Think you can make it Pilgrim? Trouble Pilgrims play Drop Dead Twice Sun 13th #pilgrimagetorock

#pilgrimagetorock Trouble Pilgrims play Drop Dead Twice Sun 13th May with support Killer Pussies 8:45 – Trouble Pilgrims at 10:00 Sharp #seeyouupthefront

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The Rollercoaster Records Top 50 Albums of 2017 – Trouble Pilgrims Dark Shadows and Rust

It’s a massive result for Trouble Pilgrims! 575 New Albums Featured
#darkshadowsandrust comes in at 29 of the Top 50 ALBUMS OF THE YEAR.
A big THANK YOU to all who voted for us at Rollercoaster Records with special thanks to Michael Lanigan. Hats off and congratulations to all our fellow nominated/listed musicians. #pilgrimagetorock we dedicate all positive vibes and energy around our recording to the boss #LovingWillieMeighan 💜 with special thanks to all at Ace Records Freebird Records Tower Dublin and all who #pilgrimheadspin ed the record! 

Trouble Pilgrims Dark Shadows and Rust An Album of The Year at Rollercoaster Records.

The votes have been counted and I’m delighted to inform you that the Rollercoaster Album of the Year is Malojian’s Let Your Weirdness Carry You Home
Congrats to Stephen Scullion , it was neck and neck with Seamus Fogarty who sits proudly at Number 2 .
The list is infused with Willie Meighan’s spirit . Share it with the world !


1 Malojian – Let Your Weirdness Carry You Home
2 Seamus Fogarty – The Curious Hand
3 Hurray for the riff raff -The Navigator
4 The War on Drugs – A Deeper Understanding
5 The National – Sleep Well Beast
6 Courtney Marie Andrews – Honest Life
7 John Blek – Catharsis, Vol 1
8 Jason Isbell and the 400 unit – Nashville sound
9 LCD Soundsystem – American Dream
10 Danny & the Champions of the World – Brillliant Light
11 John Murry – A Short History Of Decay
12 Chuck Prophet – Bobby Fuller Died for Your Sins
13 David Corley – Zero Moon
14 John Moreland – Big Bad Luv
15 Father John Misty – Pure comedy
16 The Barr Brothers – Queen of The Breakers
17 Queens of the Stone Age – Villains
18 St Vincent -Masseduction
19 This is the Kit – Moonshine Freeze
20 Yorkston Thorn Khan- ‘Neuk Wight Delhi All Stars’
21 Joan Shelley- Joan Shelley
22 Joe Chester – Easter Vigil
23 Richie Healy – The Perilous Tree
24 Afghan Whigs – In Spades
25 Cigarettes After Sex – Cigarettes After Sex
26 Aimee Mann – Mental Illness
27 Big Thief – Capacity
28 Mark Lanegan – Gargoyle
29 Trouble Pilgrims – Dark Shadows and Rust

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30 Nadia Reid – Preservation
31 Kevin Morby-City Music
32 Margo Price – All American Made
33 The Deep Dark Woods – Yarrow
34 Michael Head – Adiós Señor Pussycat
35 Jeff Tweedy – Together At Last
36 Michael Nau – Some Twist
37 Waxahatchee – Out in the storm
37 Iron & Wine~ Beast epic.
38 Ryan Adams – Prisoner
39 Aldous Harding – Party
40 Peter Perrett – How the West was won
41 Sparks – Hippopotamus
42 Kendrick Lamar – Damn
43 Jane Weaver – Modern Kosmology
44 Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile -‘Lotta Sea Lice’
45 Dan Tuffy – Songs From Dan
46 Julie Byrne – Not even happiness
47 SUSTO – And I’m Feeling Fine
48 The XX – I see you
49 Sleaford Mods-English tapas
50 Let’s Get Lost – Something Else

Thank You For Your Support Willie. #LovingWillieMeighan 💜 Rest In Peace Pilgrim

ThankYou Willie #LovingWillieMeighan 💜 Rest In Peace Pilgrim

DARK SHADOWS and RUST Trouble Pilgrims

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 8/10 #hotpressmagazine
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆ RTÉ Entertainment

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Album of the Year. Trouble Pilgrims ‘Dark Shadows and Rust’

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Big thanks for all the great support at Kilkenny Roots Festival 2016.Thanks to stage crews and festival promoters on staging a really super event. Thanks to the staff at Ryan’s, Kytelers, Willie Byrnes and all the music lovers who travelled to The Marble City for a rocking weekend.

