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EVANS , DAVID LLOYD ( 1861 - 1912 ), shopkeeper, traveller, and musician ;

b. 29 Dec. 1861 , son of Evan and Ellen Evans , Adwy-ddu , Penrhyndeudraeth, Mer. He received his earliest musical training at classes conducted by John Roberts , Portmadoc , and by studying Gramadeg Cerddoriaeth (by Alawydd , q.v. ) and other works. His ‘ Can y Cryd ’ and a duet, ‘ Mae'r byd yn llawn o ganu ,’ became popular, whilst his part-songs, ‘ Trig gyda mi ,’ ‘ Oleuni Mwyn ,’ and ‘ Tylwyth Teg ,’ also attained a wide circulation. Both at Corwen , where he lived for a time, and at Penrhyndeudraeth , he conducted successful choirs ; he also took part in the Harlech musical festivals . He was much in demand as music adjudicator and as conductor of musical festivals . He d. 13 Dec. 1912 and was buried in Nazareth burial ground, Penrhyndeudraeth .

Sources:

  • Y Cerddor , Jan. 1913 .

Author:

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

Published date: 1959