Page last updated at 11:15 GMT, Sunday, 27 July 2008 12:15 UK

City drummer sets non-stop record

Allister Brown
The 30-year-old has held the record on two previous occasions

Lisburn man Allister Brown has broken the world record for non-stop drumming.

The 30-year-old previously held the record in 2003 when he drummed for 58 hours and 17 minutes, and in 2004 when he drummed for 78 hours.

But the time to beat on this occasion was 85 hours and 30 minutes which was achieved by Belgian Gery Jallo in 2007.

And Allister well surpassed his target, playing for an amazing 102 hours and 45 minutes at a music shop in his home city.

He had to play recognisable tunes and not repeat any song within four hours, while for each hour he played he was allowed a five-minute break.

After over 100 hours of drumming, Allister was understandably focused on getting some well-earned rest.


However, Stephen McLoughlin, who owns the music shop where Allister's successful record attempt took place, said it wasn't all plain sailing.

"A couple of times he didn't know where he was and he was hallucinating, but he kept on going and it was amazing to see him do it," he said.

As well as getting into the record books for a third time, Allister also raised thousands of pounds along the way for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.

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