Born at Llanelly, Carmarthenshire. The family having moved to Cwmbwrla, near Swansea, the son began when quite young to work in the iron-works there. He studied music, mastered the Tonic Sol-fa system of notation, and instituted classes in the elements of music which were held in various chapels. He wrote anthems (e.g. ' Dyddiau dyn sydd fel glaswelltyn'), hymn-tunes, and tunes for children. He died 13 June 1897 and was buried at Aberavon.
Published date: 1959
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