Upcoming …… Mr. Kite Benefits

In 2016, 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
Supported by Holly Macve
Tuesday August 2nd, 2016 in aid of
Children Change Columbia
The Trades Club, Hebden Bridge - STANDING SHOW
Tickets £16.50 Advance/£18.50 Door
Tickets available by visiting Jumbo Records, calling 0113-245-5570 or online here (plus booking fee and credit card charge) or online at See Tickets, WeGotTickets (plus per ticket booking fee of £1.65) and Ticketline (plus per ticket booking fee of £1.65 and delivery charge)

Originally billed as appearing with
Danny Thompson, we're sorry to advise that Danny is reluctantly unable to appear on doctor's orders. However, we are delighted to announce that Ryley will now be performing as his long-standing trio offering up an advance preview of his latest album 'Golden Sings That Have Been Sung' (out August 19) plus works from his previous acclaimed albums.
Singer-songwriter Ryley Walker plays guitar like Bert Jansch and sings like Tim Buckley, yet has a musical style that’s all his own. Still only in his mid-twenties, he’s well on his way to becoming a major artist, as the rave reviews for his live performances and his last album, 'Primrose Green', attest. Indeed the album made Uncut Magazine’s Top 10 Albums of 2015. Performing to packed venues back in February, expect a memorable night of beautiful music from one of modern American folk’s most acclaimed artists.
Support from Brighton-based singer songwriter Holly Macve. Her lyrical songs and hauntingly beautiful voice brought her to the attention of John Grant who she will be joining on tour later this year. Recently signed to Bella Union, she is currently writing and recording her debut album with Lantern On The Lakes’ Paul Gregory.
Advance booking strongly advised. All original tickets remain valid and refunds are available from the original point of purchase for those disappointed at Danny's non-appearance.



Roddy Woomble and Band - ‘My Secret is my Silence’ 10 year Anniversary Tour
Saturday September 17th, 2016 in aid of Refugee Council
The Wardrobe, Leeds (previously advertised at The Brudenell Social Club, Leeds, original tickets remain valid)

Tickets £15 Advance/£17 Door
Tickets available by visiting Jumbo Records, calling 0113-245-5570 or online here (plus booking fee and credit card charge) or online at See Tickets and WeGotTickets (plus per ticket booking fee of £1.50)
Roddy will be celebrating the 10 year anniversary of his debut solo album ‘My Secret is my Silence’ with this special UK tour. The album debuted at number 1 in the UK folk charts back in 2006 and was highly praised with a 5* review in the Sunday Times. It was through word of mouth though that the album became something of a ‘cult classic’. Naturally, the album will feature in the night's show alongside some of his other work.
‘…I’m really excited to play through My secret is my Silence with the band - I always view songs as evolving things, so it’ll be interesting to see how they sound on stage 10 years later - the last time some of these songs were sung was the day they were recorded’ - Roddy Woomble


Boo Hewerdine - 'Swimming In Mercury' Tour
Special Guest Dan Whitehouse
Saturday October 1st, 2016 in aid of.......

Ramsbottom Civic Hall
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 acclaimed English songwriters and label mates touring together for the first time, both with new albums (released leading into the Autumn tour). Come down and soak up the new material from both these artists.



Richmond Fontaine - Farewell Tour
Supported by Peter Bruntnell
More support from Jerry Joseph
Monday October 17th, 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. 'You Can't Go Back If There's Nothing To Go Back To', their last record was announced as a final recording and this is one of their last planned shows on a farewell tour. Come down and wave them off!


Sara Watkins
Friday November 4th, 2016 in aid of.......

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)
“This is a break-up album with myself...” says Sara Watkins of her third solo record, 'Young in All the Wrong Ways'. Writing and recording these ten intensely soul-baring songs was a means for her to process and mark the last couple years, which have been transformative. Come along to hear Sara presenting her exciting new, heart on sleeve, album.


Heidi Talbot
Sunday November 6th, 2016 in aid of.......

The Met, Bury
Tickets £17
Tickets available from the Box Office on 0161-761-2216 or online via venue (plus per transaction booking fee of £2.50)
Heidi Talbot was born in Ireland, then, became a folk star in the USA as a member of the Irish American band Cherish the Ladies. She now lives in Scotland where she is married to the celebrated fiddler and multi-instrumentalist John McCusker. With a background like that, it's hardly surprising she should develop a style that switches easily between Celtic and Americana, but subtlety is Talbot’s magic ingredient. That special mix of talent has led her to share the stage and record with Eddi Reader, Idlewild, Mark Knopfler, King Creosote, Tim O'Brien and Jerry Douglas. Get yourself along for a special night.



Sarah Jarosz
Wednesday November 16th, 2016 in aid of.......

The Met, Bury
Tickets £17
Tickets available from the Box Office on 0161-761-2216 or online via venue (plus per transaction booking fee of £2.50)
Sarah Jarosz returns with her new album, 'Undercurrent', ready to be paraded in all its glory. It's the fourth album from this acclaimed GRAMMY nominated singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist and will help to heap up the praise for her music. 

 
Martin Carthy and Peggy Seeger
Fri
day November 19th, 2016 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)
If you were asked to name the most influential folk music families on the two sides of the Atlantic, the names Carthy and Seeger would not be far from your mind. For many years, Martin Carthy has been at the forefront of the folk scene on this side of the Atlantic alongside wife, Norma Waterson, and daughter, Eliza Carthy. He was named Folk Singer of the Year at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in 2002, and again in 2005 when he also won the award for Best Traditional Track for 'Famous Flower of Serving Men'.
Across the water, daughter to avant-garde composer Ruth Crawford Seeger, Peggy Seeger and her relatives Pete Seeger and Mike Seeger have blazed a similar folk path in the US but she is often remembered on this side of the water for her marriage to Lancastrian folk musician, Ewan MacColl. He wrote 'First Time Ever I Saw Your Face' for her and they had three children. This is a very rare opportunity to capture these two iconic artists playing solo and together.


St. Agnes Fountain featuring David Hughes, Chris Leslie (from Fairport Convention), Julie Matthews and Chris While
Monday December 5th, 2016 in aid of Bury Hospice
The Met, Bury

Tickets £18
Tickets available from the Box Office on 0161-761-2216 or online via venue (plus per transaction booking fee of £2.50)
St Agnes Fountain come together for one month a year with the Christmas Tour each December. Performing 'rhythmed-up' carols and Christmas music, interspersed with laughter and spoken word; they begin their 16th tour this year and arrive at The Met on December 5th bringing their brand new studio album, their eighth, 'Christmas Is Not Far Away'.

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