Tenby kangaroo down sport! Rolf Harris breaks into song during county filming visit
2:58pm Wednesday 23rd May 2012 in News
Tenby has been put in the picture today (Wednesday) by none other than the much-loved artist and entertainer, Rolf Harris.
The genial Aussie, who has been on television screens for more than half-a-century, will be featuring Tenby in his forthcoming Rolf on Welsh Art programme.
He will spotlight the work of Tenby-born artist Augustus John in one of the four programmes in the BBC Wales series.
Eighty-two-year-old Rolf was making his first visit to Tenby, which he described as ‘a delight’.
After filming at Tenby Museum and Art Gallery, he picked up his accordion and joined members of Tenby Male Choir for a few tunes overlooking Castle Beach.
The impromptu concert - including Rolf’s classic hit Two Little Boys; Calon Lan and an alternative version of Men of Harlech - soon attracted an appreciative audience.
Said choir chairman Terry Evans: “Rolf was great, cracking jokes with the boys in the choir, and has a really good way with people. He was very genuine and unassuming.”
Rolf currently has a major retrospective exhibition of his artwork running in Liverpool, and on Sunday will be honoured with one of the entertainment industry’s ultimate accolades - a BAFTA Fellowship in recognition of his outstanding and exceptional contribution to television.