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Dick Miles at the Ryburn Folk Club on Wednesday 24 april

Dick Miles

Let Dick introduce himself in his own words:
“Hi, I am Dick Miles. I have been singing and playing music since I was 13. My special love and interest is traditional music and the concertina. I lived for many years in Suffolk, East Anglia and some of my favourite songs are based on the superb traditional tales of this region. Now, I am living in the South-West of Ireland and am incorporating more and more the local traditional music style into my own.”

Dick is in demand for maritime and folk festivals and we are delighted to have him as our guest. Check out his web site for more information.

Admission: £9.
Folk Club starts at 8:00 p.m. after a few tunes from the Pit Band from 7.45. There is an interval about 9.15, Club Residents and floor singers start each half before Dick does his stuff.
We hope you will come along and enjoy the evening with us..


Barn Dance with Sid Calderbank and “Our Northern Branch” 20 April 2019

Fabulous Barn Dance with Sid Calderbank and “Our Northern Branch” on 20 April at Waring Green Community Centre.
Lots of great dancers and dancing to a lovely string band. Sid Calderbank is a great caller and gave us some Lancashire dialect monologues (which were nearly comprehensible to us Yorkshire folk …).
That’s it for the 2018-19 Ryburn 3 Step Dance programme, the next dance is on 30 October. Have a good dancing summer, see you in October.

Sunday 28 April – Don’t miss the spectacular “HERE AT THE FAIR” show in Ripponden…….

Ryburn 3 Step is proud to present the first performance of the year of the new Mick Ryan Folk Musical, “Here at the Fair”, on 28 April at the Victoria Hall, Halifax Road, Ripponden, HX6 4BG starting at 7:00 p.m. More details on the EVENTS page.
Set in a travelling show in the 1850s, the play reveals the humour and hardship in the life stories of an engaging group of fairground entertainers and contains 20 original songs by Mick Ryan. Ken Hudson featured some of the songs from the play, as well as an interview with Alice Jones on Phoenix Radio’s “Roving Folk” show last weekend. To listen to a podcast of the show click HERE.
Tickets are only £10 (£5 for under 18s) They can be purchased at the door on the night, at any Ryburn 3 Step event or ordered by sending a cheque and a stamped addressed envelope to Sue Coe at 103 Oldham Rd, Ripponden HX6 4EB. Alternatively you can order tickets and find out more information by getting in touch with Sue:
Phone: 01422 822569 or Email: sue@petecoe.co.uk

“HERE AT THE FAIR” – a UNIQUE performance at the Victoria Hall, Ripponden, on Sunday evening 28 April.

Ryburn 3 Step is proud to present the first performance of the year of the new Mick Ryan Folk Musical “Here at the Fair”.
Set in a travelling show in the 1850s, the play reveals the humour and hardship in the life stories of an engaging group of fairground entertainers and contains 20 original songs by Mick Ryan.

Ken Hudson featured some of the songs from the play, as well as an interview with Alice Jones on Phoenix Radio’s “Roving Folk” show last weekend. To listen to a podcast of the show click HERE

The play received a standing ovation at its first festival performance in Chippenham last year and includes a stellar cast of folk artists – (Geoff Lakeman, Granny’s Attic (George Sansome, Lewis Wood and Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne) Pete Morton, Heather Bradford, Alice Jones and Mick Ryan himself).

Opportunities to see the play up north are fairly limited, so pencil in the date (April 28th at the Victoria Hall, Halifax Road, Ripponden, HX6 4BG starting at 7:00 pm).

Tickets are only £10 (£5 for under 18s) They can be purchased at the door on the night, at any Ryburn 3 Step event, or ordered by sending a cheque and a stamped addressed envelope to Sue Coe at 103 Oldham Rd, Ripponden HX6 4EB. Alternatively you can order tickets and find out more information by getting in touch with Sue by phone or email:
Phone: 01422 822569
Email: sue@petecoe.co.uk

Image of the CD cover courtesy of Wild Goose Records.