Who knew you could hold a world record for simply showing up at the Old Fiddler’s Convention in Galax, VA?
These folks did! On August 7th they showed up in force mandolins a pickin’.
The previous record was 383 players in Bürgstadt, Germany in 2005. Tara Linhardt announced to the crowd that a total of 389 mandolin players participated in the four songs played. This exceeded the previous record by six players. The record is not in the books yet, Guinness has to review the results before it is official.
Congratulations! And, thank goodness those weren’t banjos.
Keep posted to their fb page to find out if Guiness gives them the nod.