JEFFREYS, JOHN (1718? - 1798), musician

Name: John Jeffreys
Date of birth: 1718?
Date of death: 1798
Gender: Male
Occupation: musician
Area of activity: Music
Author: Robert David Griffith

Born at Llanynys, Denbighshire, c. 1718. A contemporary of John Williams (Ioan Rhagfyr), he was a good musician. His hymn-tune ‘Hero’ appeared in Haleliwia Drachefn (G. Harries) and a ‘Traethdon’ (chant) in Y Cerddor Cymreig, August 1867; he is better known, however, for the hymn-tune called ‘Dyfrdwy.’ He died in 1798.


Published date: 1959

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