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Autumn Dance with the Barley Cote Band and caller Baz Parkes

Following on from the success of our Midsummer Dance, we are back with an Autumn version with a slightly earlier start and finish time to make it more family-friendly.

Your caller is Baz Parkes with music from the Barley Cote Band (Chris Partington on fiddle, Anahata on melodeon and Mary Humphreys on keyboard.)  A good time is guaranteed!

7pm to 10 pm, bring your own refreshments.

Admission £10 (£5 for those in full-time education and under 12s free)

A great band, probably the best caller north of Wolverhampton and Waring Green’s famous sprung floor.  What’s not to like??

Lewis Wood’s Footwork Live! 7th September 7pm – 9pm

Admission: £12 (£6 for those in full-time education and under 12s free) 

Experience the rich variety of English Stepdancing to original tunes by Lewis Wood

Footwork is part concert, part dance display and part geography lesson. Georgia Lewis is the narrator and she guides us through the different styles of percussive dance that are still found all over England. Toby Bennett and Simon Harmer will dazzle you with their wonderful clogging and stepping; Lewis Wood and Aaron Horlock will play the tunes specially written by Lewis and faithful to the style of the dance.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=siiAfFG_iWk

Musicians: Lewis Wood, Aaron Horlock

Dancers: Toby Bennett, Simon Harmer

Narrator: Georgia Lewis

There will be a break for non-alcoholic refreshments and hopefully a session afterwards – bring your instrument or dance shoes

Lewis Wood’s Footwork Live!

Wednesday September 7th 2022, 7pm – 9pm

Denshaw Village Hall, (Ripponden Road, OL3 5SY)

Admission £12 (£6 for those in full-time education and under 12s free) with a break for non-alcoholic refreshments. Session planned afterwards – bring your instrument or dance shoes

Footwork is part concert, part dance display and part geography lesson. Georgia Lewis is the narrator and she guides us through the different styles of percussive dance that are still found all over England. Toby Bennett and Simon Harmer will dazzle you with their wonderful clogging and stepping; Lewis Wood and Aaron Horlock will play the tunes specially written by Lewis and faithful to the style of the dance.

Youtube video here…

Not only will the evening be entertaining but there other good reasons to join us. Firstly, it is a tour de force, researched, composed and performed by Lewis Wood and his cast, intended to spread awareness of the many regional variations of these dance styles. Secondly, we will be supporting a valued but underused village hall at a time when venues for live music are declining.

So, we would love to see you on September 7th but if it doesn’t sound like your “thing” please will you tell any friends who might be interested.

Ryburn Folk Club – Jess & Richard Arrowsmith

Jess and Richard Arrowsmith are singers and musicians (fiddle & melodeon) and well established in the traditional English music scene.

They bring you powerful vocals, subtle accompaniments, lively tunes and a broad range of material that will have you laughing, weeping, tapping your feet and joining in the choruses. Jess’s self-penned songs have been performed and recorded by a range of other artists and are entering the tradition in their own right.

RichardJess.jpg (1998×1553)

Jess & Richard’s latest project in conjunction with James Fagan & Nancy Kerr as the Melrose Quartet earned them a nomination for “Best Group” at the 2014 BBC Folk Awards.

Other projects past & present include Hekety, Glorystrokes, Crucible and Pecsaetan.

Ryburn Folk Club – Jess & Richard Arrowsmith

Jess and Richard Arrowsmith are singers and musicians (fiddle & melodeon) and well established in the traditional English music scene. 

They bring you powerful vocals, subtle accompaniments, lively tunes and a broad range of material that will have you laughing, weeping, tapping your feet and joining in the choruses. Jess’s self-penned songs have been performed and recorded by a range of other artists and are entering the tradition in their own right.

RichardJess.jpg (1998×1553)

Jess & Richard’s latest project in conjunction with James Fagan & Nancy Kerr as the Melrose Quartet earned them a nomination for “Best Group” at the 2014 BBC Folk Awards.

Other projects past & present include Hekety, Glorystrokes, Crucible and Pecsaetan.