Barn Dance with the Barley Cote Band and caller Baz Parkes

Saturday 15th October 7pm – 10pm

Waring Green Community Centre, Garden Road, Brighouse HD6 2AX

Following the success of our Midsummer Dance, we’re back with an Autumn version with a slightly earlier start and finish time to make it more family-friendly.

Your caller is Baz Parkes with music from the Barley Cote Band (Chris Partington on fiddle, Anahata on melodeon and Mary Humphreys on keyboard.) A good time is guaranteed!

7pm to 10 pm, bring your own refreshments.

Admission £10 (£5 for those in full-time education and under 12s free)

A great band, probably the best caller north of Wolverhampton and Waring Green’s famous sprung floor. What’s not to like???

Lewis Wood’s Footwork Live!

Wednesday September 7th 2022, 7pm – 9pm

Denshaw Village Hall, (Ripponden Road, OL3 5SY)

Admission £12 (£6 for those in full-time education and under 12s free) with a break for non-alcoholic refreshments. Session planned afterwards – bring your instrument or dance shoes

Footwork is part concert, part dance display and part geography lesson. Georgia Lewis is the narrator and she guides us through the different styles of percussive dance that are still found all over England. Toby Bennett and Simon Harmer will dazzle you with their wonderful clogging and stepping; Lewis Wood and Aaron Horlock will play the tunes specially written by Lewis and faithful to the style of the dance.

Youtube video here…

Not only will the evening be entertaining but there other good reasons to join us. Firstly, it is a tour de force, researched, composed and performed by Lewis Wood and his cast, intended to spread awareness of the many regional variations of these dance styles. Secondly, we will be supporting a valued but underused village hall at a time when venues for live music are declining.

So, we would love to see you on September 7th but if it doesn’t sound like your “thing” please will you tell any friends who might be interested.

Midsummer Dance

Saturday 18th June 8pm

Good news for dancers

Ryburn 3 Step is arranging a barn dance for June 18th at our usual venue of the Waring Green Community Centre, Garden Road, Brighouse, HX6 2AX.

Music from house musicians the Black Box Band (Chris Partington on fiddle, Pete Coe on Melodeon and Alice Jones on piano) and Sue Coe calling the dances

At this difficult time for live music and social dancing, we would really appreciate your support. If you have enjoyed Ryburn 3 Step’s barn dances in the past, come to to Waring Green Community Centre on June 18th and rediscover how much fun you can have.

Dancers of all ages and abilities welcome, the main requirement is enthusiasm. Bring your own refreshments.

Tickets £10 per adult/£5 in full-time education/under 12s free

Ryburn Folk Club – Gilchrist Collective

29th June, 8pm

Most truly yours, Aunt Anne’ celebrates the achievements of Anne Geddes Gilchrist OBE (1863-1954), who made an important collection of songs, tunes and folklore from her home in Lancashire and became a significant figure in the folk music world of the early 20th Century.

The Gilchrist Collective has been formed by four accomplished performers to tell her story for the first time, using narrative, slides and a rich and varied selection of the songs she preserved.

Find out more about Anne Gilchrist and the Gilchrist Collective in this article from Living Tradition Magazine

Their cd ‘Most Truly Yours’ can be purchased here

Ryburn Folk Club – Jess & Richard Arrowsmith

Jess and Richard Arrowsmith are singers and musicians (fiddle & melodeon) and well established in the traditional English music scene. 

They bring you powerful vocals, subtle accompaniments, lively tunes and a broad range of material that will have you laughing, weeping, tapping your feet and joining in the choruses. Jess’s self-penned songs have been performed and recorded by a range of other artists and are entering the tradition in their own right.

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Jess & Richard’s latest project in conjunction with James Fagan & Nancy Kerr as the Melrose Quartet earned them a nomination for “Best Group” at the 2014 BBC Folk Awards.

Other projects past & present include Hekety, Glorystrokes, Crucible and Pecsaetan.

Ryburn Longsword – May Day 2022

May Day was one of the major festivals of the Celts in Britain, representing the first day of summer and has been celebrated all over the country ever since.

Finally, after two years of lockdown, Ryburn Longsword will be dancing together in the real world, rather than virtually, to to bring up the sun at dawn on May 1st 2022.

If you would like to watch, we dance at the far end of the Scammonden bridge over the M62 motorway at approximately 5.32.

If you would like to join Ryburn Longsword, please contact Liz Cryer by email on or by phone 07908 142201

Ryburn Folk Club – Kimber’s Men

27th April, 8pm

Audiences everywhere rave over the harmonies of local shanty singers, Kimber’s Men.

They have appeared at Festivals in Ostende, Appingedam, Portmagee, Portsoy, Fano in Denmark, and all over the UK.  Featured twice on Sunday brunch for Channel 4, they also starred in the BBC production of Sea Songs, with Gareth Malone.

Expect to laugh, sing and be generally entertained.

Ryburn Folk Club – 23rd February 2022

23rd February 2022 – Simon Robinson

Simon is a fine singer of Old Time Songs, accompanying himself on banjo, guitar & dulcimer.

He is based in Leeds, where he has been running online sessions throughout lockdown, recording several CDs, teaching & working with children.  He was an outstanding music student at Huddersfield University and a member of contemporary folk band MAIA who regularly filled venues like The Brudenell in Leeds or The Trades Club in Hebden Bridge.

You’ll find him on Facebook, Youtube & Bandcamp & his CDs, The Wandering Boy & When The Sun Goes In .

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