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HUGHES , JOHN ( 1791 -?), musician .

He was a servant at the Wynnstay Arms , Wrexham , in his early days. He learned to play several musical instruments and was appointed conductor of the band of the Denbs. militia . He won a prize at the Wrexham eisteddfod ( 1820 ) for the best arrangement of a Welsh air. He won the prize and medal at the Abergavenny eisteddfod of 1838 for the best Welsh madrigal and was the winner at the Liverpool eisteddfod ( 1840 ) for his variations on the tune ‘ Dynwared yr eos ’. His ‘ Llanciau Eryri ’ was published in Y Gyfres Gerddorol .

Sources:

  • M. O. Jones , Bywgraffiaeth Cerddorion Cymreig , National Eisteddfod Association publication, 1890

Author:

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

Published date: 2001