Hotpots strike gold with song for Lancashire Day
“Black pudding, black peas, and Blackpool” are to be immortalised in a new song by comedy folk group The Lancashire Hotpots, which will be released on Lancashire Day.
The new single, ‘Lancashire’s For Me’, has been written by the group to help mark the annual celebration of all things Lancastrian, which takes place on November 27.
Group member Dickie Ticker says: “We took to Facebook and Twitter to ask our fans what they loved most about Lancashire and we got loads of responses.
“A lot said how lucky we are to be living in the country’s most beautiful countryside but most said how friendly everyone is in Lancashire, of course.”
The Lancashire Hotpots are a five-piece band whose hits include ‘Chippy Tea’, ‘Mek Us a Brew’ and ‘eBay ‘eck’.
The group is based in St Helen’s but considers Preston its second home: “It’s wonderful that Preston has taken us to its heart; the people are the best part of Lancashire”, says Dicky.
The Hotpots are currently performing across the UK on their ‘50 Shades of Gravy’ tour which will end on Saturday December 12 at the 53 Degrees in Preston.
Dickie says: “Preston will be our last gig of the tour so it will be a big party. We have a big knees up as it’s the last one of the year so we go in all guns blazing.
“It’s going to be a right good northern knees up. You can leave all your inhibitions at the door and as long as you like a good party and the chance to sing along, let your hair down and have a good time, then the Lancashire Hotpot’s concert is for you.”
Lancashire Day commemorates the day on which representatives from the county were sent to Parliament in 1295 for the first time. A range of celebrations are set to take place across Lancashire on Friday November 27.