|Pilgrims' Way lubricating their vocal chords|
Pilgrims’ Way consists of Edwin Beasant (melodeons, guitar, bass, etc), Lucy Wright (vocals, jews harp, second fiddle) and Tom Kitching (fiddle, mandolin, reluctant vocals). No less a talent than Maggie Boyle has described them thus:
“Lucy is a wonderful young singer, possessed of one of the finest & most agile voices I ever heard. This, combined with Tom's strong, fiery fiddle playing and Edwin's exquisite guitar and box work, makes Pilgrims' Way an exceptional song carrier. But that's only part of what they do so well. All three play additional instruments, and punch well above their weight in the tune department. They have chosen a lovely repertoire, brimming with integrity and good taste (imho!).”
They appeared at the Bothy Folk Club in October last year at short notice after our scheduled guest, Jez Lowe, was trapped in New York by Hurricane Sandy. They went down so well that they received a repeat booking less than a year later, which is almost instantaneous in Bothy terms! They are the final guests of the season this Sunday 21st at the Bothy, which meets at the Park Golf Club, Park Road West, Southport, PR9 0JS. It begins at 8.00pm. Real ale bar. You can buy tickets on-line here.
Although there will be no further booked guests until 8 September when Vicky Swan & Jonny Dyer will be featured, the Bothy will continue to run through the summer with free acoustic song and music sessions every Sunday evening.