The younger brother of influential accordion player Seamus Begley, Brendan Begley is as much a master of traditional Irish accordion playing. Begley showcased his talents on the albums Seana Choirce, released in 1987, and We Won't Go Home 'Til Morning, released ten year later. He has played guest musician on albums by the Chieftains and the Boys of the Lough and hosts a traditional music programme on Irish-language television. Together with flute player Paul McGrattan, fiddler Paul O'Shaughnessy, and bouzouki player Noel O'Grady, Begley is a member of Beginish, an Irish superband formed in 1996. In a review of a performance by Beginish, the Belfast Telegram wrote, "The peerless singing of Brendan Begley literally breathed new life into that well-worn Donegal standard, The Rose of Arranmore. Irish music doesn't get much better than this."