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LLWYD , STEPHEN ( 1794 - 1854 ), musician ;

b. 1794 at Llystyn-bach , Nevern, Pembs. , the son of Joseph and Elizabeth Lloyd . He was given some education and was then brought to his father's trade of tailoring . His music instructor was Dafydd Siencyn Morgan (q.v.) . He settled at Fishguard , was appointed precentor at the Baptist chapel there, and soon became known throughout the county as a musician . In 1840 he moved to Pontypridd , where he became precentor of Carmel Baptist chapel ; he also conducted music classes in the district. His hymn-tune ‘ Caerllyngoed ,’ first appeared in Seren Gomer , June 1822 ; other hymn-tunes composed by him (‘ Abergwaun ,’ ‘ Taf ,’ and ‘ Rhondda ’) were published in Seren Gomer whilst a ‘ Carol Nadolig ,’ arranged by D. Emlyn Evans , appeared in Cronicl y Cerddor , Dec. 1882 . He d. in April 1854 , at the age of 60, and was buried in the Carmel chapel burial ground , Pontypridd .

Sources:

  • Y Cerddor , Oct. 1890 ;
  • M. O. Jones , Bywgraffiaeth Cerddorion Cymreig , National Eisteddfod Association publication, 1890

Author:

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

Published date: 1959