The Ryburn 3 Step Grand New Year’s Eve Barn Dance 2019 will see the Old Year out and the New Year in with the Black Box Big Band and caller Pete Coe at the Waring Green Community Centre.

This event has always been hugely popular, so as usual, it will be Ticket Only.
You can buy Tickets at the Ryburn Folk Club:
27 November – Susan & Dana Robinson;
and the December Christmas Party ( 18 December).
Or at the Ryburn Barn Dance on 14 December at the Victoria Hall Ripponden – the Barley Cote Band & Rosie Bryce.

Or you can get tickets from Sue Coe – phone 01422 822569    or email

More information HERE
We look forward to seeing you there.

REVIEW – Dance with Sue Coe and Morgan Rattler 16 November 2019

The November 2019 Barn Dance at Waring Green Community Centre was refreshingly well-attended with many of our regular dancers plus a contingent from Brighouse who were new to ceilidh dancing. It was a lovely evening for all.

Photo: Steve Jones

Caller for the evening was Ryburn 3 Step stalwart Sue Coe. Sue has bags of experience of calling dances for dancers of varying ability and confidence.
The evening’s dancers needed no encouragement. Sue chose to call dances that the children and the less experienced adults were readily able to learn (the list is below) and which were also interesting to dance..

Music was provided by two thirds of Morgan Rattler which comprised Gordon Tyrrall on guitar and flute and Robin Shepherd on melodeon and fiddle (but not at the same time). However, there was a note of consternation when Gordon looped his guitar and started to play the flute as there then appeared to be more instruments in the mix that there were band members! Interesting.
Many of the tunes were old favourites from the English tune repertoire (including the eponymous “Morgan Rattler”) and some were from other parts of the UK, all played with precision and plenty of lift which was great for the dancers.

So, another good night with well-chosen dances and terrific musicianship brought to you by Ryburn 3 Step. Next month’s Barn Dance is a Village Dance in Ripponden at the Victoria Hall on December 14th starting at 7:30. More detail on our website HERE

Included in the dances Sue called were:
Circassian Circle
Cumberland Long Eight
Grapevine Twist
Buttered Peas
Holmfirth Square
The Circle Waltz
Nottingham Swing
Barley Break
Soldiers Joy
Cumberland Square Eight

Steve Jones