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Summer activities with Ryburn 3 Step

The 2018 – 19 season for the Ryburn Folk Club and the Ryburn Barn Dances has finished now. Over the summer we’ll be going to festivals and on holiday, and we’ll be back in the Autumn for the 2019 – 20 season of Ryburn 3 Step events.


Most of our groups continue to meet over the summer:


You can see Ryburn Longsword at 2 more local events over the summer:

  • Littleborough Rushbearing 20 & 21 July;
  • Sowerby Bridge Rushbearing 7 & 8 September.

    We danced at Cleckheaton Folk Festival on Sunday 7 July, read about it HERE

At the beginning of the season, on Friday 20 September, we’re having another “House Concert”, this time with “Rattle on the Stovepipe” – Dave Arthur, Pete Cooper, and Dan Stewart.
Read about House Concerts HERE


The Ryburn Folk Club will re-convene on 25 September with guest Jeff Warner to kick off our “Americana” season:


Barn Dances start on 19 October to the music of “The Alice Band”, caller Pauline Jones, at the Waring Green Community Centre in Brighouse. Click HERE for Barn Dance information.


Thanks to all our residents, floor singers and performers, and especially our audience. We look forward to seeing you in the 2019-20 season, and hope you have an enjoyable summer.

Ryburn Longsword at The Old Bridge Inn in June 2019

REVIEW -Mark Dowding at the Ryburn Folk Club Wednesday 26 June

MARK DOWDING – songs from Lancashire and beyond with guitar, concertina, and banjo.

Our guest at the last Ryburn Folk Club of the 2018- 19 season was Mark Dowding.

MarkDowding at the Ryburn Folk Club

Mark Dowding comes from Lancashire and has been singing mainly traditional folk songs for around 40 years. He is a fine singer, accompanying himself on guitar, banjo, English and Anglo concertinas, and melodeon. He has released 6 CD’s.

We had a great evening’s entertainment from Mark Dowding, with some superb singing and musicianship. Thanks to Mark, the residents and floor singers (including the Ryburn Singers who would welcome new singers to swell their ranks), and the “Pit Band”. A great finale to the 2018 – 19 season.