Beggars Row were first formed in 1997 especially for the Culross Festival by Bob Ferguson. By the summer of 1998 Beggar Row 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. Quite a feat with not a drop of vodka in sight (not too much anyway).
The band roam around on and off stage as part of a highly energetic performance. The band continued to develop 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.
Over the past few years Beggars Row have been billed with many well known names on the folk music scene. The have acted as support to the Dubliners and Run Rig. In 2009 they are appearing at the fabulous and scenic Loch Lomond Folk Festival where the band are one of the support acts to none other than Capercaillie.