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Pilgrim Street

 

Strongly influenced by Bruce Springsteens 'Seeger Sessions', Pilgrim St formed to bring these tunes to the live venues of Navan and surrounding areas. Members include seven seasoned musicians in their respective fields having many years experience playing countrywide in various groups and guises.

Peadar and Richie Farrelly, two of the three leading vocalists, have been playing as a duo for the majority of their music careers, bring their stage presence, vocal style and tight knit harmonies to the group. Eugene Donegan, on banjo, enters the fray as the third lead vocalist. His own singer songwriter career has seen him make close allies such as Declan O’Rourke and Clive Barnes. He adds a pace and a raw energy reminiscent of the old time sound.

Giving the singers a break, come three instrumentalists with a wealth of experience between them. Cathal McQuaid, renowned as a top class fiddle player, adds his fresh twist to the old country style tunes while Eoin McDonnell fills in the gaps with melodic mandolin licks and tricks while adding a song or two into the mix. Mark Lynch fills out the sound on slide guitar adding his own brand of melodic class to the group. Holding the whole lot together is Francis McGinn on bass as the backbone of the group. Well known as a solid part of any rhythm ensemble, he lays his steady groove as the foundation for the group