THE BEGGAR BOYS, who take their name from an old English country dance tune, have been performing together since 2001. They embody the living tradition of folk music, playing everything from traditional tunes of Ireland and Scotland to New England sea shanties to historically informed 17th and 18th century works from the British Isles and colonial America. They also focus on new music in the traditional vein, including original songs and tunes composed by the members of the band. The Beggar Boys’ first CD, The Darkest Midnight: A Celtic Nativity, featuring the vocals of New Zealand native Jayne Tankersley, was released in 2004. Celtic Beat Magazine said of the album “masterful… proof of consummate musicianship – these people are deep!” Their second recording, Salem’s Musick, featuring songs and dances from colonial Massachusetts, was released in 2006 and has been called “lush and revealing” by The Boston Globe. In 2009, Abigail Lennox and The Beggar Boys were featured as part of A Carolina Christmas from Biltmore Estate with Kathy Mattea, produced by WDAV 89.9 fm and aired on National Public Radio affiliate stations across the country. WDAV produced and released the band’s fourth recording, The Night The Word Was Born, in 2012.
Join us for our 2016 Celtic Christmas Concerts in
Seattle, Everett, and Kent, Washington.
Details and tickets available HERE