Mike has not toured for about fifteen years. But has lost non of his wit, enthusiasm on stage presence.
The theatre was full and everyone was rolling in the isles. The tickets were a steal at £15 each, Well worth the cost.
Mike is an acomplished author spanning many years. Here is a list of his books.
|1976||Napoleons Retreat From Wigan||EMI Music Ltd|
|1979||The Unluckiest Man in the World||Robson|
|1979||The Singing Street||Moonraker|
|1979||The Witch That Nicked Christmas|
|1980||Folk Songs of Lancashire||Whitethorn|
|1980||Fur Coat and No Knickers (Play)||Samuel French|
|1980||Barnaby Barnaby Boy Wonder||Robson|
|1980||The 14 lb Budgie||Robson|
|1980||Up The Boo Aye Shooting Pookakis||Savoy|
|1981||The Armchair Anarchist’s Almanac||Robson|
|1981||One Night Stand (Play)|
|1981||Hell Bent (Play)|
|1982||Dead Ernest (Play)|
|1983||Not With A Bang (Play)||Samuel French|
|1984||When The Martians Land in Huddersfield||Robson|
|1985||You Can See The Angel’s Bum, Miss Worswick||Robson|
|1987||Walking The Dales||Michael Joseph|
|1987||Bomber’s Moon||Michael Joseph|
|1988||Cooking One’s Corgi||Robson|
|1989||Footloose in the Himalaya||Michael Joseph|
|1990||Last Tango in Whitby (Play)||Samuel French|
|1992||A Free Man on Sunday (Play)|
|1992||Daddy Edgar’s Pools||Peterloo Poets|
|1992||Walking the Peak and Pennine||Michael Joseph|
|1993||The Virgin of the Discos||Robson|
|1995||Hypnotising the Cat||Robson|
|1995||Buns For The Elephants||Penguin Viking|
|1996||Footloose in the West of Ireland||Michael Joseph|
|1997||Crystal Set Dreams||Peterloo Poets|
|1997||Comfort and Joy (Play)||Samuel French|
|1998||A Little Book of the Green Man||Aurum Press|
|1998||A Little Book of Gargoyles||Aurum Press|
|1998||A Little Book of Stained Glass||Aurum Press|
|1998||A Little Book of Misericords||Aurum Press|
|2005||Yorkshire Transvestite Found Dead On Everest||Hayloft|
|2008||A Little Book of Angels||Aurum Press|
|2008||A Little Book of Devils & Demons||Aurum Press|
|2008||A Little Book of Miracles & Marvels||Aurum Press|
|2008||A Little Book of Tombs & Monuments||Aurum Press|
|2009||Strange Lights over Bexleyheath||Luath Press|
|2009||A Guide to North Country Flies|
At the end of the show we bought some CD's and DVD's of his to replace the well worn tapes we have. Mike did a signing and I managed to have a little chat with him. There was non of this 'sign and move on' stuff you get with some celebrities. No a very approachable person.
Whilst he was signing, he told us about a special picture that is used on the cover of his CD called Bombers Moon. The picture was sent to him and is a picture of the actual bomber that his Father was killed in during the war.
The original picture he has hung up at home.
So we add to that two really nice parties (one my niece's Sons second birthday) on the Saturday and you can see, we had a fun filled weekend!
Go and see Mike Harding if you get chance. He's a laugh a minute, as a comedian, and his serious side is pure quality too.
I for one am very glad that he has decided to tour again and will be eagerly waiting for more tour dates.