Because this group does not have an internet presence, I have decided to create a web page in honour of their contributions to the Newfoundland and Labrador music, culture, and heritage.
Well, Kilkenny Krew has had a great run but all good things must come to an end - Reg departed due to work commitments; Al and Kurt departed and have pursued other interests.
Blaine Lambe is continuing on with the Kilkenny Krew and will be putting together a new show.
The Kilkenny Krew are a four-piece Celtic-Rock group based in St. John’s, with its members coming from all corners of da Rock. They’ve been entertaining audiences since 1999.
The band began as the “bar band” at Henry’s Haven
on George Street. They did not have a name, at first, and so they
held a “name the band” contest. The winning name was
“The Roving Gypsies”. They used this name for a few
weeks before deciding that the second place
The first member of the band was Blaine Lambe. He joined Henry's Haven’s headliner, Leigh Brockerville, to assist him as a two-piece duo for a few weekends. When Brockerville decided to take some time off, Al Samms was asked to stand in.
The third member to show up was Reg Edwards, as he joined Blaine and Al to play Bass and provide audio suggestions.
The final member of the group was Kurt Bambury. Kurt was "drafted" to play drums during a St. Patrick's Day gig.
The KILKENNY KREW are:
Reg Edwards, from Lawn, Burin Peninsula:
Kurt Bambury, from Pools Cove on the
Al Samms, from Port-aux-Basques:
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