Ryburn 3 Step is monitoring UK government advice on Coronavirus (COVID-19) relating to social gatherings.
The “No Pressure” tune session on Friday evenings are suspended until further notice.

The “No Pressure” tune session meets fortnightly on Fridays at 103 Oldham Road Ripponden, HX6 4EB from 8:00 to 9:45 p.m.

If you fancy a play on your instrument but don’t feel ready for a full-blown music session, why not come along?  This is a session for musicians whose confidence needs a little TLC. Starting slowly, we gradually build up speed on tunes familiar and unfamiliar.
Please get in touch with Steve Jones ( or 01422 823099) if you are interested in coming along.

R3S dulcimer workshop – Photo: Sue Coe

Ryburn 3 Step has, throughout its existence, been committed to helping people discover their abilities to sing, to dance , to play and to understand the richness of the folk and traditional culture which has defined our lives over the centuries and continues to do so in the modern world.

To this end, we offer a range of activities both regular and occasional to help people of all ages discover their abilities, learn something new, get some exercise or just have a good time in a pleasant social setting.

Workshop Days:
There have been dozens of workshop days over the years. People have gathered together to learn tunes, learn an instrument, sing, write or accompany songs, or learn a style of dancing – clog, flat footing and more. Our last one was on the topic of hornpipes, in November 2018.

Weekly workshops / practice sessions – at 103 Oldham Road:
Tuesday: Appalachian step dancing;
Wednesday: Traditional Longsword dancing;
Thursday: Singing.

Fortnightly – at 103 Oldham Road: “No Pressure Tune Session”, 8.00 – 9.45pm.

Monthly – at 103 Oldham Road: Ryburn Ukelele Group.

For details phone 01422 822569 (dancing) or 01422 822413 (singing)

An Independent Folk Development Project in the Ryburn Valley