Arksong Assembly Roxy in Edinburgh on Friday November 11th with Mairi Campbell
Arksong Glasgows CCA
His silken voice and gift for melodious folk songs were still much in evidence as he sang a short set of songs which flowed like honey. There was always a hint of Tim Hardin in Pilley’s songs and it was evident tonight as he sang ‘Fast Train’ while his quiet and unassuming performance led one to imagine that he was indeed a troubadour in the best sense of sixties folkies like Hardin. Pilley’s reappearance here was a delight for this old fan and he certainly delighted the audience. While his songs are, in the main, contemplative and melancholic, he closed with a redemptive songs of sorts on ‘Rescued’, a song for the times with its refrain of “love will rescue me.”
Paul Kerr. Americana uk.
Thanks to Paul Kerr for the photos
My Darling Clementine and Arksong. Glasgows CCA
Sun 3 October 2021