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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.

Gig List


Gig List

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. 

The last Thursday of every Month - The Fountain Consett open mic

Saturday 24th February - Private Party, Rockliffe Rugby Club, Whitley Bay (Sarah Lock)

Saturday 2nd March 2024 - Christening, The Demi, (Ashleigh Taylor)

Thursday 14th March - Derwent Manor, Private Party (Susan Burn)

Saturday 23rd March - Annfield Plain CC fundraiser. David Jones 

Thursday 28th March 2024 - Wedding, Runa Farm, Barnard Castle (Ami-Lea McCann)

Friday 29th March (Good Friday) - The Demi Consett Bar public gig

Sunday 31st March (Easter Sunday) - The Garage, Burnhope 4 pm Start

Thursday 4th April 2024 - Wedding Beamish Hall (Emily Rose) 

Friday 5th April - Derwent Manor Hotel

Thursday 25th April 2024 - Wedding, Emily Shepherd, le Petit Chateau

Friday 26th April 2024 - Wedding, Le Petit Chateau (Stacey Nicholson)

Saturday 4th May - Wedding - Gibside, Whickham (Christine Kemp)

Sunday 5th May - Christening (Stacey from Hays) 12.30-6pm 00400

Thursday 9th -13th May - no gigs all weekend 

Friday 17th May - Wolsingham Club

Saturday 18th May - Leadgate Cricket Club (Private Party for Kathryn)

Saturday 1st June - Private Party Castleside Club, Laura Tommo 

Sunday 2nd June - Consett Festival

Saturday 8th June - Private Party Blackhill Club, Bev Betty 50th 

Friday 14th-16th June - Dubfest 

Saturday 22nd June 2024 - Private party Consett FC (Jane) 

28th June 2024 - Wedding, South Causey (Rachel Daly)

Saturday 13th July - Kubix Festival

Thursday 25th July - Scoop Festival. 

Friday 26th July - Wedding. Elizabeth Haddon, farm in Consett 

25th-26th-27th-28th July scoop festival 

Friday 23-26th August - Derwent Fest 

Friday 30th August - El Pincho's Durham

Friday 6th September - The Derwent Manor Hotel

Saturday 7th September - The Arch Club, Stanley

Saturday 14th September 2024 - Wedding Provisional Hope

Sunday 15th September 2024 - Wedding, Lauren Michie, Le Petit Chateau

Friday 27th September - Wedding Beamish Hall, Marc Shipley 

Saturday 5th October - The Ox Inn Stanley (Louise)

Sunday 3rd November - Slayley Hall - Wedding (Alexandra Richardson)

Saturday 9th November - Leadgate Cricket Club

Saturday 16th November 2024 - New Monkey Club, New Kyo

Friday 29th November - Derwent Manor Hotel

Friday 13th December - El Pincho's Durham

Saturday 14th December - The Derwent Manor Hotel.

Thursday 26th Dec - The Horse and Groom Boxing Day Bash 

Tuesday 31st - Consett AFC NYE ticket party 

Wednesday 1st Jan - The Cricketers NYD party 

Friday 1st August 2025 - Wedding Cheryl and Ian, The Manor Hotel West Auckland. 

Saturday 6th September 2025 - Wedding Beamish Hall, Amy Craig plus disco. 

Sunday 7th September - Wolsingham Show (Sarah Harrison)

Wednesday 26th November 2025 - Wedding, Dalton Pump House, Jacqueline and Dan

Sunday 30th November 2025 - Wedding Derwent Manor, Adam Fearn.

Sunday 3rd May 2026 - Lana Slaley Hall, vows renewal 

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