Britain’s premier comedy folk band, The Houghton Weavers, are taking to the stage at the Platform, Morecambe on Friday February 13.
They have been entertaining audiences for more than 39 years with their brand of family friendly anecdotes, jokes and live music.
An English folk music band formed in 1975 in Westhoughton, Bolton, the current band members are David Littler (acoustic guitar, banjo, mandolin, banjo-ukulele, bouzouki, piano accordion and vocals), Steve Millington (bass guitar, keyboards, acoustic guitar, piano accordion and vocals) and Tony Berry (lead vocalist).
David Littler and Tony Berry are both founder members of the band, while Steve Millington joined in 1996.
They sing mainly English folk music, much of it in Lancashire dialect, and demonstrate an eclectic range of song subjects including “The Blackpool Belle”, “Uncle Joe’s Mintballs” and “Matchstalk Men and Matchstalk Cats and Dogs” (a biographical song about the painter L. S. Lowry).
They are best known for their BBC TV show Sit Thi Deawn, a programme which ran for six series across seven years and was a mixture of easy listening music and comedy for a local audience. The group also starred in six of their own series for BBC Radio 2.
The show starts at 7.30pm. Tickets, priced at £12.50, are available from the box office at Morecambe Visitor Information Centre or from the Lancaster Visitor Information Centre on 01524 582803.