He was organist of Salem , Porth , until 1909 ; Brynhyfryd , Treharris , 1909-24 ; Sardis , Pontypridd , 1924-8 ; and Tabernacle , Portmadoc , 1928-30 . He was a skilled organist and much in demand throughout the country as an organ recitalist . He conducted choirs at Treharris , Pontypridd , and Portmadoc ; he also conducted singing festivals and served as adjudicator .
His compositions, which were numerous, included, ‘ Dysg i mi Dy ffordd ’ (anthem), ‘ Shepherd's Lullaby ,’ and songs — ‘ Bugeiles y Glyn ’ and ‘ Cymru .’ It was his hymn-tune, ‘ Rhyd-y-groes ,’ which, however, made his name best known. He d. 15 March 1930 and was buried in Glyn-taff cemetery , Pontypridd .
Robert David Griffith, M.A., (1877-1958), Old Colwyn
Published date: 1959