The “WAMBO” CD: an acoustic collection with a slightly Celtic feel.
In 2007, Kevin Bulmer recorded and released a three-song CD in recognition of the town of Wallaceburg, Ontario and the annual Wallaceburg Antique Motor and Boat Outing (WAMBO). The project marked his return to music after seven years.
Kevin has deep family roots in Wallaceburg and Chatham Kent area. His great-grandfather, Edward Hystead, was a worker in the early years at the glass factory. His photo and profile were on display at the Glass Gallery exhibit at the local museum. Kevin’s father, John Bulmer, is in the sports Hall of Fame with two different teams while his grandfather, Murray Newkirk – a one-time Executive of the Wallaceburg Kiltie Band – lived in the town until he passed away at age 95.
“I think it would be fair to say that my Grandpa Newkirk started all this without really intending to,” Bulmer said. “He loves this community. Being an enthusiast of all the river traffic, he was intensely proud of WAMBO. And for me, it (WAMBO) is the best current example I’ve seen of why he loves this place so much, as it tells us a great deal about the way the town once was, what it still is and what it can be again.”
- Wallaceburg 4:15
- Glass 3:10
- I Remember 4:05