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International Night of a Thousand Fiddles

13727 Route 19


Next Date: Aug 31, 2019

Glenora Distillery, North America’s first single malt whisky distillery, located in Glenville, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada is pleased to announce the International Night of A Thousand Fiddles.

We would like to establish a world record of the most fiddles played on one night worldwide.

The event was inspired by the legendary fiddler and composer John MacDougall.  MacDougall, who passed away in 2008, used to play at the distillery but now may be better known as one of the most prolific composers of Scottish music. He is thought to have composed more than 38,000 pieces, sometimes as many as 65 tunes in a single day. This was in addition to his work repairing fiddles, tuning pianos, performing and teaching.

To participate and be a part of this historic event, play the tune “Fiddler’s Choice” (found via our website or Facebook page) or a reel of your choosing on the night of August 31, 2019 in your home or wherever is convenient. Then let us know you participated by emailing us at [email protected] or by posting your picture or short video on this page or on other social media using the hashtag #Nightof1000Fiddles

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