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EVANS , EVAN ( fl. end of 18th cent. ), a skilful player on the triple harp .

After the death of John Parry ( 1710? - 1782 ) (q.v.) he was appointed family harpist at Wynnstay , the residence of the Williams Wynn family. Thomas Edwards ( Twm o'r Nant ) refers to his skill. His name appears as a subscriber to Edward Jones , Musical and Poetical Relicks of the Welsh Bards , as ‘ Mr. Evan Evans , Telynwr , Wynstay .’ It is thought that he d. at Wynnstay .


  • M. O. Jones , Bywgraffiaeth Cerddorion Cymreig (1890) ;
  • R. Griffith , Llyfr Cerdd Dannau (1913) .


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

Published date: 1959