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James James (Iago ap Ieuan) was a harpist and musician from Pontypridd, Wales. He composed the tune of the Welsh national anthem Hen Wlad fy Nhadau - The Land of my Fathers in January 1856. Originally known as Glan Rhondda (The banks of the Rhondda) but later his father, Evan James, wrote the lyrics that, togethr with the tune became the Welsh national anthem. A memorial to James James and his father stands in Ynysangharad Park, Pontypridd.