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Trouble Pilgrims are Steve Rapid, Pete Holidai, Johnny Bonnie, Tony St Ledger and Bren Lynott. You can’t run away from trouble, there ain’t no place that far.

@troublepilgrims @KilkennyRoots @Rollerkilkenny #kkroots #lookingfortrouble #instantpolaroid

Catch The Pilgrims Live as special guests of The Undertones

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The Undertones announce date at The Academy as part of 40th anniversary tour with special guests Trouble Pilgrims. The Academy, Dublin, Sat 21 May 2016

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Tickets HERE

Psychotic Reaction.Trouble Pilgrims live at The Kilkenny Roots Festival 2015

Psychotic Reaction.Trouble Pilgrims The Kilkenny Roots Festival-Photo Layla Bell

Psychotic Reaction.Trouble Pilgrims at The Kilkenny Roots Festival-Photo Layla Bell

Pilgrim’s Progress having been invited to play the renowned Kilkenny Rhythm & Roots Festival we gathered at our hotel on Saturday morning, Pete Holidai, Johnny Bonnie, Tony St Ledger, Bren Lynott and myself. We decided to go and check out our first venue which was the Left Bank.
 Steve Rapid-Kilkenny Roots Festival

When we play such a festival there are certain things you have to take for granted. You’re not sure of who your audience might be. We’re largely left to your own devices as regards the sound. We don’t really soundcheck as such, we simply makes sure that everything is working and at the allotted time your audience gathers in front of you with that “go ahead, impress me” look. We spot a couple of friendly faces in the audience but we focus on our performance and on giving it your best.

Trouble Pilgrims at The Kilkenny Roots Festival

Three full shows in two days is pretty tough going, but once we start playing and begin to see a positive reaction it give us the energy to deliver a blistering set. Something that was very true of the Pilgrim’s 10.30 slot in Ryan’s. You’re no more that a couple of feet away from your audience, so they can see the whites of our eyes and we theirs. Very quickly we know if we’re are getting through. We did and we had a great time playing a two hour set, including encores, before what was a very lively, interactive and appreciate crowd. Thank you folks, your why we do it. It was the weekend’s highlight.

Psychotic Reaction.Trouble Pilgrims-Photo David Bell

Pete Holidai-Trouble Pilgrims-Photo David Bell

After having retired to the hotel bar to unwind for some much needed r ‘n r. We awoke to a somewhat brighter day (it had rained heavily all day Saturday) and with a full Irish breakfast to gird our loins for the day ahead. We went to visit Willie Meghan in Rollercoaster Records, a central focus of the festival that was stocked with CDs of the visiting acts as well as hosting some in-store performances. We returned to the hotel to change and prepare for the final gig in Langtons. We arrived to find the Sunday clientele was mainly a room full of families out for Sunday lunch. Maybe not the most immediately promising prospect for a hi-energy rock band.

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But we needn’t have worried as, once we started to play, a sizable number of people stood to watch the band deliver another set that, by all accounts from the reaction and responses, hit the spot for many. Including a couple who had come back to see us after having got up at a previous gig and attempted to jive to Psychotic Reaction. They picked a more functional song on this occasion. We got a lively call for an encore and duly delivered a full on Bliztin’ At The Ritz.

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Johnny Bonnie on main street Kilkenny

We came to Kilkenny and we won over three audiences who largely had no idea of who we or our songs were. So thank you Kilkenny, thank you to the Rhythm & Roots organizers and to the PA people but especially to  those of you who came out and listened, danced, cheered and rocked with us.
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Trouble Pilgrims live at Ryan’s Kilkenny.Photo Barry Hartigan

We hope to be back soon, as we had a great time. So if you’re lookin’ for trouble …

Steve Rapid