Upcoming …… Mr. Kite Benefits

In 2015, plenty more Mr Kite Benefits to come......some of the benefits below need their details confirmed. These will be added to the website as they become clear. Meanwhile, you can get hold of tickets as indicated below. If you'd like to hear music from some of these artists, listen to our Our Spotify Playlist.

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Ryley Walker with Danny Thompson

Supported by Meg Baird
to help support The Extended Family via The International Aid Trust
Singer-songwriter Ryley Walker plays guitar (a Guild D-35) like Bert Jansch and sings like Tim Buckley. Still only in his mid-twenties, he’s going to be a major figure, as the rave reviews for his second album, ‘Primrose Green’ attest. For this unmissable date, Walker is joined by the revered double-bassist Danny Thompson, who of course performed with both Bert Jansch (in Pentangle) and Tim Buckley, as well as with Nick Drake, John Martyn and many more, helping to create the lyrical, folk-jazz style that so influenced Ryley Walker close to half a century later. As duos go, it’s a unique marriage made in heaven.
Wednesday February 24th, 2016
The Grand, Clitheroe
Tickets £14.50
Tickets available from the Box Office on 01200-421599 or online via venue (plus per transaction booking fee of £1.50) or online at Ticketline (plus per ticket booking fee of £1.50)

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Friday February 26th, 2016
The Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

Tickets £14.50 Advance/£16.50 Door
Tickets available by visiting Jumbo Records, calling 0113-245-5570 or online here (plus booking fee and credit card charge) or online at
Ticketline (plus per ticket booking fee of £1.50) and See Tickets, WeGotTickets (plus per ticket booking fee of £1.45)


Where My Wellies Take Me

Sunday March 20th, 2016
in aid of Farms for City Children
The Lowry, Salford Quays
PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A MATINEE PERFORMANCE AT 2pm
Tickets £22 (£17 for children)
Tickets available from the Box Office on 0843-208-6000
or online via venue (plus per ticket booking fee of £2.00)
Based on Clare and Michael Morpurgo's book, 'Where My Wellies Take Me...' follows Pippa, its 8 year old heroine, on a May Day ramble through local woods, farms and fields. A celebration of nature and the English countryside, it interweaves poems and songs that evoke the seasons and animals with Pippa's lively comment about the people and places that she finds wherever her wellies take her.
A performance in words and music from Michael Morpurgo with Natalie Walter and Voices at The Door (Coope, Boyes and Simpson with Jo Freya, Fi Fraser and Georgina Boyes).


Kris Drever

Supported by Siobhan Wilson
Saturday March 26th, 2016 in aid of.......
Ramsbottom Civic Hall

Tickets £13
Tickets available from the Box Office on 0161-761-2216 or online via venue (plus per transaction booking fee of £2.50)
Kris Drever celebrates his first decade as an acclaimed solo artist and songwriter with a new studio album and tour, 'If Wishes Were Horses', released by Reveal Records in Spring 2016. The album is his first for six years (during which time his band, Lau, have established themselves as the most widely acclaimed and musically progressive trio in British folk music).


Diana Jones
Sunday April 17th, 2016 in aid of.......
Fox Lane Sports and Social Club, Leyland
Tickets £13 Advance/£15 Door
Tickets available from the Box Office on 0161-761-2216
and online (plus per transaction booking fee of £2.50) or online at See Tickets,  WeGotTickets (plus per ticket booking fee of £1.30)
In the last decade, singer-songwriter Diana Jones has brought her unique and original style of Appalachian singing and songwriting to devoted audiences on concert stages from Nashville to Amsterdam. Following four critically acclaimed recordings, she is returning with a new live double record (released in February 2016) which includes old favourites and some new material which, as with her mesmerising live performance, should keep everyone happy.


Richmond Fontaine
Supported by Fernando
Friday April 22nd, 2016 in aid of.......
The Deaf Institute, Manchester
Tickets £17 Advance/£19 Door
Tickets available from the Ticketline Box Office on 0844-888-9991 or online at See Tickets,  WeGotTickets (plus per ticket booking fee of £1.70) and Ticketline (plus per ticket booking fee of £1.70 and delivery charge)
Richmond Fontaine rose to fame in 2004 off the back of their 5th album, 'Post To Wire', which went on to sell over 20,000 copies and earned them Album of the Month in Uncut magazine. Having spent some time on their parallel country soul project, The Delines, they're back in the UK to reveal the treasure trove release that is the tenth studio album by the kings of literate rock, Richmond Fontaine's 'You Can't Go Back If There's Nothing To Go Back To'.

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