The R3S Autumn Season 2017 starts in September…..

There will be a lot going on in the Ryburn 3 Step calendar this coming Autumn.

Photos: Andy Day

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 Longsword will be performing in Sunday 22 October.

You can find full details of all these events on the EVENTS page, here’s a summary:

27 September: Dave Burland at the Folk Club;

29 September: Ripponden Village Dance with Posthumous Curtain and Pauline Jones;

21 October: Waring Green Barn Dance with  The Phoenix Dance Band and Baz Parkes;

25 October: Alan Rose and Lynda Hardcastle at the Folk Club;

18 November: Waring Green Barn Dance with The Tenterhooks String Band and Sarah Clough;

29 November: Face Furniture at the Folk Club;

9 December: Ripponden Village Christmas Dance with The Offcuts Band;

20 December: R3S Christmas Party;

31 December: The Grand New Year’s Eve Dance 2017!

The Ryburn Singing Group with 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).

Ryburn Longsword will be appearing at Shrewsbury Folk Festival 25th – 28th August, and Sowerby Bridge Rushbearing 2nd – 3rd September. 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.  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.

Photo: Andy Day


The Long Hill Ramblers at the R3S Folk Club 28 June 2017

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)

The Long Hill Ramblers – Ben and Laura – at Ryburn Folk Club (Photo: Andy Day)
The Long Hill Ramblers at Ryburn Folk Club (Photo: Andy Day)
The Long Hill Ramblers at Ryburn Folk Club (Photo: Andy Day)
The Long Hill Ramblers with Sue Coe at Ryburn Folk Club (Photo: Andy Day)

An Independent Folk Development Project in the Ryburn Valley