A LANCASHIRE hot pot will help warm up Glusburn concertgoers this weekend.

Legendary folk and comedy group the Houghton Weavers are across the border to perform at Glusburn Institute.

Previous December visits to the community and arts centre by the long-established band have proved a roaring success.

The Houghton Weavers will play on Saturday December 2 from 7.30pm.

Glusburn Institute spokesman Sarah Golding said: “Ever since cutting their teeth in the local folk clubs of their native North West, the Houghton Weavers have never wavered from their original motto of ‘Keep Folk Smiling’.

“In their time together, the group – comprising Tony Berry, David Littler and Steve Millington – have performed thousands of concerts, recorded over 30 albums, starred in several of their own highly successful BBC radio and TV series, and made countless appearances on other programmes.

“They entertain their audiences with humorous jokes and antidotes and sing ‘popular’ folk songs – from raucous traditional songs to sing-a-long favourites interspersed with some beautiful ballads – all done in their own inimitable style.

“No two evenings in The Houghton Weavers' company are ever the same, thanks to the second half of their act being given over to the audiences’ requests – preferably for their own songs! However this unpredictability can, and invariably does, lead to some interesting results.

“The Houghton Weavers' blend of entertaining folk has ensured that in that time they have enjoyed non-stop success, with a large fan club and a great following at their concerts.

“They can even boast a number one hit in Tasmania with their perennial favourite The Blackpool Belle, a song that also reached number three in New Zealand. “

Call 01535 630223 to book tickets, which cost £12 each.