Riding the Stang – postponed until further notice!

After consultation with Sue, the Vicar of St Augustines Church in Hedon and, following on from Government advice, I am sad to announce that we have had no option but to postpone the performance of Riding the Stang until later in the year.

Customers who purchased their tickets via the Hull Box Office will receive a full refund. For customers who purchased tickets in person we can either offer a full refund of your ticket or, you can keep hold of it and it will still be valid for when the performance is finally able to go ahead.

Naturally we are disappointed at this outcome but we feel that public safety must come first and we hope you will understand this.

Please keep safe everyone.

Illustration of riding the stang from The Costume of Yorkshire (1814) by George Walker (1781-1856).

”With a ran dan dan, at sign of awd tin can,

As much ageean his ease does – ride stang,

He walloped her, he banged her, he banged her indeed,

He banged her, although she nivver stood i need.”

Riding the Stang is the latest production from the Hull Folk Collective.

It will be performed on Saturday 4th April 2020 at St Augustines Church in Hedon at 7.30pm (doors open 7.00pm).

It is a social history of Hedon and the surrounding villages and features a mix of contemporary narrative, eye witness accounts and newspaper reports along with traditional and self composed folk songs.

The songs will be accompanied on a range of instruments.

Profits from the concert will go towards the Church Restoration Fund. Like a lot of churches, St Augustines is suffering from a leaky roof and this urgently needs repair.

Tickets are available from either the Hull Folk Collective (at our gigs, or message us on Facebook or Twitter) for £5 or online from the Hull Box Office for £5 + booking fee.

A link to the Hull Box Office is below:


Magdalen Fair taken from the show Riding the Stang