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Griffith Hugh Jones

JONES, Griffith Hugh (‘Gutyn Arfon’). b. Ty Du, Llanberis, Caernarfonshire, January 1849; d. Rhiwddolion, Caernarfonshire, 26 July 1919. He attended music classes held by John Roberts* (‘Ieuan Gwyllt’) and worked as a teacher in Dolbadarn and Aberystwyth before becoming headmaster of Rhiwddolion primary school near Betws-y-coed. He founded a number of music classes in the area and encouraged instrumental music. His fame now rests on his hymn tune LLEF (the word means ‘a cry’), a solemn yet haunting tune, written in memory of his brother, ‘Dewi Arfon’. Its first appearance in a collection was in David Jenkins*’s Gemau Mawl (‘Gems of Praise’) in 1890. It is also widely known in the...

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