A special R3S Folk Club with the legendary Martin Carthy – 28 November 2018

MARTIN CARTHY – 28 November 2018

We are thrilled to have been able to book the legendary Martin Carthy for a rare solo folk club performance at the Ryburn Folk Club on 28 November. Martin doesn’t often perform solo in folk clubs nowadays, so if you love folk music don’t miss this special night with the Master at the Malthouse in Rishworth. more information HERE.
This will be a popular event and the capacity of the room is limited so to avoid a wasted journey please contact us to get a ticket. Phone Sue Coe on 01422 822569 or email ryburn3step@gmail.com

Ripponden Village Dance on 8 December, at the Victoria Hall in Ripponden
The next R3S Barn Dance is a Ripponden Village Dance on 8 December at the Victoria Hall in Ripponden (instead of the Waring Green Community Centre in Brighouse). We will be dancing to the music of Granny’s Attic, and guided by the Caller Barry Goodman. This is a fabulous combination of talent so we hope you’ll come along for a fantastic night of music and dance.
More information HERE.

Ryburn Folk Club Christmas Party at the Malthouse on Wednesday 19 December
Next month it’s the Ryburn Folk Club Christmas Party on Wednesday 19 December. As usual, we invite all residents and regular folk club attenders to come along without any pressure to sing, play or dance, but if you would like to perform please speak to Steve Jones or Chris Coe at the Folk Club in November (or at any Ryburn 3 Step event you might see us). We are also contactable via the phone 01422 823099 (Steve) or 01422 822413 (Chris).

We would like the pieces to be either seasonal, humorous or both and for them to last less than 5 minutes. Please get in touch asap if you want to perform and let us have the title, composer / author, a very brief description and the approximate length of time the piece lasts. Look HERE for more information.

Our Traditional Music Session at the Old Bridge Inn, Ripponden, continues every Monday evening from 9pm. Come along and join in, or just come to listen and enjoy the music (and beer).

If you fancy a play on your instrument but can’t get to the Bridge Session, why not come along to the R3S “No pressure” tune session? This is a session for musicians whose confidence needs a little TLC. Starting slowly, we gradually build up speed on tunes familiar and unfamiliar.
We meet fortnightly at 103 Oldham Road Ripponden, HX6 4EB from 8:00 to 9:45 p.m, the next one is Friday 23 November.
Please get in touch with Steve Jones (ryburn3step@gmail.com or 01422 823099) if you are interested in coming along.


Our Grand New Year’s Eve Dance will take place on Saturday 31 December 2018, at the Waring Green Community Centre, dancing to the Black Box Big Band with Pete Coe calling. Doors open 7.30 for 8pm start. Tickets cost £10.00 (£9.00 concessions) – ADVANCE BOOKINGS ONLY – admission on the night is ticket only.

You can buy tickets at the  Dances on 20 October, 17 November, and 8 December, click HERE ….
and at the Folk Clubs on 31 October, 28 November and 19 December, click HERE ….

You can also order tickets from Sue and Pete Coe, phone 01422 822569 or email sue@petecoe.co.uk
Once your tickets are paid for (cheque by post please) we can either post them to you or you can collect them at the door on 31 December.

REVIEW: Dance with John Brown & Posthumous Curtain

The second Ryburn 3 Step barn dance of the 2018 -19 season took place in the Waring Green Community Centre on November 17th. Our caller was John Brown from Sheffield who has called for us on a number of occasions and never disappointed.

Music was provided by Posthumous Curtain, which comprises Alice Jones and James Tween.  James plays melodeon and has a fine repertoire of tunes gleaned from the playing of many classic bands and arranged by him in well thought out pairings. Allied with Alice’s percussive and inventive piano accompaniment the result was both danceable and listenable music.

A sizeable dancing audience including a number of newcomers to the dance series (some of them beginners) were guided through a very interesting programme of dances by John Brown, whose easy and humorous style of calling put everybody at ease. The dances included a couple of classics – the traditional Cornish Six Hand Reel and Hugh Rippon’s Willow Tree, and:
Boston tea party – 5 couple longways
Fairfield Fancy – Sicilian circle
Country bumpkin – 5 couple longways
Dear John (Mary Panton Strip) – 4 couple longways
Waves of Tory – 5 couple longways
Chapeloise– circle dance
Strip the willow square – 4 couple square
Sicilian swirl – Sicilian circle

A good night!

Johnny Adams and Steve Jones

Hornpipes Workshop with Chris Partington and Johnny Adams 3 November 2018

Our “Moving On” Workshop on Saturday 3 November on the topic of “Hornpipes” was an informative and enjoyable day. Expertly guided by master fiddlers Chris Partington and John Adams – the Sultans of English Hornpipe – we learnt about the origins of the Hornpipe as a tune and how the linked with hornpipe dances.

We went away having learnt a good few new hornpipes (new to us, that is, the tunes themselves dated back to the 18th Century), loads of music and reference material, all on a CD.

Review – Benny Graham at the Ryburn Folk Club 31 October 2018

Benny Graham was on top form at the Ryburn Folk Club at Hallowe’en.

The Club room at the Malthouse was full and Benny gave us two wonderful sets of songs and stories from his native North-East – his wonderful voice just captivated everyone there. We heard songs from the old Tyneside songwriters – Tommy Armstrong, Billy Mitchell, and from the new (Ed Pickford, Johnny Handle), and stories collected from miners and their families. Thank you Benny.

There were a couple of scary ghouls there toooooooo…….


An Independent Folk Development Project in the Ryburn Valley