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BRYANT , JOHN ( Alawydd Glan Tâf ; 1832 - 1926 ), harpist .

Born 1 Feb. 1832 at Castellau , Llantrisant, Glam. , son of Daniel Bryant , Efailisaf , Llantrisant . He received tuition in harp-playing from Llewelyn Williams ( Alawydd y De ) for about two years. He was a competent player of the pedal harp , took part in many eisteddfodau and concerts in South Wales , and served as adjudicator in some eisteddfodau . He arranged variations for the harp on ‘ Merch Megan .’ He d. 5 Jan. 1926 and was buried in the graveyard of Tabernacl , Efailisaf .

Sources:

  • M. O. Jones , Bywgraffiaeth Cerddorion Cymreig (1890) .

Author:

Robert David Griffith, M.A., (1877-1958), Old Colwyn

Published date: 1959