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HUGHES , WILLIAM ( 1798 - 1866 ), harpist ;

b. in the parish of Llansantffraid-ym-Mechain, Mont. Considered an excellent player of the triple harp , he won the silver harp and the prize of ten guineas offered at the Caernarvon eisteddfod of 1821 . He was family harpist at Powis castle for a period, possibly as the successor of Thomas Blayney (q.v.) . He d. at Liverpool in 1866 .

Sources:

  • Goleuad Cymru (Caerleon, 1820-1830) , ii ( 1821 ), 295;
  • Rhestr gyda nodiadau byrion, o Enwogion Cymreig o 1700 i 1900 (1908) ;
  • R. Griffith , Llyfr Cerdd Dannau (1913) ;
  • Yr Haul , 1894 ;
  • M. O. Jones , Bywgraffiaeth Cerddorion Cymreig (1890) ;
  • R. Williams , Montgomeryshire Worthies (1894) .

Author:

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

Published date: 1959