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The perfect band for weddings, fetivals and pub gigs.

Who are the Buskers?

Having met at the Horse and Groom pub in Castleside at the pub's Open Mic night (which inspired the duo's name), The Buskers formed in January 2009 in order to play a gig for a mutual friend. The pair are competent musicians and are focused on ensuring audiences have a great time, with many people being astounded at the size of the sound generated from two musicians.

The duo have clocked up several pub gigs over the years, the pair now perform mainly at weddings and private functions. Audience reactions suggest there hasn't been a single bad gig to date. Check them out an you'll see why.

Special thanks to Darren Dixon Photography for the use of his brilliant photos.

Tony Gilson

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Tony sings and plays guitar (6 and 12-string) in The Buskers.

Barrie McDermid

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Barrie sings and plays guitar and mandolin in The Buskers.

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Gig List


Gig List

***Important information regarding Covid-19***

Some of the bookings below are subject to weather conditions.  It's important that you check our Facebook page for updates, or ring the venue before embarking on longer journeys. 

Saturday 10th Oct - Private party The horse and Groom 

Saturday 7th November - Ye Olde Earl Grey, New Kyo

Thursday 12th November - The Horse & Groom Open Mic

Saturday 21st November - The top house Stanley 3pm 

Thursday 26th November - The Fountain Open Mic

Saturday 5th December - Private Party (Consett Rugby Club) Jackie

Thursday 10th December - The Horse & Groom Open Mic

Saturday 12th December 2020 - Romag Xmas party venue TBC Kara Goldsmith

Friday 18th December - The Grey Horse Consett

Thursday 15th April - Wedding (Paul & Amy)

Friday 7th May 2021 - Wedding at south Causey (Sarah and Daz)

Weekend of 28th May, this is tomorrow festival, no gigs

Weekend of 18th June, mighty dubfest, no gigs

Weekend of 3rd/4th July - Kubix Festival - no gigs

Monday 12th July 2021- Wedding at Healey Barn (Dave and Nicola)

Thursday 15th July 2021 - Wedding at Bowburn Hall (David and Amy

Saturday 24th July 2021 - Wedding at Derwent Manor (TBC Leanne & Thomas)

Saturday 31st July, 2021 - Wedding at South Causey (Becky)

Saturday 4th September 2021 - Wedding at the Black Horse, Beamish (Sam & Louise)

Saturday 2nd October - Blackhill Club (Maxine)

Friday 22nd October 2021 - Wedding at Derwent Manor (Phil Clarke)

Sunday 28th November 2021 - Wedding at Derwent Manor (Kev Blackwood) 

Sunday 2nd January 2022 - Wedding at Derwent Manor (Sharnie and Matty)

Friday 21st January 2022 - Wedding at Derwent Manor (Nicky Curran)

Friday 30th December 2022 - Wedding at Derwent Manor (Ashleigh Jane Harrison)

Friday 24th February 2023 - Wedding at Derwent Manor (Paul Morgan 0500000 email)

As always, please check with the venue before embarking on long journeys.