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This is the kind of music we usually play: Click to hear the music, or you if you are considering booking ThingumaJig you can get our free demo CD with 7 varied tracks by E-Mailing us.

Free MP3 Tracks
A couple of complete tracks from the Ceilidh Party album are available for free download
  • Hornpipe Set, Track 2
  • ThingumaJigs, Track 7
    and 2 tracks from our demo
  • Salmon Tails, English Polka
  • Johnny Leary's, Irish Polka


    Ceilidh Party CD

    Our first full CD is now available! A contemporary collection of traditional Anglo-Celtic dance music, given the distinctive ThingumaJig makeover.
    "Even if you are among the two-left-feet crowd, you'll enjoy the energy and superb musicianship of this album" - Sing Out! Magazine (USA) - read more reviews here
    1. Random Notes 48 bar jigs:- Random Jig/Shoreham Shuffle (Hill / McClelland)
    2. Hornpipes 32 bar hornpipes:- Cronins/The Flowing Tide
    3. Cock-a-Leekie 32 bar jigs:- Cock of the North/Glasgow City Police Pipers (Trad / McLeod)
    4. Wild Mountain Thyme
    5. The Summer Set 32 bar reels:- Dorset Four Hand Reel/Jimmy Allen/Salmon Tails up the Water
    6. Mountain Road 32 bar reels:- Mountain Road/Cooley's/The Siver Spear
    7. ThingumaJigs 32 bar jigs:- Uncle's Jig/The Marlin Jig (Trad / Care)
    8. Tommy Bhetty's Waltz 16 bar waltzes:- Tommy Bhetty's/The Munster Cloak
    9. Highlanders 32 bar 4/4 marches:- 42nd Highlander's/No Awa Tae Bide Awa/Rowan Tree/Scotland the Brave
    10. Over The Hill 32 bar polkas:- Over the Hills and Far Away/Galopede
    11. Rocky II 16 bar slip jigs:- The Rocky Road to Dublin/Another Jig will Do/The Foxhunters Jig
    12. John Ryan's 32 bar polkas:- John Ryans/Johnny Leary's
    13. Whiskey in the Jar
    14. Eightsome 48 bar reels:- The Trow’s/Miss McLeod/The New Rigged Ship/The Soldier's Joy/Fairy Dance/The Trow’s

    This lively set of tunes and songs is taken from ThingumaJig's extensive ceilidh repertoire, and provides a range of different dance rhythms - reel, jig, march, slip-jig, waltz, polka and hornpipe - played on many different instruments - including bagpipes - providing a musical feast for the ears. As a bonus, the insert has instructions for 5 dances to go with the music.

    Ceilidh Party CD is available at all our gigs.

    Buy CD now from Hobgoblin £9.99 (inc. postage)
    Qty:
    Download now from Amazon £6.99

    Our repertoire includes Scottish, English & Welsh, Irish, French, or American dances songs and tunes.

    We are usually willing to learn something new for an event, so if you have a favourite, don't hesitate to ask. For example, we have had a go at both Puccini and Eric Clapton recently with some modest success I might add!

    We have a big repertiore, and regularly perform a complete evenings of one style of music and dances - a Scottish Ceilidh, English Barn Dance, Irish Night, or American Square and Line dance, with all your favourite dances and tunes. If you don't have a specific theme, our normal performance draws from all these sources to give you an exiting and varied event.

    And another chance to look at the musicians,
    David, Pete and Mannie

    band photo
  • A selection of our dances

    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

    American Line and Hoedown

  • Turkey in the Straw
  • 5, 6, 7, 8
  • Achy Breaky Heart
  • King of the Road
  • Sally Ann Boogie
  • Simply Shamrock
  • Buffalo Girls
  • I Want to be Near You
  • Grand Corral
  • Virginia Reel

  • Music we like to play

    Hornpipes

  • Alexander's/Off to California
  • Click go the Shears/Trumpet Hornpipe
  • Cronin's/Flowing Tide
  • Dance of the Honeybees
  • Harvest Home/Boys of Blue Hill
  • Homebrew/Homeruler/Kitty's Wedding

    Jigs

  • I Want to be Near You
  • Bellingham Boat /Hogmanay Jig
  • Calliope House/Da Brig/Foula Reel/Glasgow City Police Pipe Band
  • Cock of the North/Hundred Pipers/Major McKie's
  • Hamilton House
  • Michael Turners Jig/Whose Jig
  • Old Hag you have Killed Me/Shandon Bells
  • Oyster Girl/Guid Man/Lady in a Boat/Nellie the Elephant
  • Rogues March
  • Merri Creek/Uncles/Marlin Jig
  • Morgan Rattler/The Cream Pot (48)
  • Seven Stars/Hullichan/Mucking O Geordie's Byre
  • When Daylight Shines (48)
  • Random/Shoreham Shuffle (48)
  • Sweets of May/Dingle Regatta (48)
  • Kathleen Hehir/ Atholl Highlanders (64)
  • Merrily Kissed the Quaker/Con Cassidy's

