He showed an interest in music at an early age and in 1835 became precentor in Soar Congregational chapel . He started a music class where the rudiments of music were studied and pieces of music were learnt. In 1836 he contributed an article on music to Y Diwygiwr , this being the first of many articles which he wrote; he also became hymn-tune editor of that journal. In 1845 appeared part one of Telyn Seion , a collection of hymn-tunes and anthems; the parts were published in volume form in 1848 . Twenty hymn-tunes by Beynon himself appeared in this collection, together with ‘ Eifionydd ’ and ‘ Groeswen ,’ by J. Ambrose Lloyd , this being the first published appearance of these two hymn-tunes. It was in this book, incidentally, that the ‘metronome’ symbols first appeared in a Welsh music publication.
Beynon was a competent and acceptable adjudicator and served as such in eisteddfodau in various parts of Wales . He d. 3 Jan. 1876 and was buried in Cefn cemetery , Merthyr Tydfil .
Robert David Griffith, M.A., (1877-1958), Old Colwyn
Published date: 1959