Thingumajig Ceilidh Band

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This talented four-piece includes some of the South East’s best folk musicians. It’s not surprising that Thingumajig is one of the region’s most popular Ceilidh bands! The band includes an experienced caller and provides a Scottish ceilidh, Irish ceili or English barn dance that’s fun for all the family.

” High quality jigs, reels and Irish songs + a brilliant dance caller!”

Band members are multi-instrumentalists with over a decade’s professional experience and the band’s repertoire includes a full range of Irish, Scottish and English tunes played with verve and excitement. Well-known Irish songs can be included if wanted. Want to go a bit more American? The banjo and fiddle give a real bluegrass twist to the music!

Never danced a ceilidh before? The band includes an experienced and energetic caller to talk you through the steps. Starting with the basics for novices and tailoring the set to match ability, Mannie makes dancing fun and no one will want to sit down. Thingumajig have been performing for weddings and parties in London and the South East for over fourteen years. A full dancefloor is guaranteed.




 Scottish Ceilidh Dances

  • Canadian Barn Dance
  • Cumberland Square Eight
  • Dashing White Sergeant
  • Eightsome Reel
  • Gay Gordons
  • Military Two Step
  • St Bernards Waltz
  • Strip the Willow
  • Swedish Masquerade
  • Virginia Reel

Irish Ceili Dances

  • Bridge of Athlone
  • Siege of Ennis
  • Walls of Limerick
  • Kerry Square
  • Waves of Tory

Ceilidh Dances

  • Boston Tea Party
  • Bottoms Up
  • Buttered Peas
  • Carousel
  • Cheltenham Flyer
  • Circassian Circle
  • Circle Waltz
  • Djatchko Kolo
  • Dorset Five Hand Reel
  • Falling Masonry
  • Farmer’s Jig
  • Flying Scotsman
  • Galopede
  • Goathland Square Eight
  • Keeps
  • La Russe
  • Lucky 7
  • Nine Pins
  • Nottingham Swing
  • Oxo Reel
  • Party Dance
  • Rosza
  • Sir Roger de Coverley
  • Snowball
  • Stoke Golding
  • Willow Tree
  • Witches Reel
  • Yarmouth Long Dance


  1. Alan

    Ceilidh Dance : Aug 2017

    Thank you very much for making all the arrangements on such short notice! We were very happy with how everything went and have had lots of nice comments about the ceilidh in particular, so I think it really made a big difference. :)”

  2. Eric

    Eric’s 80th Birthday Party:July 2017

    Just to say a big “Thank you” for playing at my party on the . Everybody thought you were great and you were. My party was full of love and friendship, dancing and fun!! Can’t believe I’m 80!!!!!!”

  3. Jayne

    50th Birthday Party:June 2017

    hank you so much for playing wonderful music and singing to our 50th party. The instructions were fabulous and all our guests loved the atmosphere at Copsale. Thank you again.

  4. Jennie Evans

    Charity Fundraiser: Jun 2017

    “Thank you all so much. It was great to have you there and as you saw, people thoroughly enjoyed themselves.. I am delighted that we seem to have made a good sum as well as raising awareness. I am sure we will do it again. We are having a celebratory debrief at the end of the month. I hope you found us a good crowd.Thanks again and I am sure we will be in touch in the autumn. Best wishes”

  5. Ross

    Family Party: Dec 2016

    Thank you so much to Thingumajig for last night. We all had a fantastic time, especially the children. I have received many emails today saying how much fun everyone had. I am sure we will see you again for another event another time. Happy new year to you all.” “Yes they were fantastic. I would thoroughly recommend them. The chap’s name is Pete McClelland and the band is called ThingumaJig. I have a feeling they specialise more in Irish formation dancing but they seemed to do a bit of everything and we all had a great time.”

  6. Ted

    Louise and Ted’s Wedding: Sept 2016

    Now that the dust has settled after the wedding and honeymoon, Louise and I just wanted to send you a big thank you for playing at our wedding. Everybody really enjoyed the ceilidh which was a first for many. We will certainly recommend you to anyone we know looking for a band 🙂 Many thanks again