Courtin' the Ginger Lady
King Laoghaire is a group of six people who share a mutual interest in traditional Irish/Scottish ballads and dance music. Based in Vänersborg, Sweden, the band first started in 1991 as an acoustic experiment in a rock bands regular repertoire. In early 1992 the acoustic side of the group had taken over. This soon led to the bands first release in 1993, Some Irish Stew. The band has toured extensively in Scandinavia and the last couple of years they teamed up with dance groups from Stockholm in an annual show called Celtic Night. Courtin' the Ginger Lady is the bands second CD, released in 1996. It contains mainly Irish traditional songs which represents their favourites at the time. Influences are among others The Dubliners, Clancy Brothers, The Corries, The Pogues and Silly Wizard. The band on this recording: Peter Andersson: tenor banjo & vocals Björn Lindgren: guitar Martin Rahmberg: guitar & vocals Berne Strömberg: fiddle, mandolin & vocals Henrik Wüst: bass & vocals The line-up as of today: Martin Rahmberg: guitar & vocals Peter Andersson: tenor banjo, mandolin & vocals P-O Johansson: accordion Per Andersson: tin whistle & banjo Gjert Magnusson: bass, fiddle, button accordion & concertina Björn Lindgren: guitar & mandolin.