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Caryl Parry Jones

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Genres  Cymraeg
Years active  1980s — present

Name  Caryl Jones
Role  Singer
Caryl Parry Jones Upcoming Events Ladies Lunch Wednesday 14th May 2014

Occupation(s)  Singer, Songwriter, Presenter, Actress, Producer
Albums  Goreuon Caryl, Eiliad, Can Y Babis
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Caryl Parry Jones (born 16 April 1958) is a Welsh singer-songwriter, broadcaster, actress, author and composer. She was born in Flintshire and attended Ysgol Glan Clwyd in St. Asaph, but now lives in Cowbridge, in the Vale of Glamorgan.


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Parry Jones started her career as a singer in the vocal group Sidan (Silk) and was an accomplished pianist, playing for artists such as Dafydd Iwan, the founder of the Welsh music label Sain. In 1976, she became a singer with the short-lived Injaroc, an eight-piece rock band which included Geraint Griffiths, Endaf Emlyn, Sioned Mair and Cleif Harpwood. The group split after just nine months and one album, Halen y Ddaear (Salt of the Earth).

In 1979, she formed Bando with musicians Rhys Ifans, Gareth Thomas, Huw Owen, Martin Sage and Steve Sardar. Bando went onto produce two albums Yr Hwyl Ar Y Mastiau (Fun on the Masts) and Shampw (Shampoo) - both with a disco theme - before separating in 1982. The making of Shampw was the subject of an award-winning S4C special, which was later screened across the UK on Channel 4.

Parry Jones launched a solo musical career in 1983, producing a album called Caryl a'r Band alongside Myfyr Issac, as well as performing in another band, Y Milioners (The Millionaires). Later album releases included Eiliad in 1996, Adre in 2004 and a greatest hits compilation, Goreuon Caryl in 2006.

While performing with Bando, she moved into broadcasting, presenting children's programmes in Welsh such as Bilidowcar (BBC Cymru) and HTV's pop magazine show Sêr (later Sêren 2). As an actress, she appeared in TV films such as Gaucho (1983), The Mimosa Boys (1983), Ibiza, Ibiza (1986) and Steddfod, Steddfod (1989) - the latter two inspired a number of comedy and variety series for S4C and HTV Wales, including Caryl (1983–87), TV Teifi (1991) and Caryl a'r Lleill (2014-15).

Until spring 2014, she co-hosted the breakfast show on BBC Radio Cymru with Dafydd Du. As of 2017, she is a regular cover presenter for BBC Radio Wales' daytime programming and hosts a topical chat show for Radio Cymru on Thursday lunchtime.

In 2016 and 2017, Parry Jones co-wrote and starred in the S4C comedy-drama Anita with her cousin, Non Parry (Williams). The cast also included Bryn Fôn, Rhodri Meilir and her daughter Miriam Isaac.

Personal life

Parry Jones has four children with her husband, musician Myfyr Isaac: Elan, Miriam, Moc and Greta, all of whom also work in the arts. Myfyr also has an older son, Gideon (who is the partner of actress Bethan Ellis Owen). Her father was musician Rhys Jones.


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