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!

Come and celebrate the return of Spring and the Sunday Celtic/Folk sessions at the lovely Babel.
Players, singers, sessionistas, listeners – All Welcome. 
Live music / Lovely Metze
3pm to 5pm, Sunday 8th May. 




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 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”

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.

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!

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!


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