We are not what you’d call a function band, but we’ve played at quite a few weddings now, in a variety of venues, and they have been tremendous fun. The last one was very posh indeed (see photo) and worth the quite long drive! But it was great to gig in Worthing again last week, and Buckler’s Lite will still be local for St Patrick’s gigs before we head off to East Sussex again. All the details are on the gig calendar and if you want us to play your forthcoming event then please contact Sue asap πŸ™‚

It was great to start the new year off at The Hope, Newhaven – so much energy just after Christmas et al! Now as you can see, the full band does not have any public bookings until 2nd March, so if you need your hit before then, ask your local publican to get in touch πŸ™‚

Happy Christmas and a folk-rockin New Year to all our fans. Thanks for turning out in 2018 and we look forward to fresh songs and maybe some new venues in 2019. Our last gig of 2018 will be at The Old Boot, Seaford, where we always have a good time. See you there or soon we hope.Β 

November has seen us play twice in hometown Worthing. Big thank you if you came along. As I write, there is just one more local gig for the full band this year but a few more for the duo. New songs coming into the set have meant older favourites dropping out, but we’ll try not to lose them forever. With thoughts of Christmas gathering apace, a certain Fairytale song is about to be aired again! Hope to see you soon πŸ™‚

October highlights will include (but not exclusively :)) a return to The Hope in Newhaven, and The Alexandra in Worthing. So whether you live in East or West Sussex, you’ve got no excuse for missing out on all the glittery new stuff we’re doing, plus your old favourites too. Check the gig guide for full details and connect with us on Facebook. We’d love to see your photos and the odd (polite) comment πŸ™‚

So September saw us return to Portslade and the welcoming folk at The Victoria. Thank you to them. And we also went down to the farm again to celebrate a very special birthday with The Macs. Feeling like part of the family there nowadays. Huge love to all concerned…and the chickens!

Seaford beckons the band next. Always fun at The Old Boot. In the meantime, you can catch the duo at various locations. Have a look at our gig calendar and see the latest venues. The hot weather may have gone, but Buckler’s Reel hot folk-rock is here to stay. See you soon πŸ™‚

The Mac’s Farm rocks! Open Day success! 3000 through the door! Brilliant vibe and weather. We’ll be back! Come and join us next time – don’t miss out. Check the gig calendar for dates, times etc. πŸ™‚

The gig calendar is filling up nicely now which is good news. Did you know that the full band only plays twice a month? That means if you want that kind of full on folk-rockin’ fiesta, check our calendar now and get in quick if there’s a gap. Maybe now’s the time to plan and book for that Summer Festival? Contact Sue, the holder of our diary, via info on this website or message her via Facebook. Don’t miss out πŸ™‚


If you booked us in 2017 or you came to see us, Buckler’s Reel would like to thank you all and wish you a very happy rockin’ Christmas. (If you didn’t, let’s try to remedy that in 2018 shall we?) We’ve had a good year, playingΒ  new venues in Bexhill and Portslade, plus fun times in Billingshurst, Southwick, Burgess Hill, Seaford. And it was great to gig in Worthing again. Also a highlight has to be playing our first ever Sausage and Cider Festival in Ditchling. Hoping for more of the same in 2018 plus some new opportunities to spread the Buckler’s Reel message of joy, jigs and jars (all done responsibly of course πŸ™‚ )

See you soon