James and Evan James: Land of My Fathers
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61. James and Evan James: Land of My Fathers
Since 1905 Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau has been the unofficial national anthem of Wales, when it was first sung by fans at rugby games. Today it is used at official government ceremonies, including the opening of the Welsh Assembly, and at receptions of the British monarchy. The song was written in 1856 with words by Evan James and the tune by his son, James, both residents of Pontypridd.