PREPARE for a weekend of folk music with The Houghton Weavers and The Old Tire Swingers.
The Square Chapel Centre for the Arts opposite Halifax railway station hosts two top folk bands.
Tomorrow at 7.30pm Britain's premier comedy folk band, The Houghton Weavers, bring their Northern charm to Halifax.
Famous for their successful and long running TV show Sit Thee Deawn and their wide reaching hit The Blackpool Belle, as their motto suggests the Weavers have been ‘keeping folk smiling’ for 35 years now.
With their family friendly anecdotes, jokes, live music and down to earth charm, they guarantee a friendly and welcoming atmosphere where audience participation is greatly encouraged.
The Chapel’s second helping of folk music is on Sunday at 7.30pm with California band, The Old Tire Swingers (pictured left).
Influenced by Appalachian string bands as well as their own Central California roots, these guys play a style that sits somewhere between bluegrass, old time and country.
When Paul Chesterton first heard bluegrass music back in 2003 he fell in love with the banjo.
After spending the past couple of years focusing on the clawhammer style of banjo playing and writing songs, Paul decided to start an old time string band. Joined by long time friends, Nick Kennedy on guitar, Frick Dau on upright bass and Nathaniel Felon on mandolin, The Old Tire Swingers were formed.
In a typical Old Tire Swingers set, listeners will hear both traditional and original songs.
Although much of the songs the band plays are hard driving old time music, fans of bluegrass, country, folk and Americana are sure to find it fascinating. Box office on 01422 349422 for tickets.