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Anas Mitchell

Support TBC
Wednesday
August 21st, 2019 in aid of St Gemma's Hospice

The Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
Tickets 18 Advance/20 Door
Tickets available from various outlets found online via venue; by visiting Jumbo Records, calling 0113-245-5570 or online here (plus booking fee of 2.00); or online at See Tickets (plus per ticket booking fee of 1.80)
Anas Mitchell is a Vermont and Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter who comes from the world of narrative folksong, poetry and balladry. Among her recorded works are 'Child Ballads' with Jefferson Hamer, 'Young Man in America', and 'Hadestown', the latter of which she expanded into a musical. 'Hadestown' opened at London’s National Theatre in November 2018 before transferring to Broadway where it will open in April 2019. Mitchell has headlined shows around the world, and opened tours with Bon Iver, Josh Ritter, Punch Brothers and Patty Griffin. She is the recipient of a BBC Radio Two Folk Award, and the Folk Alliance International Spirit of Folk Award. If there's a common thread in Mitchell's work it's that she's as interested in the world around her as the one inside her. Here, at Mr Kite Benefits, we're more than pleased to welcome her back in what promises to be an exceptional night.
“Ms Mitchell’s songs address contemporary angst with uncanny vision….a formidable songwriting talent” ... New York Times
“The most engaging, and in some ways, most original artist working in the field of new American folk music” ... Independent on Sunday
“Mitchell is a skilled storyteller...and her delivery gives an emotional complexity that welcomes and even demands repeated listens.” ... Pitchfork
“A charismatic live performer with an idiosyncratic style, and a songwriter of exceptional imagination and perception” The Guardian


The Oldham Tinkers
Saturday September 21st, 2019 in aid of.......
The Met, Bury

Tickets 16/18
Tickets available from the Box Office on 0161-761-2216 or online via venue (plus per ticket booking fee of 1.00)
In the summer of 1965 a chance meeting between John Howarth and the brothers Larry and Gerry Kearns saw the beginning of years of fun and music for The Oldham Tinkers and all who chanced upon them on their travels. All these years later, their longstanding career has involved such extremes as performing for the Queen and being championed by DJs Andy Kershaw and John Peel. This year, their contribution to folk music has led them to be asked to appear alongside the likes of Eliza Carthy at Cecil Sharp House to celebrate 80 years of Topic Records. Today, their appearances are rare and we're delighted to see them return to The Met in what will be an evening of Lancastrian dry wit and song with lashings of humour to spare.


Dervish
Supported by Drop The Floor
Friday September 27th, 2019 in aid of.......
The Grand, Clitheroe
Tickets 18
Tickets available from the Box Office on 01200-421599 or online via venue (plus per booking fee of 0.95)
In 2019, Dervish celebrate bringing Irish traditional music to the world for 30 years. Dervish are long-established as one of the biggest names in Irish music internationally. They were the first Irish band to play the world’s biggest music festival, Rock in Rio, performing to an estimated 250,000 people. They were chosen to travel with the Irish Prime Minister on a visit to China, and with the Irish President on other overseas visits. In May 2004, the band were also awarded by Freedom of the City of Sligo County Council. Over the years they’ve been on the same bill as artists such as James Brown, Neil Young, Sting and even Iron Maiden. The Guardian newspaper commented that “Dervish are simply brilliant…they carry Irish history with them.” They’re renowned for live performances which match dazzling sets of tunes with stunning interpretations of traditional songs. Catch them live at The Grand, Clitheroe with up and coming local act, Drop The Floor, providing support.


Marry Waterson and Emily Barker
Saturday November 2nd, 2019 in aid of.......
The Trades Club, Hebden Bridge
Tickets 16
Tickets available by visiting Jumbo Records, calling 0113-245-5570 or online here (plus booking fee of 2.00) or online at See Tickets and WeGotTickets (plus per ticket booking fee of 1.60)
English folk royalty meets Australian soul in this new collaboration between Marry Waterson and Emily Barker. After meeting at a songwriter's retreat, they have released an album of fly-on-the-wall observations of the contradictions and disconnections of modern life, 'A Window To Other Ways'. No strangers to collaboration, Waterson and Barker discovered an immediate kinship when they started writing together. The intriguing combination of Waterson’s poetic lyrics and Barker’s eclectic musicality has been shaped in the studio by musical polymath Adem Ilhan, with recording contributions from two of Barker’s live band: Lukas Drinkwater (bass and guitar) and Rob Pemberton (drums). Serendipity worked her magic in bringing Waterson, Barker and Adem together. The resulting collection of songs pushes the boundaries of Barker and Waterson’s renowned roots styles, venturing into a diverse union of genres – contemporary folk, country and soul nestles comfortably alongside lilting indie and playful blues.


