Musicians sought for “world’s biggest ceilidh band”

Stonehaven Folk Festival organisers are appealing for members of a world record ceilidh band. PIC: Contributed.
Stonehaven Folk Festival organisers are appealing for members of a world record ceilidh band. PIC: Contributed.
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Musicians are being sought to break the world record for the biggest ceilidh band this summer.

More than 250 musicians are needed to take the title, with the attempt being staged by Stonehaven Folk Festival to mark its 30th anniversary.

Strings, flutes, guitars, mouthies, reeds and bodhrans are all needed for the challenge on July 6.

“To make sure there is no fiddling with the numbers, the event will be photographed, videoed and witnessed to conform to the requirements of Guinness World Records,” a spokesman for the folk club said.

The band will play three dance sets with dancers from Scottish Culture and Traditions to take to the stage at the concert, which will be staged at Mackie Academy.

Musicians wishing to take part can find the music for the concert and a link to register at www.stonehavenfolkfestival.co.uk