What’s up next in the Merry Month of May…

Ryburn Longsword on Spaw Sunday 2017 Photo: Andy Day

Barn Dances:
The 2016-17 Ryburn 3 Step dance season finished in April and the 2017-8 season resumes on October 21st with caller Baz Parkes and music from The Phoenix Dance Band.

In the meantime, Ryburn regular, Dave Webster will be running a dance with Ryburn’s very own Black Box Band (featuring caller Sue Coe) on May 20th, in Waring Green Community Centre, Brighouse HD6 2AX. Entrance is free but you are encouraged to make a contribution to Dave’s designated charity. Turn up at 8pm ready to dance and donate.

Folk Club:
The R3S Folk Club takes place on the last Wednesday of the month in the upstairs room at the Malt House, 270 Oldham Road, Rishworth HX6 4QB, starting at 8 pm.

On 31 May our guest is Reg Meuross, a fine singer / songwriter who started his musical career in the 1980s with the Panic Brothers. “Reg brings to the stage a collection of extremely beautiful songs, performed with humour and depth, and sung with the voice of an angel. Reg has that rare gift of being able to touch people, through his songs and performance, on a really human level. His words and music paint pictures that remain with the listener long after the song has been sung.” More information….

Admission charge £9:00 (£8:00 concessions)

House Concert:
Don’t forget that here will be one of our occasional house concerts on Friday 26th May at 7pm at 103 Oldham Road, Ripponden HX6 4EB, featuring dance duo Mazpod and multi-instrumentalist Laurence Marshall.
Mazpod are Marianne Tuckman and Phoebe Ophelia Douthwaite, a young female dance duo finding innovative ways of telling stories using traditional folk media and dance theatre. They will be presenting two pieces: “Mad Meg” and “Grett”.

Places are limited, please contact Sue Coe on 01422 822569 or mail petecoe@backshift.demon.co.uk to reserve a place


Ryburn 3 Step Annual General Meeting:
The behind-the-scenes work of organising the Ryburn 3 Step events is undertaken by a team of 11 people, five of whom are officers, ably assisted by six co-optees. The officers are chosen from nominations submitted to the annual general meeting.

The Ryburn 3 Step Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place on Thursday June 15th at 7:30 in our Ripponden base (103 Oldham Road, Ripponden HX6 4EB). An open invitation is extended to all attendees at Ryburn 3 Step events to come to the AGM, learn about all our activities and meet us.  Please get in touch with Sue Coe on 01422 822569 or by email at petecoe@backshift.demon.co.

If you wish to nominate someone to the post of Chair, Vice-Chair, Treasurer, Secretary or Funding Officer please complete the form  below and post it to the Secretary, Liz Cryer, at the address indicated on it to arrive no later than Monday June 12th.

R3S Officer Nom Form-1_19may17

Alternatively, you can email a scan of the completed form to petecoe@backshift.demon.co

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