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 24th February 2024 - Fund raiser for St Michael's Hospice at Sedlescombe Village Hall. From 7pm. Tickets from Jo Lyons or 07888 657323. Price to include jacket potato and filling.


For bookings or further information please contact or 07968 107925

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