Pilgrim St live and lively at JJ’s

Hailing from Navan in Co. Meath, Pilgrim St. boast no fewer than seven members and play an eclectic mix of folk, country and bluegrass. All seven lads will be live and lively in JJ’s on Saturday night (13th February) for their very first gig of the year.

  Earlier this week after trying six different mobile numbers we eventually got through to Eugene Donegan who took one for the team and answered our questions.

Seven members in the band. Surely that creates all kind of arguments?

Ah no, not really. The biggest issue is getting to gigs because we can’t all fit in the one car! On the other hand, seven lads with seven sets of friends, so social media and promotion is easier!

What does 2016 hold for Pilgrim St?

Well we’re just looking forward to gigging, last year was our first proper year so this year we’re looking forward to playing gigs and getting tight on stage.

If you could share the stage with one act, who would it be?

Bruce Springsteen! I’ve seen him about eleven times and it’s still the greatest live show. (Bruce is starting his promotion early!)

Have you got a guilty listening pleasure?

Yeah Shakin’ Stevens, he was our generation’s Elvis! The other lads might not agree, but they’re not doing the interview!

 Finally, what can the people of Roscommon expect this Saturday night in JJ’s?

It’s going to be lively with plenty of country, bluegrass and some of our own material, so come on down!