Houghton Weavers to perform in Padiham

Houghton Weavers
Houghton Weavers

The UK’s premier comedy/folk group, The Houghton Weavers, are bringing their delightful style of song and humour to Padiham.

The trio will be appearing at Padiham Unitarian Chapel on Saturday at 7-30 pm.

Formed in 1975, The Houghton Weavers made their television debut on the BBC’s talent show “We’ll Call You”.

So successful were they that, within a couple of months they were given their own show “Sit Thi Deawn” which continued for six series over seven years and had the highest viewing figures for any regional TV programme.

An album deal with EMI found the Weavers recording at the famous Abbey Road Studios and now more than 24 albums bear their name, many of which have been re-released and are still major sellers, Their perennial favourite “The Blackpool Belle” was a number one hit in Tasmania and a number 3 hit in New Zealand.

Admission for this not-to-be-missed show, which is the third concert in the chapel’s Musical Extravaganza series, is £8 including refreshments.

Donations will be given at the end of the series to North West Air Ambulance and the Children’s Heart Surgery Fund.