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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

***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. 

The last Thursday of every Month - The Fountain Consett Open Mic

Friday 28th January - The Derwent Walk Ebchester 

Friday 18th February - The Clock, Stanley

Friday 25th February - El Pincho Durham 7pm start 

Saturday 5th March - Crinnions Lanchester 

Friday 11th March - The Burton House, Burnopfield

Saturday 12th March - Ye Olde earl Grey, West Kyo

Thursday 17th March - Wedding Wakefield, Ashleigh and Matt 

Saturday 19th March - Castleside Club Private Party, Hope and Dan engagement 

Friday 8th April - Wedding Bowburn Hall, Sophie and Liam 

Firday 15th April (Good Friday) - The Horse & Groom Castleside

Saturday 30th April - Hen party, Lumley Castle (Abbie)

Friday 6th May - The Ox Inn, Stanley

Saturday 7th May -The Cricketers, Blackhill

Friday 20th May - The Old Mill Knitsley outdoor event 

Saturday 21st May - Private (Garden) Party, Danielle Harrison 

Thursday 2nd June - Wedding Derwent Manor, Dave Ledger 

Saturday 11th June - The Garage Bar and Grille Burnhope 

Saturday 25th June - Party Castleside club, David Shaw 

Saturday 9th July - Ye Olde Earl Grey, West Kyo

Friday 15th July - Wedding at South Causey, Sarah and Steven 

Friday 22nd July - The Old Mill Knitsley, outdoor event 

Saturday 23rd July - Wedding, Knitsley Mill (Sarah Lou)

Saturday 30th July - Wedding, Consett Rugby Club (Michael and Danielle)

Saturday 20th August - Castleside Club (Miranda)

Saturday 3rd September - Crinnion’s, Lanchester 

Saturday 8th October - Private party Blackhill Club Alison McGovern 50th 

Saturday 15th October - Broom Mill Farm, Bishop Auckland

Saturday 22nd October - Private Birthday Party The Demi, Julie Malpass. 

Saturday 5th November -The Cricketers, Blackhill

Friday 11th November - The Ox Inn Stanley

Saturday 12th November - Wedding at Derwent Manor, Ash and Suzanne 

Saturday 26th November - Crinnion's, Lanchester

Friday 9th December - The Clock, Stanley

Saturday 10th December - Crinnion's, Lanchester

Monday 26th December - The Horse And Groom Boxing Day Bash

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

Saturday 31st December - Consett FC NYE party - tickets only 

Sunday 1st January 2023 - The Cricketers Blackhill NYD party 

Friday 17th February 2023 - wedding at Slaidburn village hall Clitheroe, Ray EK’S 

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

Saturday 18th March 2023 - Wedding at Woodmans whickham Jeff + disco 0700000

Thursday 3rd August 2023 - Wedding at Le Petit Chateau (Darren McKinney)

Thursday 17th August 2023 - Wedding at Doxford Barns (Craig Walton)

Thursday 14th September 2023 - Wedding, South Causey Inn, Natasha

Friday 22nd September 2023 - Wedding, Black Horse Beamish (Gavin Birkbeck)

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