A NORTH Yorkshire town is set to see the North-West's favourite folk group this month as they get back on tour.

The Houghton Weavers are set to be visiting Northallerton this September as part of their new tour.

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Fans will be able to welcome the group back on Saturday, September 11 at the Forum and will also be able to hear new songs written during lockdown.

Steve Millington and David Littler along with Jim Berry, will also be joined on tour as usual by Tony Johnston of the Fivepenny Piece.

Steve Millington said: "It was difficult, but we managed to get together whenever we could during lockdown to write these new songs.

“They include sea shanties, which are very popular currently, and another nautical song Tall Ships which David Littler wrote.

“This is all for a new album to be called New World in the Morning. That’s taken from the Roger Whittaker song, which is also included, but we felt the title was just right for now.”

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Jim's brother and longtime Weavers' stalwart Tony Berry, who sadly died from Cancer in 2019, is set to be remembered in their shows.

Steve added: "He’s with us every day, every minute, he was our musical brother and we miss him greatly.

"We’re delighted to be returning to Northallerton. It’s great to meet our Yorkshire fans again, we’ve missed them."


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