Richard Shindell
Thursday December 5th, 2019 in aid of.......
The Met, Bury

Tickets 15/17
Tickets available from the Box Office on 0161-761-2216 or online via venue (plus per ticket booking fee of 1.00)
Originally from New York, Richard Shindell now divides his time between Buenos Aires, Argentina and New York's Hudson Valley. He is a writer whose songs paint pictures, tell stories, juxtapose ideas and images, inhabit characters, vividly evoking entire worlds along the way and expanding our sense of just what it is a song may be. Starting his career in New York City, he has now released  a number of much lauded albums including 'Reunion Hill' and 'Somewhere Near Paterson'. In 1998, Shindell joined forces with his friends Dar Williams and Lucy Kaplansky to record an album of covers under the guise of Cry Cry Cry which further enhanced his reputation. His songs have attracted many fans including Joan Baez who has covered his song, 'Reunion Hill', as well as touring with Show of Hands who are great admirers of his talents. He's been a rare visitor to the UK of late - catch him while you can.


St. Agnes Fountain featuring David Hughes, Chris Leslie (from Fairport Convention), Julie Matthews and Chris While
Thursday December 19th, 2019 in aid of Bury Hospice
The Met, Bury

Tickets 18/20
Tickets available from the Box Office on 0161-761-2216 or online via venue (plus per ticket booking fee of 1.00)
St Agnes Fountain come together for one month of the year to perform “rhythmed-up” carols and Christmas music, interspersed with laughter and spoken word. The band that gives Christmas songs a good, if respectful, kicking. They bring sparkling musicianship, humour and heartfelt renditions of your favourite Christmas tunes both original and those you know so well (or thought you did). Great musical talent, wit and invention in the form of founder member, David Hughes, Chris Leslie (Fairport Convention) and Chris While and Julie Matthews (Radio 2 Folk Award Winners) They have brought joy, laughter and a few tears to every concert performance for the last 18 years. It is the season their legion of fans have been waiting for because, as they say, “Christmas starts with St Agnes Fountain”.

Fred Eaglesmith
2016 in aid of Operation Smile

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The Met, Bury
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Tickets available from the Box Office on 0161-761-2216 or online via venue (plus per ticket booking fee of 1.00)

The Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
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Tickets available by visiting Jumbo Records, calling 0113-245-5570 or online here (plus booking fee and postal charge) or online at
See Tickets, WeGotTickets (plus per ticket booking fee of 1.45)

The Deaf Institute, Manchester
Tickets ?? Advance/?? Door
Tickets available from the See Tickets Box Office on 0871-220-0260 or online at See Tickets, Music Glue, WeGotTickets (plus per ticket booking fee of 1.60)  and Ticketline (plus per ticket booking fee of 1.60 and delivery charge)

The Lowry, Salford Quays
Tickets ??
Tickets available from the Box Office on 0843-208-6000
or online via venue (plus per ticket booking fee of 2.00)

Manchester Academy
Tickets ??
Tickets available from the Box Office on 0161-275-2930 or online at
Ticketline (plus per ticket booking fee of 1.75)

Fox Lane Sports and Social Club, Leyland
Tickets ?? Advance/?? Door
Tickets available by phone on 0161-761-2216
and online at The Met, Bury (plus per transaction booking fee of 2.50) or by phone on 0871-220-0260 and online at See Tickets, WeGotTickets (plus per ticket booking fee of 1.50)

Burnley Mechanics
Tickets ??
Tickets available from the Box Office on
01282-664400
or online via venue (plus per ticket booking fee of 2)

The Trades Club, Hebden Bridge
Tickets 18 Advance/20 Door
Tickets available by visiting Jumbo Records, calling 0113-245-5570 or online here (plus booking fee and postal charge) or online at See Tickets and WeGotTickets (plus per ticket booking fee of 1.80)

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