Wrexham songwriter makes history after performing at Paul McCartney’s childhood home

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Job : Thu 23 June 2022

A songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Wrexham made history last week when he performed at the childhood home of Paul and Mike McCartney as part of ‘Forthlin Sessions’.

Dullan was unveiled last month as one of four acts chosen to visit, write and perform at Paul and Mike McCartney’s childhood home (20 Forthlin Road), thanks to the National Trust, which is now handling the house and wants its story to continue to inspire new generations of creativity.

The charity launched ‘The Forthlin Sessions’ – a chance to visit, write and play from home – to provide a vital platform for new music in April this year

On Friday (June 17), Dullan brought the music home for the first time in nearly sixty years – performing a newly written, house-inspired song.

Their historic performance and the performances of three other artists are now available to all via the National Trust’s YouTube channel.

About 30 of the world’s most famous songs including “Love Me Do”, “I Saw Her Standing There”, “Hold Me Tight”, “I’ll Follow The Sun” and “When I’m 64” were written and repeated at 20 Forthlin Road, known as “the birthplace of the Beatles”.

The Wrexham-based songwriter and multi-instrumentalist started out as a teenager, playing guitar and being a singer-songwriter in bands, eventually becoming a solo artist and multi-instrumentalist building an online following.

With Paul McCartney as his main influence, Dullan also drew inspiration from traditional pop, rock, jazz and folk in his songwriting, combining them with modern pop sensibilities, while touching on many other genres.

Speaking about his experience, Dullan said, “It has truly been the most amazing experience to write and perform a song as part of the Forthlin Sessions and to be part of Paul McCartney’s legacy in a way. or another.

“It was nice to be back home with my fellow musicians; I will be eternally grateful to you!”

The National Trust’s Celia Richardson was on the jury for ‘The Forthlin Sessions’ alongside Mike McCartney and music writer, DJ and Needle Mythology Records founder Pete Paphides.

She said: “The creativity that has come out of 20 Forthlin Road has had a huge impact on people’s lives over the years.

“Bringing music back to Forthlin Road, through The Forthlin Sessions, shows how the stories of the places we care about can continue to inspire the creativity of new generations.

“We can’t wait to see how these talented new artists fare.”

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