Live In Concert

Well, after the many years of performing ‘live’ on stage, singing songs and telling wonderful stories of his Lanky roots, the ‘Prince of Comedy’ has finally returned to his natural ‘Kingdom’!

After meeting some of the old ‘Weavers’ fans at the dinners where Norman was ‘Speaking at’ they reminded him how good the nights had been and how much enjoyment his humour and song had given the fans. So, after chatting with his mate Paul Johnston he and Paul decided to get together every so often and return to their ‘roots’ and Norman’s first love – the folk comedy and music of his beloved Lancashire.

Norman Prince was the front-man and leader of the country’s top comedy folk group, The Houghton Weavers, for over 24 years and his humour and tales were a major part of the Weavers success. They starred in 6 of their TV own series ‘Sit Thi Deawn’(each series being of 7 weeks) and it is still the definitive example of North West life in ‘Songs and Humour’! He left the band 14 years ago and is now one of the country’s top ‘after-dinner’ speakers, speaking at venues as far apart as Aberdeen in Scotland, The Dorchester Hotel, London, and the L’Horizon Hotel in St Helier in Jersey.

Paul Johnston was a member of the ‘Legendary’ folk group – The Fivepenny Piece. He currently performs with his own group ‘Cracked Flag’ and, like Norman, has amassed a tremendous knowledge of songs and stories, with the group, over the last 20 years or so. He, like Norman, is a Lancs lad (hailing from Salford) and has been brought up on the sights and sounds of LS Lowry and his ‘Matchstalk Men’!

The combination of their experience and entertainment, gathered over the years, guarantee the audience an evening of fun and laughter unsurpassed in the Theatres of today.

Some of the Venues Norman has performed in:-

Free Trade Hall, Manchester Preston Guild Hall Harrogate Conference Centre
Southport Theatre Buxton Opera House The Grand Theatre, Blackpool
Futurist Theatre, Scarborough And many more suburban theatres