Spent a lovely day in Dublin during the lockdown chatting for On Air with Frances Flannery

“People should consider returning to fundamental values because the best things in life are free” says Tony St. Ledger. As a creative director working with global international brands, he is a master communicator. He is also the guitarist with Dublin band Trouble Pilgrims. His natural aptitude for writing and imaginary has the ability to transform. Tony believes that we should aim to apply vision, attention to detail and awareness in dreaming our own creative destinies. Within a vacuum lockdown, he has written a song called I Like The Old Days but songwriting and music are just one of many dimensions to Tony. He is a someone who recommends retro-values like getting back to real things.
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One Pilgrim, One Guitar and Six Songs at 4pm Sunday 29th Sept in The Wild Duck, Dublin.

Delighted to get a guest slot with El Clash Combo in The Wild Duck (In the lane beside The Olympia Theater Stage Door ) on Sunday 29th September!

I’m looking forward to playing some songs from Trouble Pilgrims and throwing a few new ones into the mix.

El Clash Combo will play The Clash London Calling 40th Anniversary in FULL.

All kicking off at 4:00! #seeyouupthefront #alternativesundaysocialclub

Tony St Ledger - Live at The Wild Duck with El Clash Combo

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You can’t run away from trouble, there ain’t no place that far.


Trouble Pilgrims

Order Trouble Pilgrims-Dark Shadows and Rust from Ace Records by clicking on CD

Trouble Pilgrims are: Steve Rapid on voice and theremin, Pete Holidai on vocals and lead guitar, Tony St Ledger on rhythm guitar and vocals, Johnny Bonnie on drums and backing vocals Bren Lynott on bass and backing vocals

Trouble Pilgrims formed in 2013 with the intention of continuing the legacy of The Radiators from space while having a main focus on recording and performing brand new material. To date they have released two singles, The double A side debut of Animal Gang Blues c/w Who Do You Love? followed in 2015 by Instant Polaroid [The Man On The Bridge] On the live front the band have developed a reputation for delivering tight and exciting live shows. Some high profile special guest appearances [The Boomtown Rats, The Undertones] have cemented their reputation and broadened their appeal. The band were invited to play at the prestigious Kilkenny Roots Festival in 2015 and such was the response to three appearances over that weekend they have returned to the festival in 16 and 17 which were equally successful. The band recorded their debut album over the summer of 2017 and are delighted to announce Dark Shadows And Rust will be available Worldwide on Chiswick Records via Ace from 27th October 2017

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Band Film and Film scoundscapes created by Tony St Ledger, Sleeve design and Art Direction Steve Averill, Band Photography Gareth Averill, Dark Shadows and Rust script Kaethe Burt O’Dea

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“Dark Shadows and Rust, the brilliant new album from Trouble Pilgrims which I unhesitatingly commend to you and your collection if you’re a discerning fan of music”
Paul McLoone ‘on air’ Today FM 1/11/17

Trouble Pilgrims – Dark Shadows and Rust OUT October 27th PROMO

Trouble Pilgrims – Dark Shadows and Rust  PROMO’s

Read RTE Entertainment review HERE

Read Scatalogik review HERE

Read Hope Collective review HERE

Read Hot Press review HERE




Two Pints at The Electric Picnic with Roddy Doyle and Trouble Pilgrims at the Arts Council Literary Tent.

Photos thank you – Fiona Ginnell, Raymond Bell, Karl Mulhall and Susan St Ledger.

Roddy Doyle created the sketches,The Radiators from Space aka Trouble Pilgrims created the music and former Radiator Cait O’Riordan delivered the sublime Kitty Rickets on a plate to a beautiful lazy Sunday afternoon audience at The Electric Picnic in the Arts Council Literary Tent at Stradbally, Co.Laois.

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The Radiators from Space aka Trouble Pilgrims, Johnny Bonnie,Tony St Ledger, Steve Rapid, Roddy Doyle, Cait O’Riordan and Pete Holidai with Two Pints!


The Velvet Tongue is out at the Arts Council Literary Tent.

Kitty Ricketts with Cait O'Riordan on vocals at The Electric Picnic with Roddy Doyle and Trouble Pilgrims

Roddy Doyle reads from The Commitments at The Electric Picnic

After 28 years Roddy Doyle reads from his best-selling novel The Commitments.

Cait O'Riordan and Trouble Pilgrims,Pete Holidai, Johnny Bonnie, Steve Rapid,Tony St Ledger

Easy fortunes for fortune tellers,Cait O’Riordan delivers the sublime Kitty Rickets

Tony St Ledger-Julian Cope-Steve Rapid at The Electric Picnic

World Shut Your Mouth – The politically incorrect Julian Cope with Tony St Ledger and Steve Rapid, before Julian’s session on the couch.

Photos thank you – Fiona Ginnell,Raymond Bell,Karl Mulhall and Susan St Ledger.

The 19th of April marked the anniversary of the death of Levon Helm, drummer and vocalist with the legendary Americana act, The Band. This years tribute raised over €2,500 for the Irish Cancer Society.

The Trouble Pilgrims play The Levon Helm Tribute-Photo David Bell
This second Levon Helm Tribute had sterling performances from Gavin A. Glass Graham Hopkins The Hot Sprockets,The Lost Brothers, Pete Cummins, Square Pegs, The Trouble Pilgrims, Steve Wickham, Rag Mama Rag, Nicole Maguire, The Group, our wonderful MC Marty Miller, The Levon Helm Stage Crew and all the staff at The Sugar Club for making it so special.What a fantastic night!

Trouble Pilgrims at The Levon Helm Tribute

Trouble Pilgrims at The Levon Helm Tribute

Film by David Bell

Special thanks to Karl Mulhall, David Bell and Niall Reddy for great photos from Saturday Night!

