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.

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.

Anas Mitchell

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 opened in 2019. The show went on to win a number of Tony Awards, an American award recognising excellence in live Broadway theatre.
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)
The longstanding career of The Oldham Tinkers has involved such extremes as performing for the Queen and being championed by DJs Andy Kershaw and John Peel. 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.

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 transaction 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.  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 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. 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'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 - this always sells well, don't hang around!

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