Who are Galley Beggar?

Six musicians who hail from Kent and London, Galley Beggar are a new folk band of people who grew up obsessed with an old sound.

Taking inspiration from the likes of Fairport Convention, Pentangle and Led Zeppelin’s acoustic explorations, Galley Beggar’s music sets out to imagine the next phase of English Folk Rock. 

Their live performances bring the intensity of a rock band to electric folk and include plenty of instrument changes as they move from music found within the collections of Cecil Sharp and Francis Child through to electrified psychedelic freakouts. Harmony vocals, electric and acoustic guitars, mandolin, violin, recorder, bass and drums make up the sound of Galley Beggar.