Welcome to the website of the Giggleswick Temperance Band.

Here you will find information about the band, event list and contact details. We will be adding more information together with photos, video and audio clips in due course.

About the band

The Giggleswick Temperance Band are a 5 piece group based in the Yorkshire Dales. They play for ceilidhs and barn dances at weddings, private functions, fund raisers and folk festivals and any other event where dancing to great music and caller is required. As well as playing for dancing the GTB’s have a wide repertoire of songs and tunes suitable for concerts or folk clubs.

The band members have all been involved in the music scene for many more years than they care to recall and the breadth of their experience is evident in the quality and variety of their music which ranges from the traditional through jazz standards to ragtime and everything in between.

Band members are:


Steve Keene: Fiddle



Mike Harding: Mandolin, tenor banjo, mouth organ and vocals.



Clare Douglas: Keyboards, violin and vocals.



Gaye Woollard: Percussion



Andy Service: Accordion and fretless bass



22nd October – Private Function

31st December – New Year’s Eve Ceilidh


18th February – The Lion, Settle – Geoff Lakeman support

5th March – Victoria Hall, Settle – The March support

11th March – Fleetwood Town FC – Ceilidh, Sarcoma Research fund raiser

26th to 30th April – Costa del Folk, Ibiza – Ceilidhs

4th August – Settle Catholic Church – Ceilidh, Settle Folk Gathering fund raiser

12th August – The Lake District Folk Weekend – Ceilidh and concert

31st August to 3rd September – Settle Folk Gathering – Ceilidh

7th October – Private Function

9th to 15th October – Costa del Folk, Portugal – Ceilidhs

31st December – Langcliffe – New Year’s Eve Ceilidh


5th May – Private Function

6th May – Private Function

19th July – Settle Folk Gathering Fund Raiser CD Launch, Settle Victoria Hall

31st August – Settle Folk Gathering – Ceilidh

31st December – Langcliffe – New Year’s Eve Ceilidh




If you would like to book us for your event or would like more information you can contact us at: info@gtband.co.uk