James James

James James (also known by the bardic name Iago ap Ieuan) (1832–1902) was a harpist and musician from Hollybush, Wales. He composed the tune of the Welsh national anthem Hen Wlad fy Nhadau (also known as Land of my Fathers). Today, the same tune is also used for the Breton anthem, Bro Gozh ma Zadoù, and the Cornish anthem, Bro Goth agan Tasow.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1833 (Betws Ifan), Died January 11th, 1902 (Aberdare)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1913 - 1928

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-13485 10-in. 6/25/1913 Hen wlad fy nhadau Daniel Beddoe Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick C1523-C1524 10-in. 1/16/1928 Rain Elmo Tanner Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Gramophone Yy1638 10-in. 7/11/1922 Hen wlad fy nhadau Côr Meibion Cymreig Male vocal quintet, with organ composer  


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James, James. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 26, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106967.

"James, James." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 26 October 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106967


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