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Virtual House Concert with George Sansome – Wednesday 27 May – fully booked

Here at Ryburn 3 Step we are trying to keep some activities going under the restrictions imposed by HM Government to combat the spread of COVID-19. We are delighted that George Sansome will be the guest at our first ‘Virtual House Concert’ on Wednesday evening 27 May.


Using the online meeting app Zoom, you will be able to see, listen to, and talk to George from the comfort of your own home as he sings, plays, and talks us through his debut CD album “George Sansome” which will be launched on  24 June. The proceedings will open at 8.30pm for half an hour’s chat with the Ryburn Folk Club regulars, and George will sing, play, and talk from 9.00 to 10.00. For more information please visit our EVENTS page.

George Sansome is a vibrant trad folk singer and guitarist from Worcester.  He has been playing for  over10 years  with the highly acclaimed Granny’s Attic, and has cultivated a deep love of traditional song. and he has come into his own as a singer and accompanist. He was in Mick Ryan’s most recent folk opera “Here At The Fair”, and guested on Pete Morton‘s 2020 album “A Golden Thread”. After three albums with Granny’s Attic and countless gigs across the UK and Europe, George has been gradually carving his own path as an engaging solo performer of traditional music and has assuredly found his own voice. Read more HERE on George’s Website

There is no entry charge to R3S Virtual House Concerts. Many singers and musicians have currently lost a considerable part of their income from live performances and concerts, so we ask you to make a donation (whatever you can afford, guide £5 per person) direct to the performer. You can also visit their website to purchase CD’s and other merchandise. Thank you.

If you would like to join the Virtual House Concert with George Sansome, please register by sending an email to with your name and email address. We will then send you the Zoom meeting ID and password which will allow you to join us on the night.

Places are limited to 25 so please email us without delay to avoid disappointment.

We are planning more ‘Virtual House Concerts’ and ‘Virtual Sessions’ monthly and will announce these when we can.
Virtual House Concerts‘ will take place on Wednesday evenings.
Virtual Sessions‘ with guest performers will take place on Monday evenings as part of the ongoing weekly online tune sessions with the Old Bridge Sessionaires. Click HERE for more information.

May Morning with Ryburn Longsword

May Day was one of the major festivals of the ancient Celts in Britain, representing the first day of summer, and May Day has been traditionally associated with fun, revelry and fertility. Each year the members of Ryburn Longsword get up early to ‘dance in’ the May at sunrise, but this year we’ve been unable to get together to do this. So here are a selection of photos of ‘socially distanced’ May morning Longsword fun and revelry (it was too cold for fertility).

And a reminder of the good times – this is what we did last year.

R3S Spring / Summer 2020 programme cancelled

Ryburn 3 Step has cancelled the Spring / Summer 2020 programme until further notice because of the COVID-19 virus.

Saturday 18 April – Barn Dance with Dave Ingledew and the Wakes Band.
Wednesday 29 April – Sarah Matthews and Doug Eunson at the Ryburn Folk Club.
Wednesday 27 May – Cosmotheka;
Wednesday 24 June – George Sansome.

We hope to be able to re-book our guests for a subsequent season

Please check here on our website for latest information or on social media or phone Sue Coe on 01422 822569 if you have any questions. Normal service will be resumed as soon as possible. Thank you.