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.


An Evening With Sam Baker
Sunday November 16th, 2014 in aid of
Act 4 Africa
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. He is a man of few words. Always beautifully chosen, and fully wrought. Words placed like plants and objects in a Zen Garden. His website is stark: white, black, sepia, and shades of grey. Baker turned inward, to relearn the use of his body and brain after a Peruvian train bombing almost killed him in 1986.
This has put a special perspective on life for him. As he says "Life is a gift. I went through a lot of bitterness - a lot of anger. But those things are toxic. Gratitude for what remains is more helpful than resentment for what was lost. Ultimately, I came to understand that these days are wicked short and terribly beautiful. All Iíve gotóno matter what I hold in my hands, drive around in, or put in the bank,- all Iíve got is this one breath, and if Iím lucky, I get another.Ē You'll sense that here's man who wants to use every minute for something of beauty and you'll see that in what others say about him...can't really disagree with anything said here:

"An artist worth waiting for" - NPR All Things Considered
"The Bard of the Workaday World" - Wall Street Journal
"Every composition has the inescapable ring of life and death" - New Yorker
"One of the finest of the modern-day veteran Texas troubadours" - American Songwriter (4 stars)
"He takes fragments of poems and hymns and discarded memories and weaves 'em together." - NPR Here and Now
"[Sam Baker] extracts extraordinarily evocative ballads from the minutia of ordinary life" - Austin Chronicle
"Sepia-toned poetry for the dusty downtrodden" - Austin Monthly


Chatham County Line
Supported by 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 (Blackbeardís 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.


AnaÔs Mitchell
Supported by This is the Kit
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)
AnaÔs 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, 2014 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.


Oh Susanna
Supported by Jim Bryson
Saturday January 31st,
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 £1.30)
It's been 14 years since she appeared at one of our benefits but what's a few years between friends - welcome back!



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 Ė guitarists, label mates and musical friends are touring together as a duo for the very first time.

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