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Ryburn 3 Step – New Season is starting

Ryburn 3 Step‘s 2018 -19 season of events kicks off on September 26th with Chris Foster as the guest at the Ryburn Folk Club.

Chris Foster’s visit to the Ryburn Folk Club on Wednesday 26 September is one of a few chances there are to see him this year in the UK. It will be a great night with this legendary singer and guitar player. More information HERE.

The Ryburn Folk Club meets on the last Wednesday of the month from September to June, 7.45 -10.45pm.  The venue is the upstairs room in The Malthouse, Rishworth, close to J22 of the M62 (HX6 4QB).

We start about 7.45pm with a few tunes from the Pit Band, then at 8.00pm prompt we hear a few songs from the Residents before the first set from the Guest(s). After a short interval, we hear more from the Residents and then the second set from the Guest(s) and finish at 10.45pm.
Admission is £9 (£8 concessions).

Ryburn Family Barn Dances recommence on Saturday 20th October at the Waring Green Community Centre in Brighouse HD6 2AX (entrance on Marion Street). Music from the New Fox Band, and the caller will be Paul Young. Click HERE for more information.

Our next “Moving On” Workshop will be on Saturday 3 November on the topic of “Hornpipes”, led by master fiddlers Chris Partington and Johnny Adams.
Book your place now – phone Sue Coe on 01422 822569 or email
More information HERE…

Our Traditional Music Session at the Old Bridge Inn, Ripponden, continues every Monday evening from 9pm. Come along and join in, or just come to listen and enjoy the music (and beer).

Steve Harrison

We are sad to report that our former chairman, the indefatigable Steve Harrison, died on Friday July 27th of the cancer that he had suffered from for some time.

During his illness he continued guesting at folk clubs accompanying the wonderful singing of his wife Annie Dearman, and he played for dances with his Black Box Band and with The Phoenix Dance Band led by Rod Stradling. He was a valued resident at our Ryburn Folk Club and a regular at our weekly tune session at The Old Bridge Inn in Ripponden.
His voice also mysteriously came from the character of The Doctor in the Long Company Mummers Play each New Year.

The definition of ‘indefatigable’ is ‘persisting tirelessly’ and that describes Steve perfectly. He performed his duties as R3S Chair with humour and professionalism. His last gig was to lead the Black Box Big Band for our annual New Years Eve dance at Waring Green.
We will miss him, his music, erudition, humour and most of all his friendship, very much indeed.