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Ri Ra Irish Pub sets Guinness World Record for nonstop live music

Guinness World Record Attempt At Ri Ra

Steve Marcus

The Black Donnellys, Dave Browne, left, and Dave Rooney, both of Dublin, perform during a kick-off for a Guinness World Record attempt in the Ri Ra Irish Pub at Mandalay Place Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. The pub is attempting to break the Guinness World Record for longest music marathon performed by Irish bands. The current record is 15 days.

Guinness Record Attempt at Ri Ra

Employees applaud during a kick-off for a Guinness World Record attempt in the Ri Ra Irish Pub at Mandalay Place Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. The pub is attempting to break the Guinness World Record for longest music marathon performed by Irish bands. The current record is 15 days. Launch slideshow »

After 360 hours of nonstop live music, Ri Ra Irish Pub at Mandalay Place today surpassed the previously set Guinness World Record for the Longest Concert by Multiple Artists. The singers, groups and musicians broke the record at 1 p.m. but will continue to establish a new record.

Performances began Oct. 1, and the artists have played nonstop with no more than 25-second breaks between songs and five-minute breaks between sets. Guided by Irish musician Dave Browne, the marathon concert has featured many popular bands and musicians, including many who flew in from Ireland to support the attempt.

Liam Reilly of Irish rock band Bagatelle and Derek Warfield, the founder of the legendary Wolfe Tones, were among the participants. The previous world record holder for Longest Concert by Multiple Artists was AJ’s Music Cafe in Ferndale, Mich., where a concert that began on March 19, 2011, lasted for 360 hours, ending on April 3.

Now the Ri Ra enthusiasts will play on to set their own new record time and then submit all the details to Guinness World Record for final review .You can see the live feed of the very moment they smashed through the record time on Facebook.

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