In 2016, The Beggarmen celebrate their fifteenth year as one of the region’s best Irish music ensembles.   Since their first performance at a small pub in Iowa, the band has gone on to headline at folk festivals and concert halls throughout the Midwest, greeting audiences with their unique style of Irish folk music.  

 

Critics have said

 

-  “This Iowa City-based quartet are experts with their craft and wield their instruments with the confidence that comes only with ability,” Catherine L. Tully – Celtic MP3 Music Magazine

 

- “The Beggarmen combine technical precision with a sense of playfulness,” Kent Williams – The Little Village

 

- “The ensemble playing is organic, buoyant and graceful,” Jim Musser – Iowa City Press Citizen.

 

-“The Beggarmen are out to change the way people listen to Celtic Music.  And they’re doing it right.” - Marc Gunn of Celtic MP3 Music Magazine