The Sturdy Beggars play Irish traditional songs and tunes and feature some of best musicians from Manchester’s Irish community.
The core line-up is:
Seamus Curley: vocal, guitar
Mat Walklate: flute, harmonica, whistle, uilleann pipes, vocal
Andrew Dinan: fiddle
We often work as a bigger band with Cormac Byrne: bodhran and Anthony Haller: double bass and we can add any other traditional instruments as required.
The band has played at countless weddings and other functions over the past five years and on many occasions we employ the services of the North-West’s best caller, Ralph Smethurst to organise traditional country dancing. Ralph never fails to fill the dance floor, especially at weddings.