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)
After a wonderfully varied programme of dances, folk clubs, mumming, playing and stepping, the 2016-7 programme of events organised by Ryburn 3 Step draws to a close this month. Activities recommence on Wednesday 27 September with Dave Burland (the coolest dude in Barnsley – so says the coolest dude in Ripponden) as guest at the folk club and a village barn dance in Ripponden on Friday 29 September (more information to follow).
Appalachian Step Classes will finish for the school holidays and the Ryburn Singers finished for the summer on June 8th.
Ryburn Longsword will be appearing at Littleborough Rushbearing on 23 July, Shrewsbury Folk Festival 25th – 28th August, and Sowerby Bridge Rushbearing 2nd – 3rd September. Wednesday evening practices continue throughout the summer 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. More information on the Longsword page, where you can also see some photos from the Hexadaisy Day of Dance in Greenhead Park in Huddersfield on 1 July.
Thanks to all our regulars, residents, fans and friends for supporting us so far in 2017, and we look forward to seeing you at the Folk Club on 27th September.