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Paul Ellul

Paul Ellul born in Floriana on the 26 August 1958 and received his primary education at St Joseph School Blata l-Bajda and his secondary education at The Seminary in Floriana. He graduaded B.A. (Gen) in Maltese and Philosophy from the University of Malta, B.A.(Patristic Studies) in 1979 from the Augustinian Institute and obtained his M.A. in Critical Studies from the University of Malta.

He has been teaching Maltese and Philosophy at St Augustine College, Pietà since 1982 and is a subject co-ordinator of Maltese at the same college. Paul is the author of a book Il-Kulleġġ Santu Wistin – Storja ta’ 150 sena (1848-1998)

Paul wrote two hymns Kburin dedicated to students and Niżżu Ħajr dedicated to parents. Also author of an Anthem dedicated to Blessed Adeodata Pisani set to music by Dr.Hugo Agius Muscat.

Also wrote the Iyrics of the opening of the program called Iljieli Sajfin (2003) view on Super One television station, and the opening to for the television program Saturday Kollox Sibt Kollox, and Sas-Sitta fuq Net TV (2004-2008). Also author of the song Net Stars Isellmulkom issued in 2004 from players of Net Stars.

Most of his song Paul maked them or with Mark Spiteri Lucas or with Chan Vella.

He is the author of the musical Robin Hood - II-Leġġenda ta' Nottingham (Robin Hood - The Legend of Nottingham) performed at The Catholic Institue, Floriana in 2003.

In 2004 - Ranked in first place in a competition of Marian Poems arranged by the Organising Committee, Tarxien together with the Maltese Poets Association with It-Tħabbira tal- Anġlu (The Announcement of the Angel).

In October 2007 Paul was ranked in first place in a poetry competition with Għerf il-Bniedem in L-Ambjent Kristjan f’Malta Environmental Christian Poems organized by the Malta Environment Commission, Archdiocese of Malta.

Presently he is compiling the book Fejn Staħbejtli including all his lyrics and two compact discs.

Paul Ellul has been writing lyrics since 1990 and he is mostly famous for his song Fejn Staħbejtli, winner of the 2001 Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza, set to music by Mark Spiteri Lucas and interpreted by Ira Losco.

He is a Member at The Performing Right Society Limited (PRS) of England.

On Saturday 17 January 2015 Paul call it, A day to remember, when at Sir Temi Zammit Hall in the University of Malta with live performances by Gillian Attard, Eleanor Cassar and Glen Vella, Nadine Axisa, Cherise Attard, Roseann Cordina, Mark Tonna. Ivan Spiteri Lucas]], Raberta Cassar, Neville Refallo,Anne Marie Ellul. La Voix Academy Choir Debbie Scerri who also presented the night and composer Mark Spiteri Lucas who accompany all the performance on the piano most of the song made with Paul Ellul.

He launched officially his book Fejn Staħbejtli a 400-pages book with lyrics that he written between 1991 and 2013. Most of them where published as songs and other poems. With this book there was 2 cd’s with 42 songs done bu Paul Ellul.

The proceeds is going directly to the Millennium Chapel in Paceville. Entrance to the event, being organised in conjunction with KSU, Għaqda tal-Malta - Università, Outlook Coop,APS, and Copyserv.

Paul Ellul won many festivals as one could see below during his writing career. He lives in Birkirkara, married to Josette nee’ Agius and got a thirty year old son Xandru Alexander Ellul born on the 12 September, 1984.


