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The man who taught Rolf to didgeridoo.

THIS is the man who taught Rolf Harris top play the didgeridoo.

Shining Bear, the aboriginal name adopted by the musician, gave shoppers in Liverpool city centre a preview of his talents.

He will be in town all week and will perform a gig at Walkabout, a new Australian-themed bar in Fleet Street on Friday.

The musician plays didgeridoo for Rolf Harris in live performances of hit songs such as Jake the Peg and Tie Me Down Kangeroo.

Shining Bear said: "I met Rolf when he saw me playing at a charity gig in London. He afterwards asked me to play with him in a gig.

"That was in 1996 and we've been working together ever since."

He added: "I was taught by an aboriginal elder."

Last year, he starred in the video for Rolf's top 20 hit Fine Day and will appear on stage with Rolf later in Derby.

Shining Bear now lives in England but is keen to promote the native culture.

He can be heard this Friday in Walkabout Bar on Fleet Street, opposite Concert Square at 6pm.

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BLOW PIPE: Shining Bear and a dancing koala entertain shoppers in Liverpool Picture: FRANK LOUGHLIN
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Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Date:Nov 8, 2001
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