Come along and join us for a great pre-Christmas dance at the Victoria Hall in Ripponden on 14 December.
The Barley Cote Band will be playing and Rosie Bryce will be calling the dances.

Click HERE for more information

Venue – the Victoria Hall in Ripponden HX6 4BG.
7.30pm start, finish around 10.30pm.
Entry price: Adults £9, children 12 and under free if accompanied by an adult, students over 13 in full-time education £5.
You can buy tickets at the door, or order them in advance by phoning Sue Coe on 01422 822569, or emailing

The Victoria Hall has a licensed bar and comfortable seating for a great social evening – even if you don’t want to dance much!
Tea, coffee, and cakes made by the members of Ryburn Longsword will be available for a donation.

Christmas Broadsides at the Viaduct Theatre, Dean Clough, Halifax on 13 – 15 December

Alice Jones

Another local event to enjoy on the run-up to Christmas this year is Christmas Broadsides at the Viaduct Theatre, Dean Clough,Halifax.
Ripponden-based Folk singer and multi-instrumentalist Alice Jones is presenting and performing a celebration of Christmas with a Northern Broadsides twist on 13 – 15 December at the Viaduct Theatre, Dean Clough, Halifax. Also performing at the event will be musicians from other cultures who have been recently granted asylum in Halifax.
More information HERE

Folk Club Christmas Party – Wednesday 18 December

All Residents, floor singers,  musicians, regulars, angels, friends, Romans, and countrymen are invited to join us at the Malthouse in Rishworth on Wednesday 18 December, starting at 7.45pm.

As usual, we do not book a guest for the December Folk Club, instead we  have a Christmas Party and invite residents and regular folk club attenders to perform a spot. You can come along as normal to enjoy party, but if you would like to perform please call Steve Jones on 01422 823099, or email

We would like the pieces to be seasonal, humorous or just generally ‘in the spirit’ and for them to last less than 5 minutes. Please get in touch asap if you want to perform and let us have the title, composer / author, a very brief description and the approximate length of time the piece lasts.

More information HERE

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