Theo Burghouts

Theo Burghouts, bouzouki and guitar.Theo has been playing guitar since he Was 13. His first guitar was bought at probably the first guitarshop in Volendam, De Oeteboet. Theo was very inspired by the guitar playing of Neil Young, Leo Kottke and Harry Sacksioni. His first experience with Irish music was way back in the seventies, when he discovered the music of Planxty, De Dannan, and The Bothy Band, but also the dutch music bands Fungus and Wolverlei. After buying an old Greek bouzouki he decided that this was his instrument. He is very much influenced by Alec Finn, Donal Lunny and both Michael Holmes and Brian McDonagh of Dervish. Theo played together with Piet for 20 years with the Edam-Volendam band ‘Emerald’. With this band he recorded his first cd, Gems. In the late 1990′s, he met Ron and Jim and joined Coracle for some gigs in Germany. He’s been with Coracle ever since. Theo can often be seen playing in sessions in Mulligan’s in Amsterdam. He can also be heard on the Dolmen CD ‘Poulnabrone’. Theo also plays wIth Malin and Bound for the Waves.