1991 Festival Tal-Kanzunetta Maltija Vjola Vince Fabri
1997 Festival Tal-Kanzunetta Maltija Ejja Ħdejja Nadine Axisa
1998 Festival Tal-Kanzunetta Maltija Fil-Bogħod Roberta Cassar
2000 Festival Tal-Kanzunetta Maltija Għajn ta' Ġmiel Roberta Cassar 5th Place
2002 Festival Tal-Kanzunetta Maltija Emminni Maria Mallia & Mark Tonna
2002 Festival Tal-Kanzunetta Maltija Kull Fejn Tkun Inti Fiona Cauchi
2002 Festival Tal-Kanzunetta Maltija Lilek Sibt Shirley Galea
1994 Festival Ta' San Pawl Fidwa Ivan Spiteri Lucas (1st Place for Best Lyrics)
1995 Festival Għanja ta' Mħabba - Florianafest '95 Xewqa Vince Fabri 3rd Place
1996 Festival Kliem u Mużika '96 (PBS) Ħolma Ivan Spiteri Lucas 3rd Place
1996 Għarb Song Festival 1996 Irrid Ngħix Ivan Spiteri Lucas 1st Place
1997 Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza Min Jaf Nadine Axisa 3rd Place
1998 Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza Bi Kliemna u Dehriet Sbieħ Ivan Spiteri Lucas
1999 Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza Pjazza Reġina Mark Spiteri Lucas & Ivan Spiteri Lucas
1999 Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza U F'Qalbi Ngħid Adelina Attard 4th Place
1999 Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza Qalb Li Taf Tħoss Roberta Cassar 2nd Place - 1st Place Televoting
2000 Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza Aħjar Tidħak Milli Tibki Flames
2001 Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza Destin Joanna Sciriha
2001 Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza Fejn Staħbejtli Ira Losco 1st Place
2001 Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza M'Hawnx Bħalek Glen Vella & Eleanor Cassar 2nd Place
2002 Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza Fittixt Graziana Axisa
2003 Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza Inħarsu ‘l Quddiem Nadine Axisa & Roger Tirazona 1st Place
2003 Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza Semma’ Leħnek Roberta Cassar 3rd Place
2004 Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza II-Ballata tal-Mara li Ħabbet Mark Spiteri Lucas & Donna Marie Ellul 2nd Place
2004 Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza Il-Għanja ta l-lmħabba Neville Refalo
2005 Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza Jien Mhux Hekk Shirley Galea
2005 Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza Qmuħ tad-Deheb Donna Marie Ellul
2007 Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza Ma’ Nofsinħar Donna Marie Ellul
2010 Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza Jum Wieħed Roseann Cordina Winner Public Vot
2004 Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza Id-Demm ta’ Raymond Roseann Cordina 4th Place - Winner
2013 Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza Ħarsitna’l Fuq Domenique Azzopardi 1st Place Televoting - Best Performance
2013 Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza Ejjew Ilkoll Roseann Cordina
1997 L-Għanja tal-Poplu VAT-Veru Aħna Tajbin Herman Bonaci & Ivan Spiteri Lucas
1998 L-Għanja tal-Poplu Valletta-Belt Qalbiena Mark Spiteri Lucas & Ivan Spiteri Lucas
1998 L-Għanja tal-Poplu Tempju tal-Qedem Marisa D’Amato Best Interpertion
1998 L-Għanja tal-Poplu L-Isbaħ Raqda Nadine Axisa 3rd Place
1999 L-Għanja tal-Poplu Id-Dar tal-Providenza - L-Akbar Realtà Catherine Vigar
2000 L-Għanja tal-Poplu Kif Niftaħ Għajnejja Leontine Camilleri Best Arrangement
2000 L-Għanja tal-Poplu It-Tfal tal-Lum Glen Vella & Eleanor Cassar 1st Place
2001 L-Għanja tal-Poplu Tektik Mark Spiteri Lucas & Ivan Spiteri Lucas & Julie Zahra
2002 L-Għanja tal-Poplu Għidhieli Nann Glen Vella & Eleanor Cassar
2002 L-Għanja tal-Poplu Rulett Andrew Attard & Mark Spiteri Lucas
2003 L-Għanja tal-Poplu X'Għandek Fuqek Graziana Axisa
2004 L-Għanja tal-Poplu Madre Tereża - Mara mimlija bl-imħabb Graziana Axisa 2nd Place
2005 L-Għanja tal-Poplu Għanja ta' Ferħ Roberta Cassar
2005 L-Għanja tal-Poplu Nixtieq Kieku Imma Għaliex Ivan Spiteri Lucas
2005 L-Għanja tal-Poplu Biddilna Nitolbuk Mulej Mark Spiteri Lucas
2005 L-Għanja tal-Poplu Misteri Donna Marie Ellul
2006 L-Għanja tal-Poplu Ġaħan Tibkix Julia Grima 3rd Place
2006 L-Għanja tal-Poplu Vjaġġ fil-Ħsieb Anabel Spiteri
2007 L-Għanja tal-Poplu Dawn l-Ulied Anna Azzopardi Best Social Theme
2007 L-Għanja tal-Poplu Fil-Fidi Magħqudin Jesmond Triccas Tedesco
