Dictionary of Welsh Biography


A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z



EDWARDS , EVAN ( 1734 - 1766 ), harpist ;

b. at Creigiau'r Bleiddiau , Cerrig-y-drudion . He was an able harpist of whom Edward Jones ( Bardd y Brenin , 1752 - 1824 , q.v.) says that he had a natural gift for music and had a beautiful touch on the harp. There is a local tradition that he d. suddenly with his fingers still clutching the harp-strings. He d. in June 1766 and was buried in Cerrig-y-drudion churchyard.

Sources:

  • Edward Jones , Musical and Poetical Relicks of the Welsh Bards… , 50;
  • M. O. Jones , Bywgraffiaeth Cerddorion Cymreig , National Eisteddfod Association publication, 1890 ;
  • Rhestr gyda nodiadau byrion, o Enwogion Cymreig o 1700 i 1900 , National Eisteddfod Association, 1908 .

Author:

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

Published date: 1959