Dafydd Iwan

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Birthday
24, 1943
Birthplace
Brynamman, Wales
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
24, 1943 (age 75)
Birthplace
Brynamman, Wales

About

Welsh politician who served as the president of the Plaid Cymru political party from 2003 to 2010. He was also a well known folk singer.

Before Fame

He began his musical career by producing Welsh translations of popular English speaking artists, including Pete Seeger and Bob Dylan. He became inspired to get involved in politics to advocate for Welsh language rights.

Trivia

In 1971, he was made an honorary member of the Gorsedd of Bards at the National Eisteddfod at Bangor for his service to the Welsh language.

Family Life

His younger brother, Alun Ffred Jones, also became a politician. Their grandfather was one of the founders of Plaid Cymru.

Associated With

Mary Hopkin was another popular Welsh singer of his time.