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JEFFREYS , JOHN ( 1718? - 1798 ), musician ;

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

Sources:

  • M. O. Jones , Bywgraffiaeth Cerddorion Cymreig , National Eisteddfod Association publication, 1890 ;
  • Y Cerddor , May 1893 .

Author:

Robert David Griffith, M.A., (1877-1958), Old Colwyn

Published date: 1959