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The Houghton Weavers Coming to Southport and Wirral

THE HOUGHTON WEAVERS coming to play SOUTHPORT – Leyland Road Conference Centre on Saturday 10th December and WIRRAL (Port Sunlight) – Gladstone Theatre on Tuesday 13th December 2022.  Having recently released their brand-new single ‘Wild Mountain Thyme’ on Friday 7th October (see attached), as well as their new album ‘New World in The Morning’ on Friday 14th October. Please also find attached an image of the band plus their Autumn / Winter 2022 UK Tour Dates information too (see below).

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THE HOUGHTON WEAVERS play SOUTHPORT – Leyland Road Conference Centre on Saturday 10th December and WIRRAL (Port Sunlight) – Gladstone Theatre on Tuesday 13th December 2022.

 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 Stockport, Settle, 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 10th Dec                      SOUTHPORT – Leyland Road Conference Centre

Website – https://houghtonweavers.com/concert-dates/

 Tues 13th Dec                    WIRRAL, PORT SUNLIGHT – Gladstone Theatre

                                          Box Office No:  0151 643 8757

Website – https://gladstonetheatre.org.uk/events/the-houghton-weavers-2022/

Thurs 15th Dec                   BARNOLDSWICK – Music & Arts Centre

Box Office No:  07712 628 366 or 01282 813 374

Website – https://www.barnoldswickmusicandartscentre.com/the-houghton-weavers-2

Fri 16th Dec                        WARRINGTON – Pyramid Theatre

Box Office No:  01925 442 345

Website – https://pyramid.culturewarrington.org/whats-on/the-houghton-weavers/

Sat 17th Dec                      BUXTON – Pavilion Arts Centre

Box Office No: 01298 72190

Website – https://buxtonoperahouse.org.uk/event/houghton-weavers-christmas-concert-2022#dates-and-times

Tues 20th Dec                    MORECAMBE – Platform Theatre

Box Office No: 01524 582 803

Website – https://uk.patronbase.com/_ThePlatform/Sections/Choose?prod_id=HOWE&perf_id=1

Wed 21st Dec                     BOLTON – Bolton Little Theatre

Box Office No: 01204 524 469

Website – https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/boltonlittletheatre/christmas-with-the-houghton-weavers/e-pyxmam

Fri 23rd Dec                       MIDDLETON – St Michael’s Church

Box Office No:  0161 375 1876

Website – https://www.middletonband.com/

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

Box Office No: 01257 264 362

Website – https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/chorleytheatre/the-houghton-weavers/2022-12-29/14:30/t-yrljgo

and https://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

Website – https://www.thecoro.co.uk/whats-on

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

Website – https://houghtonweavers.com/

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/HoughtonWeavers/

Twitter – https://twitter.com/houghtonweavers

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

 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON THE HOUGHTON WEAVERS, INCLUDING INTERVIEW REQUESTS AND IMAGES,  PLEASE CONTACT:

Maria Philippou @ M P Promotions – Email: maria@mppromotions.co.uk – Mobile: 07801 191784 / Office No: 0161 494 7934