THE Houghton Weavers are back in St Helens to provide some pre-Christmas cheer.

The four likely lads who have been at the forefront of the UK’s folk music scene for more than four decades start their Christmas tour at the Theatre Royal on Monday.

Renowned for their music, humour and audience participation, the shows starts at 7.30pm.

The group said: “It is always nostalgic to come back to the Theatre Royal.

“After we had our first TV series the manager booked us straight away.

“We always enjoy coming back to St Helens because it is so familiar to us and we love the audiences.

“We love this time of year and are really looking forward to entertaining our lovely audiences and getting everyone in just the right mood for Christmas celebrations.”

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