We are delighted to welcome Bernard Wrigley, the Bolton Bullfrog, to the Ryburn Folk Club as our next guest on Wednesday 26 February. Bernard is a very popular entertainer, the master of the bass concertina (the largest concertina you’ll ever see in the Ryburn Valley) and a wonderful guitarist. Don’t miss this opportunity to come and see him: a wonderful evening of old songs, Lancashire humour, and reminiscences.
Bernard is an actor as well as a singer, musician, and storyteller. He has appeared in Brassed Off, My Son The Fanatic, Coogan’s Run, Coronation Street, Emmerdale, Dinner Ladies, and Peter Kay’s Phoenix Nights,
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The Ryburn Folk Club meets on the last Wednesday of the month from September to June. The venue is the upstairs room in The Malthouse, Rishworth, HX6 4QB , close to Junction 22 of the M62. More information HERE
We start about 7.45pm with a few tunes from the Pit Band, then a few songs from the Residents before the first set from the Guests. After a short interval, we hear more from the Residents and then the second set from the Guests and finish at 10.45pm.
Admission is £9 for all adults, students 13 and over in full-time education £5.
Calling all singers:
Lift your spirits with us at the R3S Spring Sing on Saturday 28 March at the Malthouse in Rishworth.
Chris Coe will be awarded the EFDSS GOLD BADGE on Friday 27 March when loads of singers who have known her over the years,and benefited from her teaching and encouragement, will be coming along to Ripponden for the award gathering. And to celebrate we’ve organised a Spring Sing on the following day, Saturday 28 March, so if you’re interested in songs and singing in the Folk Tradition, come along and join us at the Malthouse on Saturday 28 March.
The Ryburn 3 Step Spring Sing is a day-long celebration of songs from the folk tradition or performed in a folk style. Starting at midday, there will be three 90 minute sessions throughout the afternoon, each with its own theme:
12 noon – 1.30 “Strike the Bell“;
2.00 – 3.30 “Lie of the land“;
4.00 – 5.30 “Murder and Mayhem“
The featured guests for the whole day and the evening concert are Vic Gammon and Will Duke, who are currently on tour together.
The Spring Sing sessions during the day will provide lots of opportunities for you to sing your favourite songs that fit (however tenuously) into the themes.
The last session will be followed by a Folk Club style session with the theme “More mayhem” from 7:30 to 10:30. There will be floor spots you and other singers to contribute, alternatively you can just join in the choruses or simply listen and enjoy.
There is no Admission Charge for the Spring Sing and the evening concert, as this event is our way of publicly celebrating Chris Coe’s Gold Badge Award with Friends who have known Chris for so many years.
Attendees can make donations which will be passed to local good causes after our (minimal) expenses have been covered.
(Ryburn 3 Step is a not-profit-organisation that promotes traditional music, song and dance from its base in Ripponden.)