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JONES , CADWALADR ( 1794 - 1883 ), stonemason and musician ;

b. at Talgruffydd , near Castell Prysor , Trawsfynydd, Mer. , in 1794 , the son of John and Cathrin Cadwaladr Jones . He used to walk from Trawsfynydd to Bangor to receive lessons from Dr. Pring , the cathedral organist . He was precentor at Trawsfynydd church for fifty years; when his voice began to fail he used to lead the congregation by playing the violin . He had a choir at Trawsfynydd and also rendered valuable service by holding music classes in the neighbourhood. His compositions included several anthems and hymn-tunes. He was blind during the latter years of his life. He d. 3 Jan. 1883 at Brynrwy , Trawsfynydd .

Sources:

  • M. O. Jones , Bywgraffiaeth Cerddorion Cymreig , National Eisteddfod Association publication, 1890 .

Author:

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

Published date: 1959