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Allister aiming to bang on about world record

Allister Brown is aiming to drum for 100 hours non-stop

A MAGHABERRY drummer is preparing to smash a Guinness World Record next week and raise vital funds for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust at the same time.

Allister Brown, 30, is aiming to drum for 100 hours non-stop between July 22 and 26 at Musicmatters.

He previously held the record in 2003 when he drummed for 58 hours and 17 minutes, and in 2004 when he drummed for 78 hours. The current world record is 86 hours and 30 minutes and was achieved by American Link Logen earlier this month. To break the record Allister must play recognisable tunes and not repeat any song within four hours. For each hour he plays he is allowed a five minute break.

He said: "This is the third and final time I will undertake this challenge so I really hope to be the first person to reach the 100 hours mark. I hope lots of people sponsor me and also come down to support me." Allister, a draughtsman for Fabrite Engineering, hopes to raise sponsorship for his challenge which will be donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.

Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is the UK's most common, life-threatening inherited disease and claims three lives a week. Allister chose the charity because a family friend has the

To sponsor Allister visit There will also be donation buckets at the event. All money raised will help fund research into treating and curing CE.

It will also help provide support, advice and appropriate clinical care to the 8,000 babies, children and young adults with Cystic Fibrosis in the UK.

Ulster Star