The four surviving members of the “Beggarmen” folk group are back together to mark the tenth anniversary of Peter Kelly, their leader’s death on Friday 9th September.
Peter was a man of many talents. His prowess as a graphic artist is evident by the logos he produced for the Irish center of which he was secretary. His passion however was Irish music: he founded the “Beggarmen” in 1970, started the local Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann in 1972 and even danced with Tyneside Irish Dancers in festivals across Europe.
Original members of the band for the reunion are:
Alan Atkinson (Guitar/ Vocals)
Peter Desmond (Guitar/ Vocals/ Bodhrán)
Johnny Walker (Banjo/ Vocals)
Tony Corcoran (Fiddle)
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