AmeriCymru is immensely pleased and proud to announce that Paul Child, the man who leads the singing of the national anthem at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff before Six Nations matches and who is known as the "official voice of Welsh rugby" , will be appearing at the West Coast Eisteddfod: Welsh Festival of Arts in LA this year. He will be leading the singing of the anthem and appearing at the Friday night opening concert. For most of our readers Paul will require no introduction but for anyone who is not familiar with the man and his work here is a brief biography from the BBC music site:-
"Best known for his involvement with Welsh rugby, Paul Child is Wales' biggest-selling independent artist.
In 2000, Paul Child self-financed the album Wales Forever as a tribute to David Alexander. Although the cost was just £2,500, it has gone on to become the biggest-selling independently-released album ever in Wales, selling over 100,000 copies around the world.
In 2003, he appeared on the World In Union album alongside fellow Welsh stars Tom Jones and Shirley Bassey to commemorate the Rugby World Cup. His rugby connection has continued with pre-match appearances at the Millennium Stadium. Each time he's sung before the match, Wales have registered a victory.
Released in February 2006, Bread Of Heaven is the official album of the Welsh Rugby Union.".....more.
Read our 2008 interview with Paul here:- Interview With Paul Child - Official singer of the Welsh Rugby Union
Paul Singing Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, Wales