Watch: North-east musicians attempt to break Guinness World Record for largest ceilidh band

A attempt to break the world record for the largest ever ceilidh band has been made by two north-east charities.

Aberdeen University-based charity Scottish Culture and Traditions Association (SC&T), and Stonehaven Folk Festival gathered 288 musicians of all ages and levels of experience to play a range of instruments at the assembly.

Video and pictures: Stonehaven Folk Festival

They were required to perform three dances lasting five minutes each in order to be eligible for the Guinness World Record.

SC&T, which offers classes in traditional music, song and dance, had been planning the challenge for more than a year and selected the pieces that would be performed.

The dances were led by ceilidh tutor Lynn Saunders, and included the Gay Gordons, a Canadian barn dance and Strip The Willow.

The event took place in Mackie Academy in Stonehaven on Friday, where adjudicators were present to witness the attempt and count all participants.

The group will hear from Guinness World Records in due course to confirm that all criteria were met.

When you know you’re world record holders!

Posted by Stonehaven Folk Festival on Tuesday, 10 July 2018

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Source:: Evening Express – All articles

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