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Geraint Jarman

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Origin  Cardiff, Wales
Record labels  Ankst, Sain
Role  Musician
Name  Geraint Jarman
Years active  1967–present

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Occupation(s)  Musician, poet, television producer
Associated acts  Geraint Jarman a'r Cyngangeddwyr
Albums  Gobaith Mawr y Ganrif , Tacsi y'r Tywyllwch
Genres  Folk music, Post-punk, Reggae, Rock music, Ska
Similar People  Meic Stevens, Llwybr Llaethog, Cowbois Rhos Botwnnog, Tich Gwilym, Heather Jones

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Geraint Jarman (born 1950 in Denbigh) is an influential Welsh musician, poet and television producer whose career dates back to the early years of Welsh popular music. He has recorded many albums as a solo artist and with his band Geraint Jarman a'r Cynganeddwyr.


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Jarman grew up in Cardiff and his career began in the 1960s as a poet and composer, writing for Heather Jones. He was a member of Y Bara Menyn with Jones and Meic Stevens before establishing himself as a solo artist. He also wrote "Y Brawd Houdini", one of Stevens' most popular recordings. He introduced genres such as reggae into Welsh music and released many albums as a solo artist and with his band as Geraint Jarman a'r Cynganneddwyr (Geraint Jarman and the Poets), his first album (Gobaith Mawr y Ganrif) released in 1976 by Sain. In the late 1970s he was championed by John Peel who introduced him to a wider audience through his BBC Radio 1 show.

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Gruff Rhys, in the liner notes of the Welsh Rare Beat album, paid tribute to Jarman's influence, stating "Jarman helped to sever ties with Celtic folk and serve as a bridge to a new wave of post punk/post Sain Welsh language artists in the 1980s and beyond who had a less self-conscious relationship with their Welsh identity." The BBC described him as the "father of Welsh rock".

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Jarman produced the S4C television show Fideo 9, which gave important exposure to a later generation of Welsh bands. He has also had several volumes of poetry published, including Cerbyd Cydwybod (2012, Gomer Press).

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Jarman is married to actress Nia Caron, with whom he has two daughters, Hanna and Mared. He also has a daughter, Lisa, from his first marriage to Heather Jones.

His autobiography, Twrw Jarman, was published in 2011.


  • Gobaith Mawr y Ganrif (1976), Sain
  • Tacsi y'r Tywyllwch (1977), Sain
  • Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau (1978), Sain
  • Gwesty Cymru (1979), Sain
  • Fflamau'r Ddraig (1980), Sain
  • "Diwrnod i'r Brenin" (1981), Sain
  • Macsen (1983), Sain
  • Enka (1985), Sain
  • Taith y Carcharorion (1986), Sain - Geraint Jarman & Maffia Mr Huws
  • Rhiniog (1992), Ankstmusic
  • Y Ceubal Y Crossbar A'r Quango (1994), Ankstmusic
  • Eilydd Na Ddefnyddiwyd / Sub Not Used (1998), Sain
  • Môrladron (2002), Sain
  • Pirates (2002)
  • Brecwast Astronot (2011), Ankstmusic
  • Dwyn yr Hogyn Nol (2014)
  • Compilations
  • Goreuon Geraint Jarman A'r Cynganeddwyr - Cyfrol 1 (1991), Sain
  • Atgof fel angor (2008), Sain - 15CD retrospective
  • References

    Geraint Jarman Wikipedia