2007 L-Għanja tal-Poplu Leġġenda Annabelle Debono & Cliff Zammit
2009 L-Għanja tal-Poplu Arloġġ Bla Idejn Anabel Spiteri
2013 L-Għanja tal-Poplu Hawn Siġġu Nieqes Cherise Attard 1 st Place
2017 L-Għanja tal-Poplu Meta r-Ramel Jitħallat Mas-Silġ Jessica Magro Pamela Bezzina 1st Place
2005 L-Għanja tal-Poplu Żgħażagħ 2005 Bewsa Felicity Rayner
2007 L-Għanja tal-Poplu Żgħażagħ 2007 B’Fommu Sieket Marilena Gauci 1st Place
2000 Fl-Għaqda l-Melodija Id-Dinja Ma Tafx Bina Glen Vella 2nd Place
2000 Fl-Għaqda l-Melodija Minn Qalbi Adrienne Mifsud 4th Place
2003 Fl-Għaqda l-Melodija Kemm Nixtieq Christabelle Borg 2nd Place (Sec A)
2003 Fl-Għaqda l-Melodija Bħal Nefħa Riħ Anabel Spiteri 2nd Place
2003 Fl-Għaqda l-Melodija Pultruna Komda Neville Refalo & Anne Marie Ellul]] 1 st Place - Best Social Theme (And classified as the Official Song of the GWU in the sixty years Cebration)
2005 Fl-Għaqda l-Melodija Via Crucis Anabel Spiteri & Aldo Busuttil 1st Place
2005 Fl-Għaqda l-Melodija Għad Jisbaħ Jum Donna Marie Ellul 3rd Place
2007 Fl-Għaqda l-Melodija B’Imħabbtek Donna Marie Ellul
2007 Fl-Għaqda l-Melodija Minn Dejjem Ħlomt Danica Muscat
2007 Fl-Għaqda l-Melodija Kulħadd f’Postu Valentina Buhagiar
2007 Fl-Għaqda l-Melodija Bl-Għajnejn ta’ Qalbi Whitney Cremona 2nd Place
2007 Fl-Għaqda l-Melodija Bejnietna Christian Azzopardi & Danica Sammut
2007 Fl-Għaqda l-Melodija Ħarisna Anġlu Sbejjaħ Lenies Gauci
2007 Fl-Għaqda l-Melodija Mhux li Kien May Vassallo 3rd Place
2000 Festival Sbieħ il-Milied 2000 (Palmisti Productions Żurrieq) Milied ta' Mħabba Ivan Spiteri Lucas 3rd Place
2000 Festival Sbieħ il-Milied 2000 (Palmisti Productions Żurrieq) Messaġġ ta' Kuraġġ Roberta Cassar 4th Place
2004 Festival Super One 2004 Għanja lil Krista Ivan Spiteri Lucas
2004 Festival Super One 2004 Ismek Biss Shirley Galea
2004 Festival Super One 2004 Jiena Rridek Qrib Eleanor Cassar & Glen Vella 1 st Place
2007 Ilħna Maltin (ShowTime) (2007) Kewkba Domenique Azzopardi & Kurt Galea (Sec A)
2007 Ilħna Maltin (ShowTime) (2007) Bqajt Miegħi Shirley Galea
2007 Ilħna Maltin (ShowTime) (2007) Jiena Rridek Qrib Cherese Mangion (Sec B)
2007 Festival L-Għanja tal-Maltin Ġej mill-Bogħod Nicolette Gasan
2008 Festival L-Għanja tal-Maltin Abjad fuq l-Iswed Jody Magri & Whitney Cremona (Sec B)
2008 Festival L-Għanja tal-Maltin Kliem tad-Deheb Danica Muscat (Sec C) (1st Place)(Over-All Winner)
2009 Festival Ilwien Mużikali Fis-Sħab Naomi Roberts (Sec A)
2009 Festival Ilwien Mużikali Illum Nifhem Kayleigh Cassar 1st Place Sec B
2009 Festival Ilwien Mużikali Ngħid Grazzi Michela Galea 2nd Place (Sec B)
2010 Festival Ilwien Mużikali Spazji Domenique Azzopardi 1st Place
2010 Festival Ilwien Mużikali Nannu ta’ Veru Jade Cini
2010 Festival Ilwien Mużikali Ersaq Lejja Antoine Farrugia 3rd Place
2006 Malta International TV Song Festival Qalb is-Sħab Moħbi Donna Marie Ellul
2006 Malta International TV Song Festival Ejja Lura Neville Refalo
2006 Malta International TV Song Festival Xtaqt Charlene Vella
2006 Malta International TV Song Festival L-Għanja ta’ Ħajti Maria Mallia & Mark Spiteri Lucas
2006 Malta International TV Song Festival Cindirella Laura Bruno
2006 Malta International TV Song Festival Mar-Ritmu Ħaj Lara Azzopardi
2006 Domenique Singer Festival Diċembru 2006 Maħbuba Zija Kayleigh Cassar 2nd Place
2008 Konkors Mużikali Santa Marija Għaxaq Il-Qalb Laura Bruno
2012 Festival Għanja Ġmiel is-Seba’ Noti Jekk Nieqaf Noħlom Decoda Vella 2nd Place
2013 Festival Għanja Ġmiel is-Seba’ Noti Tinsewx Bradley Debono
2010 Sas-Sitta Final Uċuħ Dominique Azzopardi 1st Place

Festivals Aboard

2004 2nd International Alexandria Mediterranean Song Festival (IAMSF) (2004) A Thousand Thanks Eleanor Cassar & Glen Vella
2011 Varna Discovery International Song and Singer Festival - Bulgaria Secret Charms Eleanor Cassar & Glen Vella


2003 Musical Robin Hood - II-Leġġenda ta' Nottingham

Signature Tunes

2003 Iljieli Sajfin various singers Mark Spiteri Lucas
2003 Kollox Sibt various singers Mark Spiteri Lucas
2004 - 2008 Sas-Sitta fuq Net TV various singers Mark Spiteri Lucas
2004 Net Stars Isellmulkom Net Stars Players Mark Spiteri Lucas


Other Releases

2003 Għin Biex Trebbaħna Pamela Bezzina, Margaret Camilleri, (Roberta Cassar), Mario Caruana Fondazzjoni OASI
2017 Għin Biex Trebbaħna Gabrielle Portelli Dominic Cini (Click for Video)

See also

Category:Paul Ellul Photos