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 10th March 2018 - Private party in Ashburnham
Saturday 30th June 2018 - Wedding in Isfield, East Sussex
Saturday 28th July 2018 - Private party in Rye
Friday 3rd August 2018 - Wedding in Rye
Saturday 1st September 2018 - Wedding At Bewl Water
Saturday 29th September 2018 - Private Party in Pett
Saturday 20th October 2018 - Fund Raiser For St Michael's Hospice, 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