RENOWNED folk group The Houghton Weavers are helping bring the Christmas cheer to Warrington with their festive tour.

The group, who have been going for 45 years, is starting its north west Christmas tour and is appearing at the Pyramid Arts Centre on Friday, December 10.

“We are so looking forward to meeting our local fans again after not having a Christmas tour last year because of lockdown,” said Steve Millington, who grew up in Thelwall.

The Weavers also include David Littler and Jim Berry, brother of long time Weavers’ singer Tony Berry, who sadly died from cancer in 2019.

They are joined on this tour by Tony Johnston of the Fivepenny Piece who brings his own brand of music and humour.

The Weavers did their first tour since lockdown during September and were delighted to see their fans again and to spread the happiness and warmth for which they’re well-known.

Steve, a former Lymm High School student, added: “Like everyone else, we’re looking forward to Christmas and all the family and friends getting together and enjoying themselves."

“Our audiences love Christmas and they love a singalong so we’ll be doing all the usual festive favourites like Let it Snow plus others that people love like 'Bless Your Whiskers Father Christmas'.

“We have never taken ourselves too seriously. We just offer a good old sing-along, humour and fun for all the family."

The group are also also working on a new album.

For tickets, call the Pyramid Theatre box-office on 01925 442345.