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Another Virtual Dance!

After the success of our last dance, we have decided to try it again on Saturday 26th June, this time with a Ryburn Three Step band and caller Pete Coe.

As with the last occasion, we will start at 7.30pm and continue until 9.00 To reserve a place, please email ryburn3step@gmail.com and you will receive joining instructions.

It really was a lot of fun, even for those who danced with teddy bears, ironing boards and a surprising variety of significant others…

Virtual House concert – 30th June – Jim Causley

Next in our popular series of house concerts will take place on Wednesday 30th June, when Jim Causley will be zooming in to entertain us. Jim is well-known to many of us as a frequent performer at folk clubs and festivals all over the UK.

His many collaborations and projects include composing the music for a BBC4 programme about Charles Causley and creating an album of his children’s poetry; appearing as Devil’s Interval with last month’s guest, Emily Portman and Lauren McCormick; and, of course, at the Radio 2 Party in the Park in 2018.

Please email ryburn3step@gmail.com or ring 01422 823099 or 01422 822569 to book a screen

Virtual House Concert – Keith Kendrick & Sylvia Needham – 26th May 2021

This month’s guests are Keith Kendrick and Sylvia Needham from Derbyshire. Keith and Sylvia sing a wide variety of English traditional and traditionally influenced contemporary songs particularly maritime songs and sea shanties. In normal times, they perform all over the UK, Europe and the world.

As soloists, each has a very wide-ranging repertoire. Their strong voices and uncannily compatible and complementary delivery produce some striking harmonies. They also accompany themselves and play lively dance tunes on three different systems of the only English-invented musical instrument – the concertina.

This should be a great evening with lots to sing along with and enjoy.

To join, please email ryburn3step@gmail.com Joining instructions will be sent to you shortly before the concert. 

These events are free but we do ask that you donate to the performers (details available on the night) if you are able to do so.

 

Hooray – We’re having a Zoom Dance

It’s been an awfully long time since we had a Ryburn Three Step dance at Waring Green Community Centre – February 2020, to be exact! It still seems unlikely that we’ll be able to get together for some time, so we are going to try virtual ceilidh at last.

So – we have organised a Zoom dance on Saturday 17th April. The caller will be Nancy Potts, who has spent lockdown working on re-imagined dances suitable for dancing at home with partners, family or cuddly toys. Live music will be provided by other members of her family, Diane Moody and Gordon Potts (Committee Band/Panjandrum etc), who certainly know a thing or two about playing for dancing.

We won’t be charging for admission but we do encourage attendees to make a donation to Nancy – these are difficult times for musicians, as you know. Details of how to do this will be included in the joining email which you will receive shortly before the dance.

Virtual doors will open at 7.15 ready to start at 7.30 and we will aim to finish the dance at 9.00.

Please email ryburn3step@gmail.com to book a screen.

See you there!

Virtual House Concert – Emily Portman 28 April 2021

Emily Portman is an accomplished singer, songwriter and musician who has received many awards and nominations. As well as her solo work, she has collaborated with artists including the Furrow Collective, Rob Harbron and the Modern Jazz and Folk Ensemble. You can catch up with her work on her Facebook page HERE.

The event will begin at 8.00pm with songs from Ryburn 3 Step Folk Club regulars and Emily’s concert will begin at approximately 8.30pm.

To reserve a screen, either email ryburn3step@gmail.com or phone 01422 822569. Joining Instructions for Zoom will be sent to you shortly before the event.

There is no charge for these concerts but we do encourage you to donate what you can afford to the artists (details will be in joining email) and to purchase their CDs and merchandise.