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


Saturday 30th September 2017 - Public Event - Fund Raising Barn Dance at Little Gate Farm, Beckley
Tickets are available here
Saturday 7th October 2017 - Private party in Sedlescombe
Saturday 28th October 2017 - Wedding in Winchelsea
Friday 1st December - Public Event - The Sugar Loaf Band's 10th Anniversary Ceilidh, The Carlisle, Hastings
Saturday 9th December - Public Event - Fund Raising Barn Dance for Hastings Scouts at Brede Village Hall


For bookings or further information please contact or 01424 429195

Listen to the band

The Band's Sampler Tracks

Watch the band

Jack In The Green Ceilidh 2013 at St Mary In The Castle - One For Mustard

Jack In The Green Ceilidh 2013 at St Mary In The Castle - Street Kread

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