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!

Sunday 14th January 2024

The next Session at the Old Eagle in Camden will be on Sunday 14th January 2024, 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.

Saturday 27th January 2024 

Tickets are now available for Hackney Cycling Campaign’s Burns Night 2024!  

The HCC ceilidh is a firm favorite in the Hackney calendar. Eat, drink and dance away the winter blues! Burns Night is a great fun event for London Cycling Campaign members, supporters and friends to meet each other and let your hair down. 

Doors open at 6.00pm, 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 the 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! The dancing will continue until 11ish.

Buy tickets now!

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

Event takes place at City Academy, Homerton Row, Hackney, E9 6EA. Secure, covered cycle parking available.




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”: