Ryburn 3 Step

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Ryburn 3 Step is a folk development organisation promoting traditional song, music and dance in the Ryburn Valley, near Halifax, West Yorkshire, England.

Next Event

Sat 20 Apr, 2024

Barn Dance at Waring Green Community Centre with The BandAnglo Quartet

With The BandAnglo Quartet, Keith Kendrick's dance band with concertinas, piano and banjo. Pete and Sue Coe calling.

Waring Green Community Centre
Marion St

8.00pm - 11.00pm

Admission: £10 (£5 for those in full-time education)

Regular Events

  • Monthly, 2nd Tuesday: Folk Club sing, say or play. All welcome. No fixed charge but voluntary donations encouraged.
  • Monthly, 4th Tuesday: Folk Club guest nights.
  • Weekly, Monday 8pm: tune session at The Old Bridge Inn, Ripponden.
  • Weekly, Wednesday: Ryburn Longsword practice at Ripponden Community Centre. See Longsword page for details and contact information.
See events page for details of Folk Club, Ryburn ceilidhs and other events.

Ryburn 3 Step News

Chris Coe

Chris Coe, who died in December 2023, was a founder member of Ryburn 3 Step, singer, instrumentalist, dancer, teacher and artist, awarded a Gold Badge by the English Folk Dance & Song Society for her national and international services to folk music.

She was at the core of many of Ryburn 3 Step's activities for many years.

Sessions at 103 Oldham Rd, Ripponden HX6 4EB

This venue helped establish the Ryburn 3 Step organisation enabling a variety of dance, instrumental & song sessions. From September, Pete & Sue wish to revive singing & playing sessions in the shop.

SINGING OUT will feature a wide variety of traditional songs. Following the singing group led by Chris Coe, these sessions won’t be a ‘Folk Choir’ but choruses, harmonies & accompaniments are options. Dates tbc

PLAYING UP will be sessions of country dance tunes for melody & accompanying instruments, tunes learned by ear, with some help from notation. Dates tbc.

It is hoped that the singing & playing participants will feed into supporting & contributing to both the folk club & barn dances. Where requested we can call on additional vocal & instrumental skills within Ryburn 3 Step & our contacts further afield.

We can also present House Concerts at 103 where artists are on tour but with limited dates available.

Pete has been a professional folk musician for over 50 years, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, dance musician & caller with considerable teaching experience at festivals & university. Pete & Sue have a substantial sound & print library available as resources with facilities for providing print & sound copies.

For more information contact Pete & Sue Coe
Email pete@petecoe.co.uk
Phone 01422 822569