Most hammered dulcimers on stage-ODPC Funfest
sets world record
EVART, MI, USA--During the 2009 Musical Funfest (also
known as ODPC
Funfest), 197 Dulcimer musicians played one time-setting
the world record for the Most
hammered dulcimers on stage The workshops are great and the stage
shows are the best, but it's the jammin' at a caliber that
can't be described that makes this event truly one-of-a-kind.
Photo: Pete Lascell (enlarge
There's a tradition of assembling all
hammered dulcimer players on stage for a pre-show event. The
2009 pre-show was led by Pennye Scheiber.
Hon. Eric Schmidt, the Mayor of Evart:"
The first of the festival campers arrive about June 1st
(more than a month before the official start.) This year (2009)
they had 564 campers. Most of them spent at least a full week
on the grounds."
The highest number of campers was 748 camping
units in 2001.
Tom Cruikshank from "Cruikshank
Sportswear" witnnesed the 2009 Evart Funfest (ODPC
Funfest) preshow "when the final count on and
around stage came to 197. It was an awesome site!" World record organizer Penny Scheiber
says:" We will attempt next year to beat this number!".