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Cosmotheka – a music hall end to the folk club season!

Fancy a little bit of what does you good? Then come along to the Ryburn Folk Club on Wednesday June 26th, to hear those Masters of the Music Hall, Cosmotheka.

From 1972 to 1999, Dave & Al Sealey were Cosmotheka, and made a huge name for themselves performing the songs of the Music Halls. They were considered by many to be the finest interpreters of the genre and appeared at venues across the country and around the world.

After the death of Al in 1999, Dave Sealey has now returned to the stage in many collaborations, and particularly a solo career, including one-man-shows of the work of Stanley Holloway and Max Miller. Now the next generation is taking part, and Dave’s son Dan Sealey, along with pianist Adam Barry have joined Dave to recreate “a lot of the old songs, with a new twist”.
Visit the Cosmotheka website for more details.

The Ryburn Folk Club meets at the Malthouse, in Rishworth, Ripponden (near Halifax), West Yorkshire HX6 4QB.
Doors open 7.00pm, tunes from the Pit Band 7.45,
Residents and floor singers start the evening at 8pm sharp, and the Guests usually start about 8.30.
After an interval at about 9.15 the second half follows with Residents, floor singers, and the Guests, finishing about 10.45pm.
Pay at the door, Admission £9.
More information HERE

This is the last Ryburn Folk Club of the 2018-19 season, we’ll re-convene on 25 September with guest Jeff Warner to kick off our “American” season: Jeff Warner (Sept), Riley Baugus (Oct), and Susan & Dana Robinson (Nov) .

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.