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Beggars Row were first formed in 1997 especially for the Culross Festival by Bob Ferguson, disbanded later that year and reformed with a new line up early in 1998.


By the summer of that year the Beggars went to Russia with overwhelming success and three more tours followed. The last one involved twenty three concerts in twenty one days as well as TV shows and several press conferences.


Since then there have been some personnel changes though Bob, Gus and David remain from the original line up as founder members.

Below are some of the Festivals and Venue Beggars Row have performed at over the years

Skagen festival, Denmark
Loch Lomond festival, Scotland
Over the Wall Festival, Caernarvon
Stonehaven Festival, Scotland
Killin Folk Festival, Scotland
Mauchline Festival, Scotland
Callander festival, Scotland
Broadstairs festival, England
Canterbury Theatre, England
Newton Aycliffe Festival, England
Maiden City Festival, Ireland
KIlkeel festival, Ireland
East Kilbride Theatre, Scotland
Harbour Arts Centre, Scotland
Glasgow City Hall, Scotland
Nevis Centre, Scotland
Paisley Beer festival, Scotland
Houston Beer festival, Scotland
Egursund festival, Norway
Labadoux festival, Belguim
Hasselt Festival, Belguim
Blairgowrie festival, Scotland
Strib Festival, Denmark
Sneek Festival, Holland
Moscow Highland Games, Russia
House of artists, Moscow, Russia
Norvey Centre, Moscow, Russia
British Embassy, Moscow, Russia
House of Journalists, Moscow, Russia
Planet Hollywood, Moscow, Russia
Sokorniki Park open air Festival, Moscow, Russia
Leewarden Celtic night, Holland
Zwolle Celtic night, Holland
Glasgow Marathon, Scotland
Theatre DE Tamboer, Holland
Theatre Rondeel, Holland
Aalten Country Fair, Holland
Stonevalley Folk Club, Holland
Silkeborg Viseverse Club, Denmark
Kulturhuset Pavillonnen, Denmark
Culross Festival, Scotland
Bornholms Musikhus, Denmark
Lindenboom Hotel, Texel, Holland

Early in 2000 Neil joined and has become the anchor on stage as the rest of the band roam around on and off stage as part of a highly energetic performance.


The act continued to develop into more of a show during further tours of Norway, Holland, Denmark, Belgium and Ireland. By the time Ricky joined as percussionist Beggars Row were selling out at Concerts and Festivals and building a fiercely loyal fan base.

Many of the Beggars Row fans travel hundreds of miles to see the band playing.


Now when The Beggars are playing they are often always billed as the best live Celtic Band from Scotland.

We hope that in ten or twenty years from now this Biography will be a lot longer and our friendship and music will still be playing for you for a lot longer than one can imagine.


Telephone enquiries 0044 (0)141 884 3153

We would like to express or gratitude to Bent & Peter from Art and Music in Denmark for their continued faith in Beggars Row by continuing to secure prestigious venues for us in Denmark.
We are proud to be represented by Art and Music who also represent Fairport Convention, Ralph McTell, Magna Carta and other greats in the Folk Music world.

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