Lisburn.com

 

Exiles Forum

Lisburn, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
Record breaker Allister Brown drums for 102hrs 45mins non-stop
30-year old record breaker Allister Brown from Lisburn, has drummed for 102hrs 45mins non-stop, breaking his 2003 record when he drummed for 58 hours and 17 minutes and also his 2004 record when he drummed for 78 hours. The current world record is 85 hours and 30 minutes and was achieved by Belgian Gery Jallo in 2007. To break the record Allister had to play recognisable tunes and not repeat any song within 4 hours and for each hour he played, he was allowed a 5-minute break.

Allister started playing on Tuesday morning (22nd July) at 9.00am stopped playing on Saturday afternoon (26th July) at 3.45pm. After he had officially ended, Mr Geoffrey Cherry thanked Allister on behalf of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust for his hard work, which has raised over £4000 so far. Stephen McLoughlin of Music Matters who hosted the event, said that Allister then thanked ‘his team’, appreciating that while the world record was a ‘solo’ drum marathon it actually takes a team of dedicated people to help. Allister also thanked the huge crowd who cheered him through the days and then, completely exhausted - mentally as well as physically, he signed a few autographs and promptly left to catch up on his sleep!

People can still make a donation to Allister’s chosen charity at www.allisterbrown.com or by calling at Music Matters, Railway Street, Lisburn.

 
30-year old Allister Brown from Lisburn pictured with his parents Nigel and Maureen as he reaches 99 hours. Included are ‘Team Ali’ members Mark Douglas, Duncan and Claire Campbell. Rapturous applause as Allister reaches the 100-hour mark. Joe McKibben joins in the applause as Allister reaches the 100-hour mark.
30-year old Allister Brown from Lisburn pictured with his parents Nigel and Maureen as he reaches 99 hours. Included are ‘Team Ali’ members Mark Douglas, Duncan and Claire Campbell. Rapturous applause as Allister reaches the 100-hour mark.
 
Joe McKibben joins in the applause as Allister reaches the 100-hour mark.
 
Getting some TLC from husband Nigel is proud mother Maureen Brown who cried with joy when Allister reached the 100-hour mark. Record breaker Allister Brown is congratulated by proud parents Nigel and Maureen after reaching the 100-hour mark. Record breaker Allister Brown pictured with his parents Nigel and Maureen and Stephen McLoughlin (right) of Music Matters who hosted the event.
Getting some TLC from husband Nigel is proud mother Maureen Brown who cried with joy when Allister reached the 100-hour mark. Record breaker Allister Brown is congratulated by proud parents Nigel and Maureen after reaching the 100-hour mark.
 
Record breaker Allister Brown pictured with his parents Nigel and Maureen and Stephen McLoughlin (right) of Music Matters who hosted the event.

Ulster Star
27/07/2008