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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 17th July - The Old Mill Knitsley 

Sunday 18th July - The Horse and Groom castleside 

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

Weekend 30th July mighty Dubfest - no gigs 

Saturday 7th August 2021 - 18th Birthday at Castleside Village Hall

Sunday 8th August - The Derwent Manor family day 

Friday 13th August - The Jolly Drovers' Beer Garden

Friday 20th August - Lanchester Cricket Club Beer Festival.

Thursday 26th August - Wedding at Bowburn hall (David and Amy) 

Sunday 29th  August - The Horse And Groom Bank Holiday 

Tuesday 31st August - Wedding celebration Amy and Paul Redworth hall tbc 

Saturday 4th September - Consett Rugby Marquee Private party, Rachel 

Saturday 11th September - The Ox Inn, Stanley

Saturday 18th September - This is tomorrow festival, no gigs 

Saturday 25th September - The Top House, Stanley 4-6

Saturday 25th 7.30 -Leadgate Cricket Club, Hannah engagement 

Sunday 26th September - Scotch Arms, 5-8

Saturday 2nd October - Kubix Festival, no gigs 

Saturday 9th October - Ye Olde Earl Grey, New Kyo

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

Saturday 6th November - Castleside club, Reece Brown private party 

Friday 12th November - Knitsley Mill, Knitsley

Saturday 13th November - Crinnions, Lanchester

Saturday 11th December - Ye Olde Earl Grey, New Kyo

Saturday 18th December - The Top House, Stanley 4-6

Saturday 18th December - Crinnions, Lanchester

Sunday 26th December - 'The Horse & Groom Boxing Day Bash'

Friday 31st December- Consett AFC NYE bash (contact the club for tickets)

Saturday 1st January 2022 - The Cricketers, Blackhill

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

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

Thursday 17th March 2022 - Wedding lartington Hall, Ashleigh and Matt 

Sunday 24th April 2022 - Wedding South Causey, Becca 

Saturday 30th April 2022 - Wedding at Lumley Castle (Abbie)

Saturday 30th July 2022 - Wedding, Consett Rugby Club (Michael and Danielle)

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.