Strange times in Old England

Ryburn 3 Step is a ‘Not for profit’ organisation based in Ripponden, West Yorkshire, to support Folk Music, Dance, and Song. We run the monthly Ryburn Folk Club, monthly Barn Dances, and occasional House Concerts and Workshops. We have weekly music, song, and dance groups who perform for local and regional community events and festivals, and every January the Long Company Mummers perform their Street Play to audiences at 4 local venues with all proceeds donated to local charities. Now, because of COVID-19, we are shut down for the duration.


Over the years the Ryburn Folk Club has booked many guests, ranging from well established legends (!) to new and upcoming performers, local, regional, national and international. During the current COVID-19 lockdown in the UK and beyond, many performers have lost their income from performing, and if you would like to (and can) help them, a good way of doing it is to buy their music recordings – Downloads, CD’s, and perhaps other merchandise.

A few of our recent performers are listed below with their website addresses. Ryburn 3 Step also encourages support for our local performers, including Pete Coe, Alice Jones who have done so much for us over the years and whose income comes from gigs now not possible .

Pete Coe:

Alice Jones:

Tom Kitching:

Jack Rutter:

Iona Fyfe:

Granny’s Attic:

The 3 members of Granny’s Attic are also individual performers:

Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne:

George Sansome:

Lewis Wood:

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