Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Danny Boy record

FERNDALE, Michigan - A "Danny Boy" marathon at a coffee shop in Michigan is finally in the books after 50 hours and nearly 1,000 continuous performances.

AJ's Music Cafe in Ferndale hosted the effort to make it into the Guinness Book of World Record. The 50-hour marathon began at 3 p.m. Saturday and ran until 5 p.m. Monday.

There were classical, folk, blues, rap, spoken word and foreign language versions of "Danny Boy" played on instruments including the piano, trombone, violin and kazoo.

According to the cafe's website, owner AJ O'Neil planned to hold a mock funeral for the ballad at the marathon's conclusion.

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