James James, musician with a connection to Wales (Pontypridd)

James James

Son of Evan James, wrote the music of the Welsh National Anthem.
Connection: From Pontypridd.

comment by:MalcolmX
It's a shame Dylan Thomas didn't appreciate the sentiment.

comment by:Armada
He was actually born in Hollybush, near Blackwood, where his father lived before they composed the national anthem.

comment by:Jasmineanders
The James men were my mother's uncles, I think possibly on her father's side, though she never said. We did not learn Welsh as children unfortunately, but I have at last taught myself the words of the national anthem in Welsh. Not bad for an old girl of sixty-five!


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