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Dance the November Blues away with Sue Coe and Morgan Rattler on 16 November

The next Barn Dance at Waring Green will be on Saturday 16 November with caller Sue Coe and the Morgan Rattler band. Come along for a great night’s dancing!
Waring Green Community Centre Brighouse HD6 2AX.

More information HERE

Ryburn 3 Step’s very own Award-winning Sue Coe is one of our most popular callers: with over 40 years of experience calling for dances you are guaranteed a great evening of dancing to suit all tastes.

Morgan Rattler are a Leeds-based band led by Gordon Tyrrall on flute and guitar, Barbara Mainland on fiddle, and Robin Shepherd on fiddle and melodeon. All 3 are marvellous musicians individually and together they make a fantastic band for dancing.

BARN DANCE line-up this Autumn
16 November – the Morgan Rattler band with caller Sue Coe, at Waring Green.
14 December – Family Barn Dance with the Barley Cote Band, and caller Rosie Bryce at the Victoria Hall.
18 December – Folk Club Christmas Party at the Malthouse, Rishworth.
31 December – The Grand New Year’s Eve Barn Dance 2019 – caller Pete Coe with the Black Box Big Band, at Waring Green.
Ticket-only event: get them from Barn Dances, Folk Club or from Sue Coe 01422 822569
Click HERE for all the Barn Dance information.

Folk Club Christmas Party – Wednesday 18 December

All Residents, floor singers,  musicians, regulars, angels, friends, Romans, and countrymen are invited to join us at the Malthouse in Rishworth on Wednesday 18 December, starting at 7.45pm.

As usual, we do not book a guest for the December Folk Club, instead we  have a Christmas Party and invite residents and regular folk club attenders to perform a spot. You can come along as normal to enjoy party, but if you would like to perform please call Steve Jones on 01422 823099, or email
We would like the pieces to be seasonal, humorous or just generally ‘in the spirit’ and for them to last less than 5 minutes. Please get in touch asap if you want to perform and let us have the title, composer / author, a very brief description and the approximate length of time the piece lasts.
More information HERE

Our activity groups continue to meet each week – why not come along and see for yourself? We’d really like you to join in, but you can just sit and watch if you prefer!

REVIEW: The Road to Peterloo at the Square Chapel in Halifax Sunday 3 November 2019

Pete Coe, Laura Smyth, and Brian Peters presented “The Road to Peterloo” at the Square Chapel in Halifax on Sunday 3 November to a full house.
In contemporary broadsheet ballads and tunes, these three consummate performers took the audience through historical events leading up to the fateful meeting on 16 August 1819, the hope and despair of the day itself, and then the aftermath. Powerful stuff.

Find out more about ‘The Road To Peterloo’, the CD & reviews, on

The Grand NEw Year’s Eve Dance 2019 – Tickets on sale now!

The Ryburn 3 Step Grand New Year’s Eve Barn Dance 2019 will see the Old Year out and the New Year in with the Black Box Big Band and caller Pete Coe at the Waring Green Community Centre.

This event has always been hugely popular, so as usual, it will be Ticket Only.
You can buy Tickets at the Ryburn Folk Club:
October (30th – Riley Baugus);
November (27th – Susan & Dana Robinson);
and the December Christmas Party ( December 18th).
Or at the Ryburn Barn Dances;
November at Waring Green (16th – Morgan Rattler & Sue Coe);
December at the Victoria Hall Ripponden (14th – the Barley Cote Band & Rosie Bryce).

Or you can get tickets from Sue Coe – phone 01422 822569    or email

We look forward to seeing you there.