Upcoming …… Mr. Kite Benefits

In 2014, 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.

Please check details in advance as Mr. Kite takes no responsibility for anyone who organises their whole life around a Mr. Kite Benefit which changes! If you're unsure, we suggest that you add yourself to the mailing list to keep updated.


Willie Watson
Saturday September 6th,
2014 to help support
The Extended Family via The International Aid Trust
Night and Day, Manchester
Tickets £10 Advance/£12 Door
Tickets available from the Box Office on 0161-275-2930 or online at Ticketline,  WeGotTickets and See Tickets (plus per ticket booking fee of £1.00)
A founder member of Old Crow Medicine Show, Willie Watson has released his first solo album. Produced by David Rawlings and appearing on Gillian Welch’s Acony Records, 'Folk Singer Vol.1' features ten songs ranging from folk standards to obscure gems. The album spans ten songs from the American folk songbook ranging from standards like 'Midnight Special', 'Mexican Cowboy' and Richard 'Rabbit' Brown’s 'James Alley Blues' to the more obscure, like Memphis Slim’s 12-bar blues, 'Mother Earth,' Gus Cannon and the Jug Stompers’ 'Bring it With You When You Come'.
Rawlings comments "There’s an emotional edge to what he does because of who he is as a human being. Willie is the only one of his generation who can make me forget these songs were ever sung before." And from no less than Ry Cooder - “In the young generation of old-time music makers, I'm putting all my money down on Willie Watson. He handles the instruments just right and sings like a cotton mill hand with no strike benefits. Take a tip from me, you can bet your shirt.”
This is set to be one of those special nights. Get your tickets now.


Roddy Woomble
Support Sorren Maclean
(and Sam Airey at The Trades Club only)
Familiar to many thousands of music fans as the front man in the Scottish rock band Idlewild, Roddy Woomble is also a celebrated solo songwriter and performer whose naturally poetic songwriting and consistent touring have won him many thousands of fans all over the world.
In aid of Music In Prisons

Thursday, September 11th, 2014 - Seated Show
The Met, Bury

Tickets £15
Tickets available from the Box Office on 0161-761-2216
or online via venue (plus per transaction booking fee of £2.50)


and

Friday, September 12th, 2014 - Standing Show
The Trades Club, Hebden Bridge

Tickets £14
Advance/£16 Door
Tickets available by visiting Jumbo Records, calling 0113-245-5570 or online here (plus booking fee and credit card charge)
, See Tickets and WeGotTickets (plus per ticket booking fee of £1.40)


Home Service

Friday September 26th, 2014
in aid of........
The Met, Bury

Tickets £19
Tickets available from the Box Office on 0161-761-2216 or online via venue (plus per transaction booking fee of £2.50)
The reunion of this classic band came about from the discovery of some previously unheard live recordings made by their former sound engineer. These recordings, from the Cambridge Folk Festival in 1986, exhibit a power and commitment that was never fully captured in the studio. The reformed band, in virtually its original lineup, has enjoyed many major gigs and proved to be a thoroughly resounding success with ecstatic ovations from audiences, old and new alike. Expect the same on this night and get your ticket soon to see the outfit voted Best Live Act at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in 2012.


Mary Gauthier
Supported by Ben Glover
Saturday October 4th, 2014 in aid of........
The Met, Bury

Tickets £16
Tickets available from the Box Office on 0161-761-2216 or online via venue (plus per transaction booking fee of £2.50)

Mary Gauthier returns to The Met after a few years absence but arrives with a new record coming out in June. Mary says of this record, "Trouble and Love is my first studio CD since 2010. I co-produced it with Patrick Granado, whose credits include Grammys for a Delbert McClinton record he produced and for a tribute CD to Stephen Foster. Trouble and Love was recorded live to tape in Ricky Skaggs studio outside of Nashville and features the support of my dear friends Darrell Scott, Beth Nielson Chapman, Ashley Cleveland, the McCrary Sisters, and Duane Eddy."


