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Ryburn 3 Step’s Autumn 2019 season is starting soon….

And what a great Autumn it will be – “American Old Time Season” at the Ryburn Folk Club, Two House Concerts, Two opportunities to see “The Road to Peterloo” locally, and Four Barn Dances to get you dancing all the way to Christmas and the New Year. Tremendous!

Plus – you can see Ryburn Longsword at the Sowerby Bridge Rushbearing on 7th & 8th September.

Ryburn Folk Club Programme – Autumn 2019 
“The American Season”.

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 – “Old Time Songs and Tunes”.
Read about House Concerts HERE


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

Continuing our “American” theme, on Monday 11 November, we’re delighted to welcome Beverly Smith – “Even more Old Time Songs and Tunes” – to another House Concert”.
Read about House Concerts HERE


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


Ryburn 3 Step is presenting “The Road to Peterloo” on Thursday 31 October at Huddersfield University, and on 3 November at the Square Chapel Centre for the Arts in Halifax. Two great opportunities to see this special performance telling the tale of the “Peterloo Massacre” in Manchester in August 1819 through some the ballads that were composed around the time of the event.

Laura, Brian and Pete performing “The Road to Peterloo” at Broadstairs Folk Festival – wearing their “caps of liberty” made by Linda Kemp, treasurer of Ryburn 3 Step.

Pete Coe, Brian Peters and Laura Smyth, trace the background from the Napoleonic Wars, the Luddite uprising, and the poverty and hunger suffered by handloom weavers and cotton spinners, through to the terrible events of the day, when mounted soldiers armed with sabres charged a peaceful crowd of pro-democracy demonstrators and killed or injured many men, women and children.


Our activity groups continue to meet – 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!