Pilgrims' Way are a 'refreshingly different, reassuringly traditional' new three-piece band from Stockport, bringing together some of English folk's best new talents. Named after the Rudyard Kipling poem (set to music by the great Peter Bellamy) they offer a unique brand of 'no-frills' folk, reflecting their musical apprenticeship in the industrial North West - edgier than the folk on the village green but firmly rooted in the traditions of England and its cross-currents with Ireland and America.
Fiddle player Tom Kitching has racked up dozens of festival appearances and two records with guitarist Gren Bartley, as well as performing nationally in a variety of other line-ups.
Box player, guitarist and incorrigible multi-instrumentalist Edwin Beasant is a long-term fixture in the session tent of most UK folk festivals, as well as being a veteran of the well-respected dance band "Jabadaw".
Singer Lucy Wright is an internationally acclaimed jews harp player, increasingly in demand as a session musician and was described by Maggie Boyle as 'a wonderful young singer, possessed of one of the finest & most agile voices I ever heard'.
Pilgrims Way tour dates listed on Ents24.com since Feb 2011.
Official website pilgrims-way.net