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.

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John Tams and Barry Coope
Saturday February 28th, 2015 in aid of Springhill Hospice
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)
John Tams was described by Mojo as "one of the ultimate British songwriters" and has had a career spanning four decades in every medium. A member of the Albion Band and Home Service, he's also at home with long time collaborator Barry Coope of Coope, Boyes and Simpson. If you don't recall those, you may know him for his work at the National Theatre or as Rifleman Daniel Hagman alongside Sean Bean in the Sharpe television series. The multi-talented John Tams has found time between his efforts with the stage version of 'War Horse' by Michael Morpurgo to appear at The Met with Barry Coope. Don't hang around as the tickets are moving briskly.


Kris Drever and
Boo Hewerdine
Thursday April 23rd, 2015 in aid of.......
The Met, Bury

Tickets £14
Tickets available from the Box Office on 0161-761-2216 or online via venue (plus per transaction booking fee of £2.50)
Two of the nations busiest and most in demand songwriter – guitarists, label mates and musical friends are touring together as a duo for the very first time.


I'm With Her Tour featuring Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz and Aoife O'Donovan
Saturday April 25th,
2015 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)
Three of the finest young bluegrass talents on the planet appearing together - what's not to like?


Phil Beer
Sunday May 3rd,
2015 in aid of
The Island Trust
Fox Lane Sports and Social Club, Leyland
Tickets £14 Advance/£16 Door
Tickets available from the Box Office on 0161-761-2216 or online (plus per transaction booking fee of £2.50), WeGotTickets and See Tickets (plus per ticket booking fee of £1.40)
Phil Beer is the multi-instrumental half of the West Country's award winning acoustic duo, Show of Hands, described as a true craftsman, a master musician and consummate performer.


Cahalen Morrison and Eli West
Sunday May 10th, 2015 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 or online (plus per transaction booking fee of £2.50), WeGotTickets and See Tickets (plus per ticket booking fee of £1.40)
When Cahalen and Eli released their stunning debut album, 'The Holy Coming of The Storm', it met with instantaneous reaction on both sides of the Atlantic. Bob Harris invited them to record a session for his BBC Radio 2 show, saying their music was “quite extraordinary”, and Mary Ann Kennedy recorded a studio session for BBC Radio 3’s World on 3 as well. Fellow musicians, Tim O'Brien and Chris Wood heaped praise on them too. Safe to say, this will be a top quality night of bluegrass.


An Evening With Slaid Cleaves
Thursday June 4th, 2015 in aid of.......
Fox Lane Sports and Social Club, Leyland
Tickets £14 Advance/£16 Door
Tickets available from the Box Office on 0161-761-2216 or online (plus per transaction booking fee of £2.50), WeGotTickets and See Tickets (plus per ticket booking fee of £1.40)
Having spent most of his early years in Maine, 1991 saw Slaid Cleaves move to Austin in Texas as the area became a hot bed of song writing. The following year, he was a winner of the prestigious New Folk competition at the Kerrville Folk Festival - a coveted award previously given to such artists as Nanci Griffith, Robert Earl Keen and Steve Earle. In 2000, Cleaves had an Americana charts hit with his album 'Broke Down' - the title track was co-written with his childhood friend Rod Picott. Since then, he's released a series of acclaimed albums and this is a welcome return to appear at one of our benefits.

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