The Beggars – Handmade, Acoustic  Australian music

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The Beggars are Renee Donaghey, Stuart Day and Quinton Dunne, their distinct
Australian sound has taken them to the top of the European country music
charts and onto the stages of Europe and Australia’s festivals and theatres.

Quinton and Stuart spent many years on Australia’s long highways touring the
country with music and theatre shows; they returned to Adelaide, met Renee
and formed The Beggars


Renee Donaghey: [vocals, guitar] born on the family farm in Esperance,
Western Australia. Hard times forced her family off the land and she moved
to Adelaide. She has a crystal clear voice that rings out with the sound of
folk and roots music
Quinton Dunne: [vocals, double bass] from the green hills of Ireland via
London to the wide brown land of Australia where he has played with great
artists including The Seekers.
Stuart Day: [vocals, guitars, fiddle, mandolin harmonica] born in sunny
Queensland and grew up in rainy Mt Gambier in the South East of South
Australia, He is a highly regarded, ARIA nominated instrumentalist, composer
and producer.


download the pdf  Australian Songbook One Sheet 2012

“While listening to the compact songs you immediately think of greats like GRAM PARSONS, VAN MORRISON, JOHNNY CASH, or the FAIRPORT CONVENTION.” – musikreviews.de 2010

“World-class musicians” – rocktimes.de 2010

“Super Australian band Renee Donaghey is a genius.” – Bote der urschweiz Lucerne. Feb 2008. [Switzerland]

“Her voice leaves no doubt, perfect.”-  HAZ Feb 2008 [Germany]

“Stunning self penned song that has already achieved top 10 chart success throughout Europe”. – The Latest News Oct 2007 [Australia]

“10/10 I have always said that there’s some great music coming from the land down under and this is a fine example!!” – Metrocountry May 2007 [UK]

“As individuals they all sing brilliantly, but then, when they sing their song together, it’s amazing!” – Adelaide Bands Oct 2005 [Australia]

The Beggars are:

Renee Donaghey[Guitar and vocals] Her crystal clear voice rings out with the sound of roots and Country music.

Quinton Dunne [Stand up bass] recorded and toured with many chart topping artists from the big smoke to tiny Aboriginal outposts.

Stuart Day [multi instrumentalist] a prolific songwriter.

Special Guest Trev Warner is a multi instrumentalist, Golden Guitar and national banjo title winner.


Australian Songbook CD 2011

The Banjo Song Single 2009

Desert Flower CD 2009

Kangaroo single 2008

Its Not You single 2007

Preacher I Have Sinned single 2007

Beggars CD  2006

The Beggars are supported by Arts SA.

3 thoughts on “About

    • There is a tour in Nov/Dec 2012 that takes in 15 theatres from Cairns to the Gold Coast there is also a tour under development for May 2013 so far there are dates in Pt Macquarie and Sydney.

  1. I heard them today (20/4/18) at Willow Grove. Superb musicianship, individually and in combination. Impeccable timing, tight performance. Fluid programme, with democratic presentation and a wholesome sense of humour.
    A morning well spent.

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