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Gaelforce, a superb Celtic Folk Rock Band from Yorkshire with Irish roots, is back by popular demand.

Chris Dyson – fiddle, vocal

Geoff Taylor – electric  guitars

Sammy Dowgill – bass, vocal

Jim Brierley – drums, vocal

Craig McIntosh - bagpipes


Voted winner on the Great British Folk Festival Introducing Stage in January 2023 at Skegness, by public vote to an audience of 3000 people. Since winning the GBFF, Gaelforce have been selling out ticketed gigs in Yorkshire & beyond and attracting plenty of interest from festivals. Already booked for the West Coast Festival in Blackpool January 2024 & Costa Festival in Portugal 2024.

Gaelforce play folk rocked up mainly traditional folk songs & some original songs with some jigs n reels.


Album Equinox is on Spotify, available from the band or on most digital music sales platforms i.e. Amazon Music.

What a great night, no wonder you sell out places. Can’t wait for the next one. Excellent band, what a find, highly recommended x

Pamela Windle, Ilkley Playhouse gig, June 2023

CONGRATULATIONS to GAELFORCE, a very deserving winning act on the INTRODUCING STAGE at the GREAT BRITISH FOLK FESTIVAL 2023, going on to play main stage to a capacity, thoroughly entertained audience the following day

Stephen, Solid Entertainments Festival Director


Just seen Gaelforce at Butlins. Awesome

Zoe-Anne Wadey

Great set today at Centre Stage Butlins. I am not really into folk but you converted me just a bit

Karen Woodcock

Best band of the weekend

Chris Petz


Maui Down to Old Maui

Burning Times


Friday 31st May 7.30pm

Tickets £12

Wildman Studio

Bar opens from 7pm

Performance starts: 7.30pm

Finish time: approx 9.30pm