Rhys Jones (1927 - )

Rhys Jones was born in 1927 and was a school teacher for nearly forty years. Since 1958 he has been the Musical Director of Cantorion Gwalia, and has been an accompanist and Eisteddfod adjudicator for many years. He presents a weekly programme on BBC Radio Cymru and has also presented TV programmes such as the Welsh 'Songs of Praise' Dechrau Canu Dechrau Canmol.
His compositions include many musicals, including Ciliwch Rhag Olwen (Haverfordwest National Eisteddfod) and Ffantasmagoria (Wrexham 1975), and numerous songs for children - many becoming popular as set pieces in the Urdd Eisteddfodau, for example Maximum Break! for SA. In recent years Gwynn has published two collections of his songs: Digon i Mi and Razzamatazz .

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