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.



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!

Saturday December 15th 2018  4:30pm to 5:30pm.

There’s a fundraiser for North London Action for the Homeless at Ruby’s Room , 76 Stoke Newington Road, N16 7XB. from 4pm to 11pm  

Some Muckers and friends will be playing there from 4:30pm to 5:30pm.

Sunday 16th December 2018, 3 – 5pm

We are back at Babel Arts House   86 Stoke Newington High Street N167PA hosting a festive Sunday afternoon Session on 16th December, 3 – 5pm.


Saturday 26th January 2019

Tickets are now on sale for the Hackney Cycling campaign Burns  night:

DrpH8l5X4AA4RoZJoin Hackney Cycling Campaign at our annual fundraising Burns Night supper and ceilidh. Burns Night is always a lot of fun and an opportunity for London Cycling Campaign members, supporters and friends to meet each other and have a good time in the dark days of winter.

Doors open at 6.30pm, with beer, wine and non-alcoholic drinks available at the bar. At 7pm, the traditional fare of haggis, neeps, tatties and whisky is served. Vegetarians and vegans are welcomed and well catered for. Recitations and party pieces will accompany supper. (If you’d like to give us a bit of Burns poetry, or if you can play a tune or sing a song with a more or less Scottish theme, you’re very welcome to do so).

After supper, at around 8.30pm, Scottish country dancing will be led by the fabulous Muckers whose caller will walk you through the steps, so no experience is necessary!

You can also try your luck in our Burns Night raffle for a chance to win some great prizes donated by local businesses and individuals. Proceeds from the raffle will be split between deserving cycling-related causes.

The dancing will continue until 11ish.

Tickets in advance only. No sales on the door, sorry!

Secure, covered cycle parking provided.




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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!!   ……..
Cheers                  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.
Thanks,                 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
or email