Video: Sweden strums its way to ukulele world record

By Guinness World Records News
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Thousands gathered in Helsingborg, Sweden at the weekend to set a new world record for the largest ukulele ensemble.

On a sunny day in the city, 1,547 keen four-string strummers played along to the popular Swedish song Leende Guldbruna Ögon ('Smiling Gold brown Eyes'), made famous by the band Vikingarna.

The day started with musicians and stand-up comedians before the successful attempt kicked off at 6.30 pm.

The record attempt was part of an event organised by ABF, Folkuniversitetet and Studieförbundet Vuxenskolan, three educational institutions in Sweden, and took place in the city's main park where people gathered with picnics in the sunshine.