Ryburn 3 Step

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Ryburn Three Step is an independent folk development project which organises a range of regular activities and special events. It is located in the Ryburn Valley, West Yorkshire, England, where the Ryburn flows through Rishworth, Ripponden, Triangle, and on to Sowerby Bridge, there joining the River Calder.

We are a group of amateur, semi-professional and professional folk musicians living in the valley and we called our project 'Three Step' because it covers Song, Music and Dance. We promote a variety of activities within the area including a regular programme of dances, pub sessions, workshop weekends, a longsword team, a mummers team, two stepdance groups, folk days and a monthly series of folksong nights.

Recent new activities include:

  • our own monthly radio show - click here to find out more
  • a concert party for local organisations - contact us for information

    We are also active in promoting folk arts in the schools, both in and beyond the region.

    You can join us as an audience member, or as a participant. The links down the left hand side of the page will guide you to our activities and if you see something you fancy checking out, there's a way to contact us to find out more.

    If you want to lurk around a bit and 'test the water' then join our discussion group and see what's going on. You can find what people are up to and if there's something that interests yoiu, ask a question. We'll be pleased to guide you into the project to do what you feel matches your interests and skills.


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