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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The Oldham Tinkers
Saturday September 21st, 2019 to help support The Extended Family via Plan International
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 Versus Arthritis
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. They were the first Irish band to play the world’s biggest music festival, Rock in Rio, performing to an estimated 250,000 people. In addition, 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 the Freedom of the City by 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 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!


An Evening with Sam Baker celebrating the 15th Anniversary of 'Mercy'
Fri
day February 7th, 2020 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)
Some 15 years ago, Sam Baker released the record that would catch the ears of many people, 'Mercy'.
He'll be playing songs from this record along with others that came later and be accompanied by Radoslav Lorkovic.
 

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