A WORLD record could fall in Berrima Gaol

Peter Malone with his lagerphone. 	Photo supplied

Peter Malone with his lagerphone. Photo supplied

A WORLD record could fall in Berrima Gaol this Australia Day long weekend.

The Rotary Club of Berrima District will make the first official attempt on the Guinness World Record for the most people playing the lagerphone in one place at the Berrima Gaol Bush Dance on Saturday, January 24.

The unofficial record was set in 2012 at the Canberra Folk Festival when 250 people were present.

Rotary Club member Rob Uhl said the lagerphone was a percussion bush instrument which was similar to instruments in other countries.

In the lead up, Highlands Community Centres, in conjunction with Bunnings Warehouse Mittagong, will run a lagerphone workshop on Thursday, January 15, in the quadrangle outside the Bowral Library.

If the weather is poor, the workshop will be moved to Bowral Memorial Hall.

Bunnings Warehouse Mittagong will provide most of the materials for the workshop, however Ms Uhl said people should bring some of their own.

"We want to encourage people to bring their own decorations, feathers, spray paint, sequins, whatever they want to make their lagerphone unique," Ms Uhl said.

"The more people that come along, the more we can encourage to be a part of the world record attempt at the bush dance."

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Participants will have the opportunity to win tickets to the bush dance with different categories judged on the night, including best lagerphone made by a child under 10 years.

"Get out and support the event because no matter what happens, a Guinness World Record will be set," Ms Uhl said.

The workshop will take place from 4pm to 6pm on Thursday, January 15.

To book, contact Highlands Community Centres on 4862 1122 before Monday, January 12.


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