Tag: Tara Linhardt

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 […]


Still more from the Guinness record at Galax

| August 8, 2012 | 1 Comment

We finally caught up with Tara Linhardt, who spearheaded yesterday’s successful Guinness World Record attempt for the largest mandolin ensemble at the Old Fiddlers Convention in Galax, VA. She tells us that while they made it over the top, beating the previous record of 383 […]


Guinness record broken at Galax

| August 7, 2012 | 3 Comments

Hats off to Tara Linhardt, whose dream of breaking the Guinness World Record for the largest mandolin ensemble was realized this afternoon at the Old Fiddlers Convention in Galax, VA. The previous record of 383 was held by a German aggregation, and it seems wholly […]


Guinness mandolin record attempt at Galax 2012

| April 13, 2012 | 3 Comments

Attention Galax mandolin contestants! An attempt has been scheduled for August 7 at 2:00 p.m. (EDT) to break the Guinness World Record for the largest mandolin ensemble during the 2012 Old Fiddler’s Convention in Galax, VA. They will be seeking to break the previous record […]


The Mountain Music Project available on CD/DVD

| March 6, 2012 | 1 Comment

We’ve posted several times about The Mountain Music Project, a documentary film which covers a musical journey of discovery from Appalachia to Nepal. The project follows a pair of Virginia pickers, Tara Lindhart and Danny Knicely, as they travel through the mountains of Nepal seeking and […]


Mountain Music Project on Kickstarter

| November 17, 2011 | 1 Comment

We’ve mentioned The Mountain Music Project several times over the past few years, specifically the film they shot in Nepal five years ago. Project principals Danny Knicely and Tara Linhardt visited Nepal in 2006 as part of a cross-cultural adventure to carry Appalachian music to […]