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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Aidan O'Rourke and Kit Downes with James Robertson - 365 Tour
Friday April 3rd, 2020 in aid of Trees for Life
The Grand, Clitheroe
Tickets 15
Tickets available from the Box Office on 01200-421599 or online via venue (plus booking fee of 0.95)
Words, music, the disarming drama of stripped-back storytelling. Bringing together two of the UK’s leading folk and jazz musicians with one of Scotland’s most celebrated authors, 365 is a sparse, evocative and bravely original collaboration. It began with the words. James Robertson wrote a short story each day for a year, each story containing exactly 365 words. At first it was just a personal project, a daily routine to test his own self-discipline and rigour, but it grew into a collection of sharp, lyrical and finely observed vignettes which were published as '365: Stories'. Intrigued by the ritual and inspired by the potent atmosphere of the writing, Aidan O’Rourke – one of Scotland’s leading traditional musicians, best known as the fiddle player in Lau – decided to follow suit. He composed a tune every day for a year, each tune a response to one of Robertson’s stories. Now teamed up with award winning jazz musician, Kit Downes, they perform a bespoke piece weaving together words and music. The evening will be about old myths, folk legends, everyday lives, hard truths, tender tales, the alchemic power of words and music. Come down to The Grand and enjoy these magical moments.



Chatham County Line
Thursday May 7th, 2020 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)
As we land in 2020, Chatham County Line celebrate being a staple of the North Carolina music scene for two decades. Embracing an all acoustic instrumentation and the modern songwriting of leader Dave Wilson, the band has graced stages all across the U.S. as well as Europe, Scandinavia, Ireland and the United Kingdom. Catch them at The Met as they come through the UK.


Daphne's Flight featuring Christine Collister, Melanie Harrold, Julie Matthews, Helen Watson and Chris While
Saturday May 16th, 2020 in aid of.......
The Met, Bury

Tickets 17/19
Tickets available from the Box Office on 0161-761-2216 or online via venue (plus per ticket booking fee of 1.00)
Combining five of the finest singer-songwriters of their generation, Daphne’s Flight is a unique and magical blend of individual styles that captivate audiences with complex harmony arrangements, unbridled energy and the infectious joy of performing together.


Chuck Prophet and The Mission Express
Support TBC
Chuck Prophet - singer, songwriter, guitarist and producer extraordinaire returns with his band The Mission Express for the first time in three years. Chuck is currently getting ready to release his 14th studio album this Spring on Yeproc Records. Chuck’s live shows are second to none and he has played sold out gigs all across the UK. Expect these tickets to sell quickly.
Wednesday May 27th, 2020 in aid of.......
The Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
Tickets 20 (Advance)/22 (Door)
Tickets available online via the venue outlets (plus usual booking fees) or by visiting Jumbo Records, calling 0113-245-5570 and online here (plus booking fee) or visiting Crash Records, calling 0113-243-6743 and online here (plus booking fee)

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Friday May 29th, 2020 in aid of.......
The Met, Bury

Tickets 20 (Standing)/22 (Seated)
Tickets available from the Box Office on 0161-761-2216 or online via venue (plus per ticket booking fee of 1.00)


The Secret Sisters
Thursday June 11th, 2020 in aid of.......
The Met, Bury

Tickets 17/19
Tickets available from the Box Office on 0161-761-2216 or online via venue (plus per ticket booking fee of 1.00)
The Secret Sisters, Laura and Lydia Rogers, will arrive with their fourth album 'Saturn Return' which grapples with love and loss. Join us to welcome them back to The Met.


Robyn Hitchcock
Tuesday September 22nd
, 2020 in aid of.......
The Trades Club, Hebden Bridge

Tickets 17
Tickets available online via the venue (plus per ticket booking fee of 10%), visiting Jumbo Records, calling 0113-245-5570 or online here (plus booking fee) or online at See Tickets and WeGotTickets (plus per ticket booking fee of 1.70)
Robyn Hitchcock is one of England's most enduring contemporary singer/songwriters and live performers. Blending folk and psychedelia with a wry British nihilism, Robyn describes his songs as "paintings you can listen to". 

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