 Trouble Pilgrims_Levon Helm Tribute 2014-Photo Karl Mulhall.

Trouble Pilgrims_Levon Helm Tribute 2014-Photo Karl Mulhall.

Steve Rapid -Pete Holidai-Who Do You Love-Photo Niall Reddy

Steve Rapid -Pete Holidai-Who Do You Love-Photo Niall Reddy

Tony St Ledger and Steve Rapid The Trouble Pilgrims at The Levon Helm Tribute -Photo David Bell

Tony St Ledger and Steve Rapid The Trouble Pilgrims at The Levon Helm Tribute -Photo David Bell


Next Pilgrimage
The Workman’s Club, Dublin 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin, Ireland 2

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Trouble Pilgrims return with new single and play Dublin’s Workman’s Club on May 3rd

Veteran Dublin five-piece Trouble Pilgrims make their return this May with the release a double A side 7” single featuring Who Do You Love? and a brand new original song, Animal Gang Blues.

Trouble Pilgrims- Steve Rapid,Pete Holidai,Johnny Bonnie,Paddy Goodwin,Tony St Ledger-Photo Gareth Averill.

The band, made up of former Radiators From Space Pete Holidai, Steve Rapid and Johnny Bonnie, bassist Paddy Goodwin, and guitarist Tony St Ledger, also play Dublin’s Workman’s Club on May 3rd. Purchase Tickets HERE

Trouble Pilgrims have emerged from The Radiators From Space after the Dublin punk pioneer’s demise following the sad passing last October of their friend and founder member Philip Chevron.

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The Pilgrims’ live set continues in a similar vein of high-energy, primal, spacey rock and feature songs from the Radiators’ four acclaimed albums as well as tracks from Pete Holidai’s solo album The Devil’s Guitar, alongside covers and new material at upcoming shows.

If you can’t make May 3rd…

Steve Rapid and pete Holidai -The Trouble Pilgrims- Photo Graham Keogh HOT PRESS

Trouble Pilgrims play the The Levon Helm at Dublin’s Sugar Club on April 19, which is the legendary Band man’s second anniversary.

Tickets HERE

For more information on this very special night see www.facebook.com/LevonHelmTributeDublin

O Emperor get the readers vote and win Best Irish Album at The Erics ,The entertainment.ie awards.

O Emperor wins Best Irish Album at The Erics for their sophomore album Vitreous.
The ten nominees for Best Irish Album of the Year were:
Villagers – {Awayland}
Bouts – Nothing Good Gets Away
O Emperor – Vitreous
Bell X1 – Chop Chop Little
Green Cars – Absolute Zero
The Strypes – Snapshot
Bressie – Rage and Romance
And So I Watch You From Afar – All Hail Bright Futures
Lisa O’Neill – Same Cloth or Not
Kodaline – In a Perfect World
A packed Button Factory featured performances by LE GALAXIE, GAVIN JAMES, CAVE GHOSTS and a super set by O EMPEROR.

O Emperor -Photo Tony St Ledger

O Emperor takes the best Irish Album award – Photo Tony St Ledger

Album Reviews

“O Emperor again artfully display complete originality, ever-progressing creativity and plain old fashioned musical brilliance” – Albums of the year. Irish Times

“The ever-changing, ambient, and often aggressive, sound of the album is a defining feature… This is a succinct release with a groundswell of depth” Artrocker

“bursting at the seams with ideas, making it full of excitement and uncertainty at every turn” Hotpress

“albums of the year” Sunday Times

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Download O Emperor Music HERE

Trouble Pilgrims rock for the Philippines Sunday 1st December. Doors at 4pm. €10 entry.

Trouble Pilgrims rock for the Philippines this Sunday. Doors at 4pm. €10 entry.

Trouble Pilgrims-Pete Holidai-Photo Tony St Ledger

Photo Tony St Ledger

Ireland has gone through many changes in recent years and we have welcomed new people from all over the world.

The caring professions in Ireland include a huge amount of Filipino staff, joining what are services under very severe pressure. They have taken on some of the most difficult tasks in these professions, and do so with such kindness of heart.

Let’s remember that these people have left families and loved ones behind, in the hope of finding a better life in Ireland. Through nursing, for example, they show an innate kindness of nature with their care of others.
Now their devastated country, fellow countrymen and women and especially children need our help.
Join us for a fundraiser to send monies to the Philippine Red Cross Appeal, this Sunday 1st December at The Stags Head.
Come see ‘The Ground Will Shake’ followed by ‘Trouble Pilgrims’ with DJ Karl Tsigdinos  playing a great selection of sounds in what will be a session packed with proper Rock’n’Roll.

Trouble Pilgrims head for The Stags Head on alternative Sunday afternoons in November

Trouble Pilgrims sound out the room during The Rhythm Kings set upstairs at The Stags Head. The Pilgrims gave it Television Screen, Gloria and My Girl is Red Hot as a taste of what’s to hit the Dame Court area over the next few Sundays.

Trouble Pilgrims at The Stag Head Dublin

The Stags Head Raw team announced a new Sunday afternoon series of gigs. Under the banner of Alternative Sunday Social Club we will be running fours shows during the month of November featuring Trouble Pilgrims and Rocky DeValera & The Rhythm Kings.

Trouble Pilgrims -Live Sunday 10th and 24th November Doors at 4.00 On stage at 5.00pm.

Trouble-Pilgrims-Rocky DeValera and The Rhythm Kings

The Alternative Sunday Social Club will capture some music from two of Irelands legendary rock’n’roll bands in the convivial atmosphere of The Parlor Bar in The Stags Head on a Sunday afternoons.The gigs will also feature DJ Karl Tsigdinos.

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