The Cardiff Philharmonic Orchestra is bringing a traditional Last Night at the Proms to Folly Farm – but with a decidedly Welsh flavour.

The concert starts with Gareth Wood’s Cardiff Bay Overture portraying the vitality of the city’s waterfront, followed by two pieces by Eric Coates, famous as the theme tunes for Music While You Work and Desert Island Discs.

Malcolm Arnold’s ‘Peterloo’ overture dramatically commemorates the Battle of Peterloo when in 1819, cavalry charged a largely peaceful crowd demanding parliamentary reform. This is preceded by Vaughan Williams’ stunningly beautiful Serenade to Music

The second half of the programme begins with Grace Williams’ delightful Fantasia on Welsh Nursery Tunes followed by some stirring music from Laurence Olivier’s film version of Shakespeare’s Henry V by Sir William Walton. Evergreen Proms favourites by Sir Henry Wood and Sir Edward Elgar complete the programme.

The concert will take place on Saturday in the Follies Theatre, Folly Farm, commencing at 7pm. The programme will once again be introduced and conducted by Michael Bell MBE.

It is organised by the Rotary Club of Pembroke in association with Folly Farm, who have generously donated the venue. Profits from the concert will support Rotary charitable causes.

Chris Ebsworth, CEO of Folly Farm said: “We are once again looking forward to welcoming the CPO to Folly Farm. We are delighted to work with the Rotary Club of Pembroke in raising money for such worthy causes. These fundraising concerts are extremely popular and the feedback we receive is always so positive”.

The club would like to thank all the local businesses whose generous support has made this event possible.

Tickets cost £15 and are available from Pembroke Rotary Club: online at or by phone on 01646 672 906.

They are also available from the following outlets:

Gavin Lloyd Mortgage Advisors in Pembroke Dock

McLaren’s Hairdressers, in Pembroke

Dale’s Music in Tenby,

Span Arts box office in Narberth,

The Creative Cafe in Haverfordwest,

Paul Harries Opticians in Carmarthen.