Eltjo's Traditional Celtic Music Home - BUSKERS, [iss.16,2011-03-17].
[Photograph of band]

BUSKERS.

BUSKERS existed from 1984 until the autumn of 1995.
Note: this is not The Buskers = 2 Fureys + Davey Arthur.

BUSKERS was originally founded as "Neighbourhoodband" by Jan Postma, Wouter Kunz and Bert Pfeiffer.
Ger Rem, Robert Pfeiffer and Evert Koopman joined in soon afterwards.

BUSKERS was a band, playing vocal and instrumental Traditional Irish Music (and also some related music, like Scottish).
The band played songs and instrumentals, with an emphasis on the songs.

BUSKERS was a pure hobby band and the musicians played on a non-professional basis.

On 2002-04-13 we had a reunion concert in Noord-Scharwoude with the musicians of the last complete band together and organised by KILSHANNIG. It would be nice to organise a reunion of all members of BUSKERS and KILSHANNIG (if/when it is still possible).

The photograph shows BUSKERS in Fahamore, Co. Kerry, Ireland, 1992-08-03, photograph by Maria Postma.


Members of the Last Complete Band.

Ella Huisman
Piano accordion, silver flute, tin whistle, mandolin, bodhrán, vocal.
Member from before 1990 until the spring of 1995.
Rob Baas
guitar, vocal.
Member from before 1990 until 1995 (the end).
Immediately after BUSKERS he started "KILSHANNIG" together with Jan and Frans.
Frans Kouwets
guitar, bouzouki, tin whistle ,vocal.
Member from before 1990 until 1995 (the end).
Immediately after BUSKERS he started "KILSHANNIG" together with Jan and Rob.
Jan Postma
double bass, vocal.
Member from before 1990 until 1995 (the end).
Immediately after BUSKERS he started "KILSHANNIG" together with Rob and Frans.
Wouter Kunz
violin, vocal.
Member from 1984 (the start) until 1995 (the end).
Trix Hamming
Sound engineer.
Member from 1992 until the spring of 1995.
After BUSKERS she was musician in "Shannon" together with Eltjo.
Eltjo Toorn
Piano accordion, single row melodeon, tin whistle, mandolin.
Member from Jan. 1991 until May 1994.
Before BUSKERS he played with "Stendelaar" and after BUSKERS together with Trix in "Shannon".

Previous Members of the Band.

Ger Rem
guitar, vocal.
Robert Pfeiffer
guitar, banjo, vocal.
Bert Pfeiffer
guitar, vocal.
Sunny MacHinis
guitar, banjo, vocal.
Evert Koopman
vocal.

Recordings.

BUSKERS - Kilshannig (CD, BUFO 1001, 1993).
See also buskcd.txt for listing.
End 1992 and begin 1993 BUSKERS made a CD with the musicians of the last complete band.
It was named "Kilshannig" after the village in Ireland, where the musicians of the band spent their holiday in the summer of 1992.
For more information see the WWW site of Kilshannig: BUSKERS "Kilshannig" (samples of the CD can be downloaded in mp3).
It is a bit confusing: the band Kilshannig has the same name as the CD of BUSKERS.


Other Information.

Contact adress:
  • BUSKERS Irish Folk Music
    (Jan Postma),
    Lobeliastraat 198,
    1616 XP Hoogkarspel,
    Nederland,
    Tel.: 0228-563869,
    E-mail: kilshannig@wxs.nl
  • The band BUSKERS was the main activity of the liquidated "Vereniging Buskers Irish Folk Music".
    (Back) to author's [eltjo.org] Welcome page and his personal musician's [the musician] homepage [Eltjo's Traditional Celtic Music Home].
    For info about Traditional Celtic Music in Nederland see:
    Traditional Celtic Music & Dance in Nederland Traditional Celtic Music & Dance in Nederland.


    End of file http://huizen.dds.nl/~eltjot/buskers.htm, © 1996-2011 Eltjo Toorn, thanks to Bert Pfeiffer.