1827–1870
Gwalchmai
portrait

1827, Bryn­gru­gog, Mont­gom­er­y­shire, Wales.

Sep­tem­ber 17, 1870, Rhuth­yn, Wales.

Bap­tist cem­e­te­ry, Rhuth­yn, Wales.

Jones’ par­ents were so poor they could on­ly give him a year’s school­ing. There­fore he spent his boy­hood learn­ing all he could about mu­sic.

Before he was 20 years old, he pub­lished a few psalm tunes un­der the title Y Perganiedydd (The Sweet Singe­r). From this ef­fort he earned suf­fi­cient funds to at­tend col­lege in Lon­don. He is al­so re­mem­bered as a sing­ing teach­er at Rhuth­yn.

His works in­clude:

  1. Gwalchmai