About – The Beggarmen

In 2011 The Beggarmen celebrated their tenth 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




The Beggarmen

The Beggarmen are an Iowa City-based quintet of traditional Celtic musicians comprised of Jose’ Manaligod, Keith Reins, Brad Pouleson, and Joseph and Tara Dutcher.

The Beggarmen find their roots in the traditional music of Ireland and other Celtic regions. Brad Pouleson and Jose’ Manaligod supplement the rich variety of traditional tunes with their own original music. All of the Beggarmen lend their voices as well as their fine playing to the mix.

You can find the Beggarmen performing all over Iowa and Chicagoland. Their album “I Shall” was released June 5th, 2005 and is now available online at Our Iowa City Beggarfans can find the album at a number of independent stores, including Textiles and the Artisan’s Gallery in Iowa City and West Music in Coralville.

The Beggarmen are also available for weddings and special events. E-mail for more details: [email protected]

Photo by Paula Bradbury

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