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Skeletons & Scallywags

The Pilgrim Mothers

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This gorgeous, rip-roaring song inspired by long-forgotten real events is about the Skeleton Riots of the Victorian age, when thousands of lads funded by the breweries and armed with pitchforks and stones fought running battles in the street with members of the newly-formed, teetotal Salvation Army. It's sung from the point of view of a Skelly whose girl Nancy has joined the other side and says he'll have to stop his drinking if he wants to be with her.

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WHO ARE THESE MOTHERS?

WHO ARE THESE MOTHERS?

 

We are The Pilgrim Mothers, a five-piece musical collective from the South Coast of England, where the waves crash and the seabirds fly. We make vintage, rootsy, folky, soulful sounds and play brand new original songs about life, love and longing - as well as eclectic covers including songs by Tom Waits, Van Morrison, vintage gospel, blues and wartime tunes. 

Celebrating the past, singing for a better now. 

We have performed at venues, clubs and festivals all over the country, with gigs that involve the whole audience. You may be moved one moment and find yourself laughing the next, as we go from beautiful, touching songs to wild singalongs. 

The Pilgrim Mothers are singer and storyteller Cole Moreton, guitarist David Perry, multi-instrumentalist Bruce Pont and singers Claire Tabraham and Phoene Cave.

"As if the English invented Americana." The Independent on Sunday

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