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HUGHES , DAVID ( Cristiolus Môn , 1810 - 1881 ), musician ;

b. in Llangristiolus , Anglesey . After some years as schoolmaster at Trefdraeth and elsewhere in Anglesey , and at Rhewl , near Ruthin , he became a reader in the printing-office of Thomas Gee , Denbigh ; he was afterwards a book-binder (self-taught) and, still later, an accounts clerk in the service of John Parry , glover , Denbigh and Oswestry . He played a leading part in the founding of an Anglesey musical society and was the conductor at the first festival of the society , held in 1835 . In 1843 he published Y Perorydd Cysegredig and, in 1851 , Yr Athraw Cerddorol . He d. 13 Oct. 1881 .

Sources:

  • Cronicl y Cerddor , Treherbert , 1881 ;
  • 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 ;
  • R. Hughes , Enwogion Môn, 1850–1912 , 1913 , 1913 .

Author:

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

Published date: 1959