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EDWARDS , WILLIAM ( Cymro Gwyllt ; 1826 - 1884 ), stonemason and musician ;

b. 19 Jan. 1826 at Ucheldre , parish of Llanfihangel-y-Creuddyn, Cards. He studied music when he was quite young and was only 12 years old when he won a prize for a hymn-tune. Two hymn-tunes by him appeared in Moliant Israel ( Canrhawdfardd ); two others, together with his harmonization of ‘ Y Delyn Aur ,’ were also published. He is said to have left much unpublished music in manuscript. He d. 30 July 1884 at Cnwch Coch, Cards. , and was buried in Llanfihangel-y-Creuddyn churchyard.

Sources:

  • M. O. Jones , Bywgraffiaeth Cerddorion Cymreig , National Eisteddfod Association publication, 1890

Author:

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

Published date: 1959