Our full, five-piece lineup is typically: Martin - Fiddle Patrick - Melodeon Laura - Cello Ted - Guitar Ffion - Caller and whistle
Actual lineup may vary slightly to best match your requirements, and where individuals have prior engagements. We always discuss and agree the details with our clients before the event.
London ceilidh band The Spring Heeled Jacks is an exciting five-piece band delivering healthy doses of energising dance tunes from England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and beyond. Drawn from a number of experienced dance musicians and callers, The Spring Heeled Jacks are guaranteed to make your event a memorable one.
From foot-stomping jigs to elegant waltzes, their repertoire draws on both traditional tunes and their own compositions, with a style and rhythm which is irresistibly danceable. Whether you're looking for a traditional Scottish wedding ceilidh, a fun birthday party English barn dance or even a Welsh twmpath for your community fundraisers, the Spring Heeled Jacks would love to hear from you. We are a London ceilidh band but are happy to travel.
Extensive reportoire including all the well-known ceilidh dances and many more. Circassian circle, Gay gordons, Dashing white sergeant, Strip the willow, Cumberland square eight... to name but a few. If you have something specific in mind, just ask.
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Feb. 17, 2018
"We had the Spring Heeled Jacks for our wedding celebration and they were absolutely fantastic. They were exactly what we were looking for: punctual, flexible, engaging and fun. They wove their way seamlessly into our slightly unusual day, were responsive to requests and were so encouraging and enjoyable that even initially reluctant dancers stayed on the dance floor, throwing themselves into the dances and having a wonderful time. Each dance was pitched perfectly for us and our guests, and the inclusive calling was excellent and highly appreciated. It was a fabulous evening, completing a wonderful day and everyone had so much fun. We truly could not have asked for more - everything was perfect."
March 11, 2017
"The Spring Heeled Jacks were absolutely fantastic. They fitted in with our wedding schedule seamlessly, setting up in the background unnoticed. They provided brilliant entertainment, pitching it just right for our very novice group of dancers ranging from 2-80. They also played a couple of traditional Irish songs for us that we requested which had sentimental value and went down really well. The band also stayed a bit longer as everyone was having such a good time which was very kind. Would thoroughly recommend them!"
March 20, 2017
"I was really satisfied with the band, we had a great night & they pitched the music perfectly to fit with our event."
July 6, 2016
"Excellent evening with the Spring Heeled Jacks. Great music and a lovely atmosphere. Everyone young and old loved the dancing and the caller was fantastic in coaxing even the most reluctant dancers onto the floor. The band were very talented and friendly. All our guests said what a great evening they had and and you can't want for more than that."
Feb. 2, 2017
"The night went very well and people really enjoyed the band. Only problem was the band wasn't loud enough and we ah e to move then from where we Isley out our bands mid way through so the Bay Area could hear them. To be honest it was much busier than we expected so it wasn't a fault of anyone just an issue we experienced."
Oct. 2, 2016
"The Spring Heeled Jacks provided an excellent evening's entertainment & all our guests remarked how much they enjoyed their music. The pace of instruction was suitable for a mixed audience & we only wish that we could of hired our venue for longer to enjoy the Spring Heeled Jacks for longer. I would recommend them to anyone."
Jan. 5, 2017
"Great evening had by all. Really was perfect for what we needed. Loads of fun"