Pembrokeshire Eclectic Music Society (PEMS) (a not for profit community organization) have organised a wonderful evening of musical entertainment at Burnetts Hill Chapel on Wednesday September 6. The show will start at 7.30pm prompt.

This concert to be held at Burnetts Hill Chapel promises to be a unique experience, everybody is welcome to come along to enjoy the show. The chapel is renowned for it’s rake pews (bring a cushion!) and amazing acoustics.

Tickets are fairly priced at £10.00 each and are available from Main Street Music, Pembroke or call 01646 621530 or 01646 651725, call to reserve yours now, (leave a message if no answer) or just show up at the door. Hopefully we will fill the chapel and there won’t be any empty seats.

This promises to be an outstanding show full of great Appalachian mountain ballads as well as high energy songs and tunes that will have you wanting to dance & shout in the aisle, these fellers know how to rock and are most entertaining with some great stories to share.

Take a look at their website (,) or view some of the many you-tube videos to see the quality of their work online.

Don't forget your torch and a cushion if you like a little comfort!

It is quite likely that we shall retire to the pub after the concert where you will be able to meet the band and enjoy a drink and chat with everybody to finish the evening real community spirit.

More about the Hot Rock Pilgrims!

“This Band Rocks!" Sally Van Meter, Dobro legend & Grammy Award-Winning Recording Artist With their high energy performance showing you some of the very best this genre has to offer in the U.K.

Hot Rock Pilgrims are an old-time/bluegrass super-group featuring some of the most exciting young pickers in the South East of England. Together they will take you on a high-energy pilgrimage of Appalachian music and its descendants.

Since their formation in 2014, they have performed up and down the country, at many art centres, folk clubs, and bluegrass festivals, Folk festivals such as; Didmarton bluegrass festival, Ely Folk Festival,, Crossover, festival, Cornish bluegrass festival, Fire In The Mountain, Maverick festival, Red Rooster festival, Wilderness, Citadel, Isle Of Wight, just to name a few!

The band consists of five fantastically talented young musicians from near and far, although most of them are now settled in the south east of the U.K.

They have recently added a new band member and have a new album which is to be launched on August 31.

Hubert Murray Hubert (vocals, guitar) is an extraordinary singer and guitarist from Galway, Ireland. Having cut his teeth on the Irish pub circuit for many years, he moved to London to perform is own beautifully crafted folk and blues songs. He discovered bluegrass music in 2011 and has since worked tirelessly on his musicianship, taking lessons from the leis of Grant Gordy, Courtney Hartmann, Michael Daves and David Grier. In a short time he has become one of the best bluegrass singBlers and guitar flatpickers in the country. When he is not playing with the Hot Rock Pilgrims, he performs with Irish/Bluegrass bad Lands End and his own Hubert Murray Band or as a solo artist singer songwriter.

Bruno Pichler Bruno Pichler(dobro) has studied the resophonic guitar for many years, taking lessons from his musical heroes, including Sally Van Meter, Rob Ikes, Mike Witcher, Andy Hall, Billy Cardine ad may others. Drawn towards music from an early age, he has played drums in a heavy metal band from the tender age of 10, electric bass in a blues band at 20 and nylon string guitar in the closet aged 30 before finally finding his calling as a dobro player in a bluegrass band. He is now a regular at bluegrass festivals and often visits the USA where he was recently placed 2nd in the prestigious Rockygrass Dobro contest in Colorado. When he is not performing, he spends most of his time working at his day job designing high-end laser scanning microscopes for neuroscience research.

Kieran Towers Welcome to the newest member of the Hot Rock Pilgrims! Kieran Towers originally halils from the lake district. Kieran is deeply rooted in Appalachian music and is well versed in both old-time and bluegrass fiddle styles. He has been very active in the UK scene for many years playing with acclaimed bands such as The Loose Moose Stringband and the Somers Bluegrass Band. Kieran has also performed with world renowned luminaries such as Rayna Gellert and Bruce Molskey and is the most recent winner of the FOATMAD old time fiddle competition. He is a magnificent fiddle player, an absolute powerhouse of talent.

Dan Edwards Dan (vocals, banjo, guitar) fell in love with the banjo when he was studying at the University of Teas at Austin. Since moving back to the UK, he has established himself on the London and Brighton muic scene as a well-renowned musician and a prolific teacher. When he is not on stage with the Hot Rock Pilgrims, he is gigging both nationally and internationally with The Ben Somers Band, and with Ben Paley’s Log Hill Ramblers.

Sam Rose Sam (double bass) was raised in Britain’s Bluegrass capital Helsby, under tutelage from Stuart and Russ Williams and has been a regular at the Bluegrass school, Sorefingers Summer School (which flies the top American bluegrass and old-time musicians over to teach bluegrass in the UK for a week) since he was 14 years young. He has recently graduated with a first-class honours in Guitar Performance (Bmus) from The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance in London. He is in high demand as a session musician and teacher as well as regularly performing with London electric rock outfit The Yacht Club.