Who Wrote The Welsh National Anthem 'Hen Wlad Fy Nhadua'?


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The person credited with writing 'Hen Wlad fy Nhadua' or Land of My Fathers was Ieuan ap Iago or in English -Evan James 1809 - 1878. His son James is credited with composing the music to it.

Evan was a weaver and woolen merchant who owned the Ancient Druid Inn at Argoed, Bedwelty, Monmouthshire. He moved to South Wales when James was a small boy.
In 1860 the song was published in 'Gems of Welsh Melody'.
W, Goscombe John designed a memorial in 1930,honour of Evan and James. This can be found in Ynysangharad Park in Pontypridd, Glamorganshire.

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