About Ryburn 3 Step

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, West Yorkshire, England. In this glorious part of Yorkshire the River Ryburn flows through Rishworth, Ripponden, Triangle, and on to Sowerby Bridge, there joining the River Calder.

On this website you can find out about all the things we do and our events.

The 2019 AGM took place on 4 July, the officers elected were:
Chair: Steve Jones
Vice-chair: Pete Coe
Secretary: Liz Cryer
Treasurer: Linda Kemp
Publicity officer: Sue Coe

You can read the Minutes of the AGM by clicking HERE.

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 it covers Song, Music and Dance – past, present, and future – within the Folk Music tradition.

We organise 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” instrumental group (fortnightly on Fridays);
  • A Ukulele Group (2nd Sunday each month);
  • A seasonal Mummers play;
  • Workshops and occasional Folk days;
  • Promoting folk arts in schools and local organisations, in and beyond the region.

You can join us as an audience member or as a participant. The links in the listing above will guide you to specific activities and if you see something you fancy checking out, please contact us to find out more.

We charge admission to our regular events (Folk Clubs and Barn Dances) and for Workshops to cover the performer and venue costs.

We do not charge for other events but are happy to accept donations for any of our activities to help with costs, any of the contacts below can provide further information. Donations at the Mummers plays are forwarded to charities local to the venue.

If you would like to receive occasional emails with details of our events, please send an email to  ryburn3step@gmail.com


 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 four 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.

Officers are elected at the Annual General Meeting which is held annually in June or July, and is open to all active members of Ryburn 3 Step. Copies of meeting minutes and Annual Reports are available from Sue Coe (see below).

The elected officers and their responsibility for the current year 2019-20 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
Jan Day
Andy Day – Webmaster;  Email ryburn3step@gmail.com

An Independent Folk Development Project in the Ryburn Valley