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RANDLES , EDWARD ( 1763 - 1820 ), blind harpist and organist ;

b. 1763 at Wrexham , the son of Edward Randles , butcher . He was taught the harp by John Parry (q.v.) , Ruabon . In 1788 he was appointed organist of Wrexham parish church . George Thomson , Edinburgh , in the introduction to his Alawon Cymreig , refers to him as a very proficient harpist . He and his daughter, Elizabeth Randles (q.v.) , played before George III and queen Charlotte . He d. 23 Aug. 1820 at Wrexham .

Sources:

  • R. Griffith , Llyfr Cerdd Dannau , 1913 ;
  • Bye–Gones, relating to Wales and the Border Counties , 1878 ;
  • Eminent Welshmen: a short biographical dictionary of Welshmen ... from the earliest times to the present , 1908

Author:

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

Published date: 1959