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Paul Child: Let the Dragon Roar!
Paul Child and Warren Gatland
Paul Child has won the approval of Wales coach Warren Gatland

A singer from Bridgend is hoping to inspire his Welsh rugby heroes by recording their official anthem.

Paul Child has regularly appeared at the Millennium Stadium singing Land of My Fathers before kick-off.

The Welsh Rugby Union asked him to record Let the Dragon Roar as its official song for the 2009 Six Nations.

Child, whose fans often turn up at his concerts wearing rugby shirts and scarves, puts his success down to having the common touch.

A school contemporary of Wales and Lions rugby hero Rob Howley, Child began his musical career as a teenage singer in local rock bands in the 1980s.

He took up opera lessons and expanded his repertoire after reading that his hero Sebastian Bach, lead singer of US rockers Skid Row, had done the same.

Child has also recorded Bread of Heaven - Wales Forever, the official album of the WRU along with musicians including the Morriston Orpheus Choir.

The album features a string of famous songs and hymns sung at rugby matches including Delilah, Calon Lan and Cwm Rhondda.

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09 Feb 09 |  People & Places



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