    Marches

  • 42nd Highlanders/Bonnie Lass of Fyvie/42nd
  • Mairi's Wedding
  • Red River Valley/Coming Round the Mountain
  • Scotland Brave/No Awa Tae Bide Awa/Rowan Tree
  • Tipperary/Pack up Troubles/Dolly Grey
  • The Bride's a Bonny Thing
  • Slieve Aughty /New Caledonia /Thistle of Scotland

    Polkas

  • Buttered Peas/Grandfather's
  • Chieftains 3 Polkas
  • Dorset Four Hand/Jimmy Allen/Salmon Tails
  • I'll Tell me Ma/Rare Bog, Rattling Bog
  • John Ryan's/Johnny Leary's/Ryans again
  • Tavern in the Town
  • La Russe/Jenny Lind
  • La Schottische/ Fred Pidgeon's
  • Maguire's Favourite/Maggie in the Wood
  • Over the Hills/Galopede
  • Sloe/Bonny Kate
  • Tip Top Polka/Walter Bulwer2/Walter Bulwer1
  • Galopede (48)
  • Silverton Polka

    Reels & Rants

  • Cripple Creek/Old Joe Clark
  • Dashing White Sargeant/My Love She's but a Lassie Yet
  • Mountain Road/Cooley's Reel/Silver Spear
  • Nancy/Girl I Left Behind Me/Rakes of Mallow
  • Soldier's Joy/Fairy Dance
  • Trows/Spootiskerry/New Rigged Ship
  • Whinham's Reel/ The Herd on the Hill /Because He Was a Bonny Lad
  • Eightsome Set - Trow's Reel/Miss McLeod/New Rigged Ship/Soldier's Joy/Fairy Dance
  • Speed the Plough

    Slip Jigs

  • Rocky Road/Another Jig/Foxhunter's Jig
  • Sir Roger de Coverley/Drops of Brandy
  • Snowy Path/Foxhunter's Jig

    Waltzes

  • Banks and Braes/Tramps and Hawkers
  • Man in the Moon/Daisy Daisy
  • Neil's Waltz/Fakenham Fair
  • Planxty Irwin/Tommy Bhetty's/Munster Cloak
  • South Wind/Fanny Power
  • Margaret's Waltz/Dark Island
  • St Bernard's Waltz

    Other Stuff

  • Sonny's Mazurka Set
  • Warsoviana (Shoo the Donkey)
  • Djatchko Kolo (Circle Dance)
  • Tarantella Napolitana (couple dance)
  • Laird of Drumblair (Strathspey & Reel)
  • Orange & Blue/The Smith's A Gallant Fireman (Schottische)
  • Mudgee Schottische/Rigs of Marlow (Schottische)

    Trad Songs

  • A Man's A Man for A' That
  • All For Me Grog
  • Black Velvet Band
  • Curragh of Kildare
  • Dirty Old Town
  • Dundee Weaver
  • The Fox
  • Galway Bay
  • Galway Girl
  • I'll Tell Me Ma
  • Irish Rover
  • Johnny Sands
  • Leaving of Liverpool
  • Mairi's Wedding
  • Murshin Durkin
  • My Lovely Rose of Clare
  • New York Girls
  • Nutting Girl
  • Paddy Lay Back
  • South Australia
  • Star of the County Down
  • Sweet Nightingale
  • Whiskey in the Jar
  • Wild Mountain Thyme
  • Wild Rover

    Pogues Covers

  • Dirty Old Town
  • If I Should Fall From Grace With God
  • Irish Rover
  • Fairytale of New York
  • Sally MacLennane
  • Streams of Whiskey

    Van Morrisson Covers

  • Brown Eyed Girl
  • I'll Tell Me Ma
  • Mairi's Wedding
  • Star of the County Down

    Country Covers

  • Country Roads
  • Wagon Wheel
  • Achy Breaky Heart
  • Stay Young
  • You're My Best Friend
  • Tulsa Time

    First Dance Covers

  • Fly me to the Moon
  • When You Say Nothing At All
  • Wonderful Tonight
  • What a Beautiful Day
  • All Want is You
  • You're Still the One
  • Ho Hey