Premiere at New Paths Music in Beverly, Yorkshire

The Pilgrim Rabbit Walks the Westwood

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James Turnbull (oboe) and Libby Burgess (piano) give the premiere of this newly commissioned work inspired by the strange medieval scupture on St Mary’s Church Beverly. Where is the rabbit going and what is reason for the trip? More on the Festival here https://www.newpathsmusic.com

The meaning of the Pilgrim Rabbit has given rise to speculation - and was he the inspiration for Lewis Carroll’s White Rabbit in Alice in Wonderland? There is a rather wonderful study by Hannah Rice, archivist and digital heritage artist which includes detailed 3D images of the Pilgrim Rabbit available here https://hdoesheritage.wordpress.com/2016/04/22/the-pilgrim-rabbit-st-marys-church-beverley/

Is this the Pilgrim Rabbit?

Is this the Pilgrim Rabbit?