About Ryburn 3 Step

Here at Ryburn 3 Step we are keeping some activities going despite the restrictions imposed by HM Government to combat the spread of COVID-19. 

We have, like many other organisation, taken to cyperspace and have run some of our usual events using Zoom. The Monday night music session has moved from the Old Bridge Inn to Zoom and we have organised ‘living room ceilidhs’.

Finally, we have decided to resume some real-life activities with suitable precautions where possible. On Wednesday 15th December, we hope to hold our Folk Club Christmas Party at the Hollins Mill Pub in Sowerby Bridge (HX6 2QG). Please contact Pete Coe if you wish to offer an appropriate song or reading.

We also hope to run our annual New Year’s Dance at Waring Green Community Centre in Brighouse (HD6 2AX). Further details will be available nearer the time

If you would like to receive occasional emails about our events, please contact us on ryburn3step@gmail.com

Ryburn 3 Step is a not-for-profit independent folk development group which organises a range of regular activities and special events in and around the Ryburn Valley, nr Halifax, West Yorkshire, England.

We are a group of amateur, semi-professional and professional folk musicians, singers and dancers living in and around the valley, and we call ourselves “3 Step” because we cover Song, Music and Dance – past, present, and future – within the Folk Music tradition.

Before the pandemic, we organised a variety of activities within the area including:

  • A monthly series of Folk Club nights (September – June);
  • A regular programme of Barn Dances (October – April);
  • Weekly pub Sessions (Mondays);
  • An Appalachian Step dance group (Tuesdays);
  • A traditional Yorkshire Longsword dance team (Wednesdays);
  • A Singing Group (Thursdays);
  • A confidence-building “No Pressure” music session (fortnightly on Fridays);
  • A seasonal Mummers play;
  • Workshops and occasional Folk days;
  • Promoting folk arts in schools and local organisations, in and beyond the region.

The links in the listing above will guide you to specific activities and if you see something that appeals to you, please contact us to find out more.


 For general enquiries please contact us by email:  ryburn3step@gmail.com


All our activities and events are overseen by the Ryburn 3 Step committee which has five elected Officers and currently two co-opted members. Meetings are held every month at 103 Oldham Road, Ripponden, usually on the first Wednesday of the month starting at 6.30 pm.

Committee members and their responsibilities for the current year are:

Steve Jones; Phone 01422 823099;
Email  ryburn3step@gmail.com

Pete Coe; Phone 01422 822569; Email  pete@petecoe.co.uk

Publicity Officer:
Sue Coe; Phone 01422 822569; Email sue@petecoe.co.uk

Linda Kemp; Email ryburn3step@gmail.com

Liz Cryer  Email ryburn3step@gmail.com

Co-opted members:
Johnny Adams – Social media;  Email ryburn3step@gmail.com
Chris Coe

An Independent Folk Development Project in the Ryburn Valley