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HELEN and MIKE Hockenhull at the ryburn folk club on Wednesday 27 February

RYBURN FOLK CLUB at The Malthouse in Rishworth welcomes Mike and Helen Hockenhull as the next guests on Wednesday 27 February.

Helen & Mike Hockenhull (Photo: Bacca Pipes Folk Club)

Helen and Mike have a long pedigree in Folk Music, from Muckram Wakes and The New Victory Band to Grace Notes (Helen with Maggie Boyle and Lynda Hardcastle). Come along and enjoy music and singing with guitar, fiddle, and concertina.
More information HERE

On 11th March Ryburn 3 Step welcomes Gina Le Faux to perform in one of our intimate house concerts at 103 Oldham Road, Ripponden.

Gina Le Faux is an acclaimed musician, songwriter and performer. She has spent much of her life singing and playing fiddle, mandolin and guitar, touring all over the world and working with many of the most respected names in folk, acoustic and roots music.

Concert from 8 pm to 9 pm, followed by an open session of songs and tunes.
Bring your own refreshments.
No entry charge, but we ask for Donations.

Our House Concerts are very popular, so reservations are recommended – phone Sue Coe on 01422 822569, Email

More information HERE

A good crowd of nearly 50 dancers turned up at Waring Green Community Centre on a surprisingly mild Saturday night for the monthly Ryburn 3 Step Barn Dance, which featured the Four Hand Band and caller Sue Coe on 16 February.

Ryburn 3 Step Barn Dance 16 Feb 2019. Photo: Steve Jones

The Four Hand Band is a duo consisting of Mary Humphreys on keyboard and Anahata on melodeon. Both are talented musicians who excel in a range of traditional musical skills and their performance on Saturday combined a solid dance-able rhythm with inventive lines around a range of well-chosen ceilidh tunes.

Sue Coe is familiar to Ryburn 3 Step ceilidh goers as the caller for the Black Box band and other local ceilidh bands. She called a mix of well-known dances such Bridge of Athlone, Buttered Peas and Nottingham Swing, dances made up by some of the schools in which Sue has taught (Westfield Four Star, Zetland Circle Dance) and some less well-known dances. The evening concluded with everyone on the dance floor for Soldiers Joy.
Steve Jones

The next Barn Dance at Waring Green Community Centre HD6 2AX is on Saturday 16 March with the “Monkey Box” Band and Caller Michelle Holding.
Click HERE for more information

Our Traditional Music Session at the Old Bridge Inn, Ripponden, continues every Monday evening from 9pm. Come along and join in, or just come to listen and enjoy the music (and beer).
If you fancy a play on your instrument but can’t get to the Bridge Session, why not come along to the R3S “No pressure” tune session? This is a session for musicians whose confidence needs a little TLC. Starting slowly, we gradually build up speed on tunes familiar and unfamiliar.
We meet fortnightly on Friday evenings 8:00 to 9:45 p.m, at 103 Oldham Road Ripponden, HX6 4EB. The next will be on Friday 22 February 2019 at 8.00 pm.
Please get in touch with Steve Jones on or phone 01422 823099 if you are interested in coming along.

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