We’re delighted to welcome Dave Burland, one of the most well-respected and long-established performers on the folk scene – and the Coolest Singer in town – to kick off our Autumn 2017 season this Wednesday 29 September. Come along and join us for what will be a lovely evening of songs and guitar accompaniment from Dave.
The R3S Folk Club meets at the Malthouse pub in Rishworth HX6 4QB on the last Wednesday of every month, September through June. We start at 7.45 pm with tunes from the pit band, and then at 8 pm prompt we welcome our Residents to sing, play, or dance. Our guests (Dave Burland on 27 September) then do two sets, one before and one after the interval, and we finish at 11 pm.
RIPPONDEN VILLAGE DANCE – Friday 29 September
Coming up next after Dave Burland in the R3S calendar is the Ripponden Village Dance , the first of this season’s dances, on Friday 29 September.
The Band will be “Posthumous Curtain”, comprising Alice Jones on keyboard, Michael Beeke on bagpipes and James Tween on melodeon, and the caller will be Pauline Jones.
The venue is the Victoria Hall, Halifax Road, Ripponden, HX6 4BG starting at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are only £5:00, the hall has a bar, and tea/coffee and cake will be available to buy. For more details please contact Pauline Jones on 01422 823099.
Congratulations to Johnny Adams on his award of the EFDSS Gold Badge 2017 for his services to Folk Music.
All us folk at Ryburn 3 Step are delighted that Johnny Adams has been awarded the EFDSS Gold Badge 2017 for his services to Folk Music. Johnny was one of the founder members of Ryburn 3 Step and has worked tirelessly to support and develop the music, dance and song associated with all our activities: the Long Company Mummers, the sessions, the dances, the workshops, the folk club, and as the ever-reliable Musician when the going gets tough. He set up and looks after the R3S website and social media output, has been the voice of R3S on local radio, and has recorded much R3S activity, ensuring a rich archive for future enthusiasts.
Alistair Anderson, Chair of the EFDSS Board, said “All of this year’s recipients have played important roles in their individual fields. They have helped to inspire, to support and to inform generations of folk artists and fans, making significant contributions to the continuing strength and vitality of traditional English folk arts. We are delighted to recognize them with these prestigious awards.” (EFDSS website)
As a highly regarded musician, performer, recording artist, and producer of some fifty years standing, and with many successful collaborations to his name, not the least of which are with his good lady Chris Coe, Johnny has represented Ryburn 3 Step in the national and international arena. He co-founded (with Chris Partington) the Village Music Project, which researches 18th and 19th century dance music, he coordinates the support group for the archive of the folklorist and collector Doc Rowe, and was director of the Paul Graney Archive of recordings made in the North-West of England between the 1950s and the 1980s which is now housed at Manchester Central Library.
From 1998 to 2008 he was on the National Council of EFDSS, during which time he worked to formalise the Society’s web presence, including instituting the first online shop.
There will be a lot going on in the Ryburn 3 Step calendar this coming Autumn.
We hope you will come along and join us at the Folk Club at The Malthouse (last Wednesday in the month), Barn Dances at Waring Green (3rd Saturday in the month), Ripponden Village Dances (29 September and 9 December), and at other events, e.g. the Hebden Bridge Dance Festival where Ryburn Longswordwill be performing on Sunday 22 October.
You can find full details of all these events on the EVENTS page, there’s a summary below.
29 September – FRIDAY: Ripponden Village Dance with “Posthumous Curtain” and and caller Pauline Jones.
The venue is the Victoria Hall, Halifax Road, Ripponden, HX6 4BG starting at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are only £5:00, the hall has a bar and tea/coffee and cake will be available to buy. “Posthumous Curtain” are Alice Jones on keyboard, Michael Beeke on bagpipes and James Tween on melodeon. For more details please contact Pauline Jones on 01422 823099.
21 October: Waring Green Barn Dance with The Phoenix Dance Band and Baz Parkes;
The Ryburn Singing Groupwith Chris Coe starts again on Thursday 7th Sept at 7.30 p.m, at 103 Rochdale Road, Ripponden. New members are welcome, please have a look at the Ryburn Singers page or just come along.
The Appalachian Step Classes have finished for the summer, and will re-start in September (watch here for the date).
The Team practices every Wednesday evening so if you fancy having a go at Yorkshire Longsword dancing, just come along to 103 Oldham Road, Ripponden HX6 4EB at 7.15 p.m.
There is more information on the Longsword page, where you can also see some photos from the Littleborough Rushbearing and the Hexadaisy Day of Dance in Greenhead Park in Huddersfield on 1 July.
The Long Hill Ramblers presented two marvellous sets of mainly Old Time American songs and tunes last night at The Malthouse. with their eclectic mix of Old Time and Good Time songs and tunes. The playing just clicked together smoothly and Laura’s voice is perfect for the songs. I particularly liked ‘The Hesitation Blues’, ‘The Southern Girl’s Reply’, and ‘St. James’ Infirmary’. Sue Coe joined in to dance for a couple of numbers which was a delight. (Andy Day)
An Independent Folk Development Project in the Ryburn Valley