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THE HOUGHTON WEAVERS are back on tour this Autumn / Winter & coming to SOUTHPORT

The Houghton Weavers have been entertaining folk for 47 years with their unique blend of popular folk music, humour and audience participation and they announce their annual forthcoming Autumn / Winter 2022 UK Tour. They will be playing the Leyland Road Conference Centre on Saturday 10th December.

The North West’s leading comedy / folk group will visit towns and cities such as Colwyn Bay, Morecambe, Darwen, Warrington, Preston, Bolton, Middleton, Lytham St Anne’s, Blackpool, Buxton and Ulverston.

To coincide with their UK Tour, they release their brand-new single, ‘Wild Mountain Thyme’ on Friday 7th October, taken from their forthcoming album ‘New World in the Morning’ due out on Friday 14th October.

To us, this traditional Scottish Folk Song depicts the love that Queen Elizabeth II had for the beautiful Scottish Highlands. It could almost be a signature to her love and time spent north of the border. It’s such a poignant and beautiful traditional song and it seems a perfect track as our tribute to the passing of Queen Elizabeth II.

Having been working on the album for almost 2 years, through covid and into the summer of 2022, It’s a mixture of self-penned and traditional songs as well as some very well-known folk covers. We have used various session musicians including Ken Nichol of Steeleye Span and the wonderful country folk guitarist Pete Frampton. The album has that Weavers comedy element but is brought back down to earth with some beautifully poignant trad folk songs.

We are dedicating this album to our late Tony Berry who sadly passed away in 2019.”

The Houghton Weavers have been entertaining folk up and down the country and promise a fun-packed, sing-along family show with great music and funny stories galore! There will be plenty of laughter and the old familiar songs like the Blackpool Belle, Matchstalk Men and Wild Rover mixed together with some new songs, and festive perennial favourites on the Christmas Tour like Let It Snow, Bless Your Whiskers and White Christmas.

Learning their craft in the folk clubs of their native North West, the group have never wavered from their original motto of “Keep Folk Smiling”.

Steve Millington, David Littler and Jim Berry entertain their audiences in a show of charming fun, humorous jokes, and anecdotes, together with plenty of music, varying from raucous traditional and popular Folk Songs to sing-along favourites, with beautiful ballads and original pieces included throughout. Their wide and varied repertoire, alongside their unique and well-known style ensures that no two shows in the company of The Houghton Weavers are ever the same.

The band continue their non-stop success with a packed schedule of theatres and other venues, also hosting two residential weekends a year. With a large and active fan club, and growing social media following, The Houghton Weavers enjoy entertaining those young and old in a show designed for all the family to enjoy.

In their time together, the band have performed thousands of concerts, recorded over 30 albums and starred in several of their own highly successful BBC radio and TV series and made countless appearances on other programmes. They guarantee a wonderful afternoon / evening of entertainment and their experience – together with their style and professionalism – ensures that, as their motto says, they always “Keep Folk Smiling”.

THE HOUGHTON WEAVERS – Autumn / Winter 2022 UK Tour Dates include:

Sat 24th Sept COLWYN BAY – Theatre Colwyn

Box Office No: 01492 556 677

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Sun 2nd Oct BACUP – The Circle (Afternoon Show)

Box Office No: 01706 875 819

Fri 7-Sun 9th Oct BUXTON – Palace Hotel & Spa (Fun with Folk Weekend)

Box Office No: 07808 271 671

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Thurs 20th Oct ELLESMERE PORT – The Hungry Horse Folk Club

Box Office No: 07981 639 336

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Sat 22nd Oct MILLOM – Beggar’s Theatre

Box Office No: 01229 775 677

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Fri 28th Oct PRESTON – Playhouse Theatre

Box Office No: 01772 252 288

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Fri 11th Nov LYTHAM ST ANNE’s – Lowther Pavilion

Box Office No: 01253 794 221

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Sat 12th Nov GRANGE OVER SANDS – Victoria Hall

Box Office No: 01539 532 375

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Fri 18th Nov KNUTSFORD – St John’s Church

Box Office No: 0345 833 8431

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Sat 19th Nov LEICESTER, ELMSTHORPE – Village Hall

Box Office No: 01455 843 382 or 01455 846 203

Sat 26th Nov DARWEN – Library Theatre

Box Office No: 01254 706 006

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Thurs 1st Dec SETTLE – Victoria Hall

Box Office No: 01729 825 718

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Fri 2nd Dec STOCKPORT – West Heaton Tennis Club

Box Office No: 07771 606 071

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Wed 7th-Fri 9th Dec BLACKPOOL – Imperial Hotel (Keep Folk Smiling Event)

Box Office No: 07808 271 671

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Sat 10th Dec SOUTHPORT – Leyland Road Conference Centre

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Tues 13th Dec WIRRAL, PORT SUNLIGHT – Gladstone Theatre

Box Office No: 0151 643 8757

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Thurs 15th Dec BARNOLDSWICK – Music & Arts Centre

Box Office No: 07712 628 366 or 01282 813 374

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Fri 16th Dec WARRINGTON – Pyramid Theatre

Box Office No: 01925 442 345

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Sat 17th Dec BUXTON – Pavilion Arts Centre

Box Office No: 01298 72190

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Tues 20th Dec MORECAMBE – Platform Theatre

Box Office No: 01524 582 803

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Wed 21st Dec BOLTON – Bolton Little Theatre

Box Office No: 01204 524 469

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Fri 23rd Dec MIDDLETON – St Michael’s Church

Box Office No: 0161 375 1876

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Thurs 29th Dec CHORLEY – Theatre (Matinee & Evening shows)

Box Office No: 01257 264 362

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Fri 30th Dec ULVERSTON – The Coro Hall

Box Office No: 01229 588 994

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