Per becomes a father
Thursday January 2, 2003
King Laoghaire continue to populate the world... On January 1, the bands tin whistle and banjo player Per became a father. Per's girlfriend Anna gave birth to a fine healthy boy who's going to be named Noam.
Former King Laoghaire member dies
Monday October 1, 2001
King Laoghaire are in mourning after receiving the sad news that former member Leif Andersson suddenly died in his home on Sunday September 30. The cause of death is unknown.
Leif was part of the very first line-up of the band. An accomplished guitar player, he went hoboing across Ireland with Peter in 1991. A journey which should prove crucial in the formation of the group King Laoghaire.
Although leaving the band in 1995, just before the start of the recording of the album Courtin' the Ginger Lady, he still appeared as a guest musician on a number of tracks. Leif also used to sit in with the band on occasional live gigs.
A great friend and musician is gone. He is going to be sadly missed but never forgotten.
Leif Andersson was 38 years old.
Is this the reason Berne left the band?
Sunday October 24, 1999
Is it a Leprechaun? Is it an extremist?? Or is it just a humble press photographer trying to do his job?
Well, take a look at the picture and judge for yourself. That's the Swedish King, Carl Gustaf, at his yearly moose hunt on the Hunneberg mountain. But who's the wild eyed, mysterious creature behind him to the right?
It's former King Laoghaire fiddle player Berne Strömberg, and the truth is that he is just doing his job as a photographer for local newspaper ELA. When we first saw this picture, we thought that Berne had been imprisoned for attacking the King. But now we know that he left King Laoghaire for completely different reasons.
How the hunt turned out is another story.