• 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

  • They did it – congratulations Galax!

    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

  • A Reminder – Mandolin record attempt at Galax

    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

  • Tara’s 2014 Galax report

    This report, with videos and photos, is a contribution from our occasional correspondent, Tara Linhardt, a veteran of many weeks at Galax. Well, we just finished the 79th Galax Old Fiddler’s Convention, and once again it has offered a huge number of hot bluegrass

  • John Goad does Galax 2014

    Here's an eyewitness report from the 2014 Old Fiddlers' Convention in Galax, VA, created by our Special Bluegrass Correspondent. It's like you were there.   If you've not yet seen the winner's list, you can read it here.

  • Galax 2013 winners posted

    The many winners at the 2013 Old Fiddlers' Convention in Galax, VA have been posted online. They were actually announced in the wee hours of Sunday morning, at roughly 2:00 a.m., but are now available for all to see. This annual