An English ceilidh band based in London

About Panjandrum

Earworms are our speciality; eclectic melodies from all over Britain, Europe and Scandinavia as well as some self penned gems, all kicked into shape for e-ceilidh dances.

Panjandrum are:

Ian Dedic
melodeons / electric bass

Hilda Dedic
saxophones / concertina

Mary-Jo Searle
recorders / pipe & tabor / fiddle

Diane Moody
fiddles / electric bass / percussion

Gordon Potts
guitars / resident caller

We come equipped with our premier e-c caller as standard, but we also work with other callers if required.

We've played at many ceilidh series and dances at festivals, both in this incarnation and in previous years as part of The Committee Band

Everyone in the band has been a dancer and/or dance teacher so we really know how to fit a good tune to a good dance.

Basically, we are a bunch of multi-instrumentalist habitual tune hunters who can't hear a good tune without thinking about how to harmonise it and lift the tune off the printed page to breathe life into it.

Come to one of our gigs, you won't be able to keep your feet still even if you're not dancing!

News, Upcoming Gigs & Media

You can keep up with us and view photos and recordings here


Please see our facebook page for up to date news

Upcoming Ceilidhs

Sheffield Sessions Festival, various | Music Sessions | Various locations in Sheffield | Website

KNEESUP Cecil Sharp, 19:00 | Cecil Sharp House | London | Website

Ceilidh Series, | private party | South London | Website

ceilidh for kidney cancer, 19:00 | ceilidh | Orpington | Website


Take a look through our photos and soundcloud playlist!

Contact Panjandrum

Feel free to email us to enquire about bookings, or to just say hello!

To have us play for your ceilidh or dance, just contact us with the location, date and duration of the booking and we'll get back to you ASAP!