For over sixty years, Emrys Jones has entertained audiences at Eisteddfodau, Cerdd Dant festivals, Concerts and Nosweithiau Llawen, as a choir conductor, folk singer and vocalist. His clear tenor voice and passionate style of singing is a product of his cultural upbringing, and his recorded tracks will stand forever as an example of a style of singing which sadly is no more.
Over the years, Emrys has been an integral part of his community- as successor to his father as Clerk of the Llangwm Parish Council for fifty years, and local eisteddfod stalwart. Many weeknights were assigned to teach children and youths of the local Urdd, and in 1948 he established Cwm Eithin’s Cerdd Dant choir.
Having received the Sir T H Parry-Williams honorary medal for services to his community at the 2003 National Eisteddfod, he was also awarded an honorary MA by the University of Wales in the same year.
In 2002, he was the Day President at the Cerdd Dant Festival, Dolgellau as the festival was celebrating its 60th anniversary. Emrys had been present in every single one – a record unparallelled. He passed away in July 2009.