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THE HOUGHTON WEAVERS are back on tour this Autumn / Winter and release their new single ‘Wild Mountain Thyme’ on Friday 7th October 2022, taken from their forthcoming album “New World in The Morning” out Friday 14th October

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

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:

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


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

                                            Box Office No:  07981 639 336


Sat 22nd Oct                      MILLOM – Beggar’s Theatre

                                           Box Office No:  01229 775 677


Fri 28th Oct                        PRESTON – Playhouse Theatre

                                            Box Office No:  01772 252 288


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

                                             Box Office No:  01253 794 221


Sat 12th Nov                      GRANGE OVER SANDS – Victoria Hall

                                            Box Office No:  01539 532 375


Thurs 17th Nov                   SOUTHPORT – Salvation Army Church & Community Hall

                                             (Afternoon Show @ 1.30pm)


Fri 18th Nov                        KNUTSFORD – St John’s Church

                                             Box Office No:  0345 833 8431


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


Thurs 1st Dec                     SETTLE – Victoria Hall

                                            Box Office No: 01729 825 718


Fri 2nd Dec                         STOCKPORT – West Heaton Tennis Club

                                            Box Office No: 07771 606 071


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

                                             Box Office No:  07808 271 671


Tues 13th Dec                    WIRRAL, PORT SUNLIGHT – Gladstone Theatre

                                            Box Office No:  0151 643 8757


Thurs 15th Dec                  BARNOLDSWICK – Music & Arts Centre

                                            Box Office No:  07712 628 366 or 01282 813 374


Fri 16th Dec                        WARRINGTON – Pyramid Theatre

                                             Box Office No:  01925 442 345


Sat 17th Dec                      BUXTON – Pavilion Arts Centre

                                           Box Office No: 01298 72190


Tues 20th Dec                   MORECAMBE – Platform Theatre

                                           Box Office No: 01524 582 803


Wed 21st Dec                   BOLTON – Bolton Little Theatre

                                           Box Office No: 01204 524 469


Fri 23rd Dec                      MIDDLETON – St Michael’s Church

                                          Box Office No:  0161 375 1876


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

                                           Box Office No: 01257 264 362

   www.ticketsource.co.uk/chorleytheatre/the-houghton-weavers/2022-12-29/14:30/t-yrljgo and www.ticketsource.co.uk/chorleytheatre/the-houghton-weavers/2022-12-29/19:30/t-argxyr

Fri 30th Dec                       ULVERSTON – The Coro Hall

                                           Box Office No:   01229 588 994


For more information on THE HOUGHTON WEAVERS,  please check out the following links:

Website – houghtonweavers.com

Facebook – www.facebook.com/HoughtonWeavers

Twitter – twitter.com/houghtonweavers

You Tube Channel – www.youtube.com/channel/UC-68E1tzB-a2mexBWTDX_xA

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