Tag: Tara Linhardt

Rules change snares Galax mando record attempt

| October 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

Tara Linhardt, the driving force behind the two recent Guinness Book of World Record attempts for the largest mandolin ensemble during recent Old Fiddlers Conventions in Galax, VA, has released a forlorn statement on their most recent quest. It seems that a more severe interpretation of […]


Kids Academy at Gettysburg 2015

| August 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Frank Baker shared this gallery from The Kids Academy at the August Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival, held earlier this month. And he’s not done yet!


They did it – congratulations Galax!

| August 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

Well done Old Fiddler’s Convention attendees in Galax, VA! This afternoon they once again set the Guinness World Record for Largest Mandolin Ensemble with 491 musicians. At this point, the count is still unofficial but organizer Tara Linhardt tells us that they handily beat the existing […]


A Reminder – Mandolin record attempt at Galax

| June 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

Our friend (and occasional correspondent) Tara Linhardt has asked us to remind everyone about the Guinness World Record attempt for Largest Mandolin Ensemble, set to be held during the Old Fiddlers Convention in Galax, VA in August. Regular readers may recall that Tara organized an […]


Buy a song for Nepal from The Mountain Music Project

| May 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

Tara Linhardt has teamed up with Tim O’Brien, Abigail Washburn, and the Mountain Music Project in an effort to raise badly needed funds for the people in the mountains of Nepal who have been devastated by recent earthquakes in the Himalayan communities just north of India. […]


Mando record to be recaptured at Galax ’15?

| October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

It’s official. A second attempt will be made in August 2015 to return the Guinness World Record for Largest Mandolin Ensemble to the United States during the Galax Old Fiddlers Convention. A group under the direction of Tara Linhardt set a new record at Galax […]


In which Tara journeys north to Joe Val

| February 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

This first-timer’s overview of the 2013 Joe Val festival is a contribution from Tara Linhardt, noted mandolinist, instructor, filmmaker and Guinness World Record holder. Tara also took the many photos which accompany this piece. I decided to broaden my horizons and try some new festivals […]


Tell Tale Heart video from Cold Chocolate

| January 29, 2013 | 3 Comments

The Boston area’s prime bluegrass event, The Joe Val Bluegrass Festival, is coming up in a few weeks and a lot of folks in the northeast are making preparations to attend. We’ll have a correspondent/photographer there for the first time this year (Tara Linhardt), who […]


NCBS Film Festival to screen The Porchlight Sessions

| January 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Porchlight Sessions, produced by Nashville and Los Angeles documentary filmmaker Anna Schwaber, will be screened in Redwood City on Sunday, January 27, as part of a free afternoon bluegrass film program. The Northern California Bluegrass Society will present the NCBS International Bluegrass Music Museum […]


Galax mandolin record confirmed

| November 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

We have learned from Tara Linhardt that the attempt to break the record for the largest mandolin ensemble at the 2012 Old Fiddlers Convention in Galax has been certified by Guinness as the new world mark. On August 7, 2012 she and her team of […]