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 St Mary In The Castle, Hastings and are (from left to right)
Lynda Ridley - recorder & percussion, Goose - melodeon & harmonica, Dave Rimmel - guitar, Bryony Leech - violin, Nigel Taylor - bass guitar, Alan Jeffries - anglo concertina & melodeon, Pete Davis - whistle, Keith Leech - caller, trombone & melodeon (Not shown - Paul Evans - Drums)
Photo Mark Duncan


Friday 1st December 2017 - Public Event - The Sugar Loaf Band's 10th Anniversary Ceilidh, The Carlisle, Hastings - With The Exiles (Folk & Blues Band from Bexhill) and Mad Jack's Morris - Doors open at 19:30 - Tickets available on door at 3 - all proceeds in aid of the Hastings Borough Bonfire Society
Saturday 3rd February 2018 - Public Event - Fund Raiser for St Michael's Hospice at Sedlescombe Village Hall
Saturday 10th March 2018 - Private party in Ashburnham
Saturday 30th June 2018 - Wedding in Isfield, East Sussex
Saturday 28th July 2018 - Private party in Rye


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