Still weaving those fabulous folk tales

Folk favourites The Houghton Weavers return to their home ground of Preston Guild Hall 
tomorrow night for a typical evening of songs, anecdotes and audience participation.

By The Newsroom
Friday, 3rd May 2013, 3:00 pm
Houghton Weavers
Houghton Weavers

The trio, whose founder member David Littler lives in Ingol in Preston, shot to fame in the 1970s with their own prime time Granada TV show, Sit Thi Deawn.

First formed back in 1975, they got their break on BBC TV talent show, We’ll Call You.

They signed to EMI and now, incredibly, in their 37th year, they have an amazing 30 albums and three DVDS under their belts and have starred countless times on TV and radio.

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Their shows are renowned throughout the North as a great family fun night out.

The Weavers attract a dedicated following of fans who attend many shows, and know many of them by name. Their rapport with their audience is legendary with some great banter passing to and fro.

Expect some great folk standards, lots of tall tales – and plenty of laughs.

The Weavers motto is “Keep folk smiling” and they usually live up to it – which explains why the band are booked solid all the way through until July next year!

Tickets to the Guild Hall show are £15 with £2 off for concessions and they are available from the box office on 0845 344 2012 or 0844 844 7714 or online at