your collective hand & almost everyone on the dance floor before it was time to unplug the PA. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Tricia

Just to say a big thank you to all Muckers for giving us such a fun, relaxed and well called ceilidh  night at the Bedford on Saturday. It was a busy room! Friends and family from all over the world and aged from 2 months up to 78 all had a wonderful evening. Hope we see you all again soon. Think you are all great! Barbara


For more information or to check availability
phone 07985 458 365 / 020 7254 5095
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