Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau

A selection of items relating to the lives of Evan and James James, composers of the Welsh National Anthem.
James James (Iago ap Ieuan, 1833-1902), composed the tune of the national anthem of Wales 'Hen Wlad fy Nhadau' (Land of My Fathers) in 1856. His father, Evan James (Ieuan ap Iago, 1809-93), was a poet and it is believed that he wrote the words. The...
Evan James (Ieuan ap Iago, 1809-93) was a weaver and wool merchant by profession and owner of the Ancient Druid Inn at Argoed in the parish of Bedwellty, Monmouthshire. He moved to Pontypridd when his son James (Iago ap Ieuan, 1833-1902) was a young...
James James was a Pontypridd musician, who earned his living playing the harp in local inns. The music for Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau was composed in January 1856, and was first performed in the vestry of Capel Tabor in Maesteg in early 1856. The singer was...
Taliesin James was the son of James James, composer of the music for the Welsh National Anthem, Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau. He followed in his father's footsteps as a harpist of note.
The inscription reads: 'James James Colliers Arms Mountain Ash This book was presented to him by his Father, Ieuan ap Iago.'
Memorial to Evan and James James, lyricist and composer of 'Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau' the Welsh national anthem, Ynysangharad Park, Pontypridd, taken 1970
Evan James (Ieuan ap Iago, 1809-93) was a weaver and wool merchant by profession and owner of the Ancient Druid Inn at Argoed in the parish of Bedwellty, Monmouthshire. He moved to Pontypridd when his son James (Iago ap Ieuan, 1833-1902) was a young...
 
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