Mandolin record makes the news

The projected new Guinness Book World Record for Largest Mandolin Ensemble, set yesterday at the Old Fiddler’s Convention at Felt’s Park in Galax, VA, was celebrated by WSLS television, the NBC affiliate station in Roanoke, about 2.5 hours away.

A crush of local media was on hand for the record attempt, with reports airing on a number of regional television and radio stations, with coverage appearing in several newspapers as well.

Here’s the WSLS story, capturing some of the sights and sounds from the Galax festival, which regularly draws 40,000 pickers and listeners to this Blue Ridge Mountain community of roughly 7,000 residents.

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John Lawless

John had served as primary author and editor for The Bluegrass Blog from its launch in 2006 until being folded into Bluegrass Today in September of 2011. He continues in that capacity here, managing a strong team of columnists and correspondents.