Upcoming …… Mr. Kite Benefits

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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Tom Russell
Saturday November
25th, 2017 in aid of
Music In Prisons
The Met, Bury
Tickets 20
Tickets available from the Box Office on 0161-761-2216 or online via venue (plus per transaction booking fee of 2.50)
Need we say more........ singer songwriter, painter, essayist - thirty five highly acclaimed records and published five books. His record release, ‘The Rose of Roscrae’, a 52 track "folk opera" on the West was recognised as maybe the most important Americana record of all time by UK Folk, the top Folk album of 2015 by Mojo Magazine, and hailed in top ten lists in two dozen publications including The Los Angeles Times. Tom's songs have been recorded by Johnny Cash, Doug Sahm, Nanci Griffith, kd Lang, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Ian Tyson, Iris DeMent, Joe Ely and a hundred others. He has appeared on the David Letterman TV show five times. He graduated from The University of California with a Master's Degree in Criminology and has been doing justice to great song writing ever since. A better recommendation, we could not offer for Tom Russell. He'll be arriving with a bunch of new songs to parade at The Met from his recently released album, 'Folk Hotel'.


St. Agnes Fountain featuring David Hughes, Chris Leslie (from Fairport Convention), Julie Matthews and Chris While
Tuesday December 5th, 2017 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)
'Tis the season to be jolly - especially, as St Agnes Fountain will arrive with some new material to play alongside old favourites. They come together just once a year in what has now become a much anticipated series of performances. This is their 17th year and will be celebrated with the release of a new record, '25/12'. Performing 'rhythmed-up' carols and Christmas music, interspersed with laughter and spoken word,
David Hughes, Chris Leslie, Julie Matthews and Chris While will no doubt deliver the seasonal fun that has become their trademark. Who needs hot mulled wine to warm their hearts at Christmas when you've got St. Agnes Fountain?


Sam Baker

Saturday February 10
th, 2018 in aid of Arthritis Research UK
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)
Sam Baker returns to The Met with his fifth album, 'Land of Doubt'. Those familiar with his work will be aware of his tender, observational songs that seek out beauty in every nook and cranny. Perhaps, he describes the new record best, “I wanted a cinematic feel, a mixture of sparsity and tension…And beauty…I always come back to beauty on my records. That’s shorthand for something that's bigger than me.” To achieve this from yet another angle, he has laid aside his acoustic guitar and picked up an electric one. In just the same way he moves from camera to paintbrush in his art, it's a seamless change which still captures that beauty he seeks. At The Met, he'll be accompanied by Mike Meadows who can be found playing regularly with Shawn Colvin. Make sure you get your tickets soon for one of the finest American songwriters working today.


The Secret Sisters

Support TBC
Sunday April 1st
, 2018 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)
We're welcoming The Secret Sisters to The Met for the first time to offer up the sort of harmonising that only siblings like Laura and Lydia Rogers can achieve. They are appearing in support of their third album, produced by Brandi​ Carlile​,​'You Don't Own Me Anymore'.


Peter Knight and John Spiers
Thursday March 15th,
2018 in aid of.......
Fox Lane Sports and Social Club, Leyland
Tickets 15 Advance/17 Door
Tickets available from the Box Office on 0871-220-0260 or online at See Tickets,  WeGotTickets (plus per ticket booking fee of 1.50)
In the summer of 2016, the organisers of FolkEast Festival had the grand idea of pairing legendary fiddle player Peter Knight (ex-Steeleye Span) and melodeon player extraordinaire, John Spiers (ex-Bellowhead) for a special 'one off' concert at that year's festival. In the event, it ended up being a genuine festival highlight and it was clear that leaving matters there was not an option - so, here is that duo in Leyland as part of an extensive UK tour.



Kris Drever
Saturday April 14
th, 2018 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)
Scottish songwriter Kris Drever (Lau) celebrated a decade of critical and commercial success by winning both BBC Radio 2 Folk Singer of The Year and Best Original Track (for his song 'If Wishes Were Horses') at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2017. He’s back at The Met to celebrate with us.


Heidi Talbot and John McCusker
Saturday June 2nd
, 2018 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)
Two of folk music's most highly regarded and celebrated musicians, John McCusker and Heidi Talbot, are joining forces for the first time as a duo.
 

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