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GRIFFITH , ROWLAND ( fl. 18th cent. ), harpist and harp maker ,

a native of Llanrwst . In his old age he lived in one of the almshouses at Llanrwst called the Bowls ; here he made several harps , being the last of the Llanrwst harp-makers .

Sources:

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

Author:

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

Published date: 1959