Finalists in ‘Fiddles and Faeries’ competition announced

Minnesota, Donegal, Aberdeenshire, Connecticut, London – these were just some of the diverse cities and regions from which musicians entered the inaugural ‘Fiddles and Faeries’ competition, part of a proposed Guinness Book of World Records fiddle-playing project. And the ages and backgrounds of musicians also differed greatly. They included a 12-year-old schoolgirl; a retiree from…

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New Fiddle Playing Competition

Open To Everyone In advance of the ‘Fiddles and Faeries’ Guinness World Record Breaking Event to take place later this year in Donegal, we are delighted to organise a fun online fiddle-playing competition open to everyone regardless of their country of origin. Judges will then make their decision in April on a single winner, who will…

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Sadly, Covid 19 restrictions delays world records fiddle-playing event 

Due to restrictions imposed by the Government in view of the spread of the Omicron variant of Covid 19 an attempt in the Gaeltacht to break six fiddle-playing Guinness World Records has been delayed. Organisers of the Event both in Ireland and abroad are sad to announce their decision but feel that peoples’ health and…

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New Year Eve Guinness World Records event supports victims of debilitating genetic condition known as Donegal amy

Known scientifically as ‘the T60A mutation,’ it’s destroying lives throughout Donegal, and beyond. Thought to originate along a 15-mile stretch of coastline in the northwestern Irish county, it is associated with hATTR amyloidosis, colloquially called ‘Donegal Amy,’ a genetic condition that progressively debilitates its victims leading to a deteriorating quality of life and loss of…

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