Chuck Prophet and The Mission Express
Support Jonah Tolchin
Saturday October 11th, 2014 in aid of........
The Deaf Institute, Manchester

Tickets £16 Advance/£18 Door
Tickets available from the Box Office on 0161-275-2930 or online at Ticketline (plus per ticket booking fee of £1.75), WeGotTickets and See Tickets (plus per ticket booking fee of £1.60)
Former member of Green on Red, Chuck Prophet returns with his blistering hot band and a new album called 'Night Surfer' to be released in September. Watch out for Jonah Tolchin who is supporting - he'll go far too.


An Evening With Sam Baker
Sunday November 16th, 2014 in aid of........
The Met, Bury

Tickets £16
Tickets available from the Box Office on 0161-761-2216 or online via venue (plus per transaction booking fee of £2.50)
PLEASE NOTE THERE WILL BE NO SUPPORT FOR THIS SHOW
Having first opened for Lucy Kaplansky here in 2007 (resulting in a memorable duet), Sam Baker returns to headline his own show accompanied by Chip Dolan and Carrie Elkin in trio format.


Chatham County Line
Support Mandolin Orange
Entering their second decade as a top class bluegrass ensemble, Chatham County Line elegantly reconcile the past and future, tradition and innovation. North Carolina's finest will be here with a new album, 'Tightrope', tucked under their arms. Don't clown around, put the date in your diary now.
In aid of......

Monday, November 17th, 2014
The Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
Tickets £14
Advance/£16 Door
Tickets available by visiting Jumbo Records, calling 0113-245-5570 or online here (plus booking fee and credit card charge) or online at WeGotTickets, See Tickets, Ticketweb or Luna Tickets (subject to booking fee)


and

Friday,
November 21st, 2014
The Deaf Institute, Manchester

Tickets £14
Advance/£16 Door
Tickets available from the Box Office on 0161-275-2930 or online at Ticketline (plus per ticket booking fee of £1.75), WeGotTickets and
See Tickets (plus per ticket booking fee of £1.40)


Nancy Kerr and The Sweet Visitor Band
Tuesday November 18th, 2014
in aid of........
The Met, Bury

Tickets £16
Tickets available from the Box Office on 0161-761-2216 or online via venue (plus per transaction booking fee of £2.50)
Influential singer-violinist Nancy Kerr launches her eagerly anticipated solo debut, Sweet Visitor. Nancy will be joined on stage by James Fagan (Cara Dillon, The James Bros, and co-winner with Nancy of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for Best Duo) Tom Wright (Albion band, Park Bench Social Club, Eliza Carthy), Tim Yates (Blackbeard’s Tea Party, Albion Band) and Rowan Rheingans (Lady Maisery). Please note that this is a special intimate show in The Studio at The Met which we expect to sell out.


Anaïs Mitchell
Thursday,
November 27th, 2014 in aid of........
The Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
Tickets £14
Advance/£16 Door
Tickets available by visiting Jumbo Records, calling 0113-245-5570 or online here (plus booking fee and credit card charge) or online at WeGotTickets, See Tickets, or Ticketweb (subject to booking fee)
Anaïs Mitchell is first and foremost a storyteller. Hailing from Vermont, she began by recording for Ani Difranco's Righteous Babe Records before starting her own Wilderland label in 2012. Whether you look at her folk opera ('Hadestown' with Justin Vernon of Bon Iver, Ani Difranco, Greg Brown and Ben Knox Miller of Low Anthem) or her album with Jefferson Hamer ('Child Ballads' drawing upon the folk song collector's work), she knows how to tell stories and make them fresh and enthralling for the listener. 


St. Agnes Fountain featuring David Hughes, Chris Leslie (from Fairport Convention), Julie Matthews and Chris While
Wednesday, December 3rd, 2013 in aid of Bury Hospice
Bury Parish Church

Tickets £16
Tickets available from the Box Office on 0161-761-2216 or online via venue (plus per transaction booking fee of £2.50)
Yes, they're back. If we didn't plan this, we wouldn't be forgiven by all those who correctly point out that Christmas starts here.


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