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MORGAN , EVAN ( Llew Madog ; 1846 - 1920 ), musician ;

b. 27 March 1846 in Tyn-dre , Morfa Bychan , near Portmadoc . He learnt the trade of a furniture-maker . He began to take an interest in music when he was quite young and as he possessed a good voice he soon became well-known as a singer in the districts around Portmadoc . He was also a fairly good poet . He composed several hymn-tunes , winning the prize four times for such compositions in the singing festivals of the Congregationalists of Caernarvonshire . The first hymn-tune that he composed was named ‘ Llanerch ,’ after the name of the farm adjoining his own home. His tune ‘ Salem ’ became very popular, but he is best known today for his ‘ Tyddyn Llwyn .’ He d. 1 Nov. 1920 , and was buried in Ynyscynhaearn churchyard, near Portmadoc .

Sources:

  • Y Cerddor , Jan. 1921.

Author:

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

Published date: 1959