After nearly four years, the record for the longest marathon church organ playing was broken by Nina Irslinger, an organist from Arendal in Norway, in March 2015.
Nina not only broke the record – she smashed it! The previous record was 40 hours and 36 minutes – Nina completed 60 hours. Ashley’s attempt was for 48 hours but clearly this isn’t enough in the highly competitive world of organ record breaking!
We’ve decided to postpone our attempt for now – the resources and planning for a marathon of 60 hours is a tall order! But we’re not giving up – our plan is to use the organ at St Giles’ for some exciting concerts and performances throughout 2016 and build up to an attempt as soon as we can.
So we still need your support – if you think you can help us in any way, please get in touch!