Ail Symudiad singer Richard Jones dies a month after his brother
The Welsh music world is in mourning today after the death of musician Richard Jones, aged 65.
It comes just a month after the death of his brother and fellow member of the much loved punk group, Ail Symudiad.
The brothers founded the group in Cardigan in 1978 releasing a number of records over 40 years, while building up a loyal audience.
They also set up independent record label and a recording studio in the town.
Some of their most popular songs included Garej Paradwys’, ‘Twristiaid yn y Dre’, ‘Llwyngwair’ a ‘Geiriau’
Richard was lead singer for the band and played guitar while Wyn, who died of cancer in June, played bass.
Ail Symudiad were a pioneering band and one of the first from the area to play punk rock.
The brothers helped several generations of Welsh bands find their feet with their record label Fflach and its offshoot Rasp, which gave a guiding hand to new and emerging artists such as Y Ffug, Bromas, MC Mabon and Swci Boscawen.
The brothers were also rewarded for their long-standing commitment to Welsh music when they were admitted to the Gorsedd at the 2017 Anglesey National Eisteddfod.
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