The Sugar Loaf Band play in a traditional English style but draw from many sources which are both traditional and recently penned.
They were formed from within Mad Jack's Morris for a ceilidh at which they were dancing at Battle in 2007. This was so successful that they carried on to include other local musicians and have decades of experience between them with other bands such as Banjax and the Catsfield Steamers.
The band takes its name from a folly built by Mad Jack Fuller at Dallington, East Sussex.

The Sugar Loaf Celidh band
The band at The Carlisle, Hastings for our 10th Anniversary and are (from left to right)
Dave Rimmel - guitar, Keith Leech - caller, trombone, Goose - melodeon, Lynda Ridley - recorder & percussion, ,Paul Evans - Drums (mostly hidden), Bryony Leech - violin, Alan Jeffries - anglo concertina & melodeon, Nigel Taylor - bass guitar, Pete Davis - whistle
Photo Mark Duncan


Saturday 20th July 2019 - Public Barn Dance at Little Gate Farm
Saturday 21st September 2019 - Public Fund Raiser For St Michael's Hospice at The Hub, Quarry Farm Bodiam
Saturday 28th September 2019 - Wedding in Hailsham
Saturday 5th October 2019 - Fairlight Village Hall
Sunday 13th October 2019 - Fund Raiser For St Mary in the Castle, Hastings
Sunday 24th November 2019 - Hastings Herring Fair on the Stade
Saturday 30th November 2019 - Fund Raiser For St Michael's Hospice at Sedlescombe Village Hall


For bookings or further information please contact or 01424 429195

Listen to the band

The Band's Sampler Tracks

Watch the band

Hastings Borough Bonfire Society Ceilidh 2013 at The Carlisle


Also available for booking are 

Mad Jack's Morris

and for Hog Roasts Pigs Do Fly