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Guinness Book of Records – BodhránWorld founder Kevin Kelly has now appeared in Guinness Book of Records for staging the world’s Largest Bodhrán Drumming Ensemble with 980 drummers.
The event was hailed a huge success by St Patrick’s Corporate Lansdowne Lunch participants.With 980 registered players the delighted Derry-man has the record now officially recorded.
“It’s great to see it now officially recorded . I taught the Corporate audience a basic REEL Rhythm, they truly got into the spirit of the challenge, the energy and sound in the Exhibition Centre Ballroom was truly amazing, Beat that” said Kevin. 980 Corporate guests drummed simultaneously for five minutes to capture the record.
This record is now in the Guinness Book Of Records, under Human Achievements -Team Efforts
The Derry-born musician now lives in Sydney and is regularly in Ireland performing and running team-building drumming events.
Kevin has recorded seven albums and performed live at Glastonbury (UK), Woodford (Aus) and Hyde Park. His recent Bodhran DVD is sponsored by Tourism Ireland.
Kevin Kelly is the Founder of BodhranWorld and has been playing and teaching the Bodhran since his early twenties. Kevin has been performing to audiences for nearly two decades. This Derry Born Musician grew up in the heart of the Sperrin Mountains where local traditional music greatly influenced his style of Bodhran playing. Kevin has established himself as a renowned Bodhran player and teacher.
‘Kevin Kelly is a hard-working creative and dedicated musician. He has a deep knowledge of percussion in particular, has worked at countless live events, records and films. ‘
Jim Moginie (Midnight Oil)
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Kevin is in demand at festivals and conferences internationally and teaches the Bodhran to everyone, from top-level executives at corporate team-building days, to preschoolers (Drumkins). He is currently in the Guinness Book of Records for holding the largest drumming ensemble (980 people), and has five albums to his name.
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