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  • Jenny Jones, brass souvenirs

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Jenny Jones was the subject of a vary famous ballad, popular between 1836 and about 1860. She was the subject of other songs, an operetta, souvenirs. Although in the ballad she is associated with Llangollen it is said that the original Jenny Jones and her fiance lived at a farm at Pontblyddyn near Mold where the composer of the words, Charles James Mathews stayed while working as an architect in 1825 and 1826. The music was the air 'Cader Idris' by John Parry (Bardd Alaw; 1776-1851) which won an Eisteddfod competition in 1804.

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