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CYNWRIG BENCERDD ( 15th cent. ), harpist ,

of Holywell, Flints. He was the chief musician in the Carmarthen eisteddfod of 1451 . The Myvyrian Archaiology contains ‘ Dechrau Caniad Cynwrig Bencerdd .’

Sources:

  • M. O. Jones , Bywgraffiaeth Cerddorion Cymreig , National Eisteddfod Association publication, 1890 ;
  • R. Griffith , Llyfr Cerdd Dannau , 1913 .

Author:

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

Published date: 1959