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DAVIES , THOMAS ( 1851 - 1892 ), musician ;

b. at Ebbw Vale , 1851 . He was one of the first to adopt the sol-fa system in South Wales . His favourite form of musical composition was the anthem: he composed about six which had a popular appeal — ‘ Dyddiau dyn sydd fel glaswelltyn ’ being well known at one period. He was a successful musical conductor and teacher . He d. 20 Dec. 1892 and was buried at the Ebbw Vale cemetery, 24 Dec .

Sources:

  • Y Cerddor , Jan. 1893 ;
  • Geirlyfr Bywgraffiadol o Enwogion Cymru , 1870 ;
  • Rhestr gyda nodiadau byrion, o Enwogion Cymreig o 1700 i 1900 , National Eisteddfod Association, 1908 .

Author:

Rev. Thomas Mardy Rees, (1871-1953), Neath

Published date: 1959