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DAVIES , DAVID ( 1817 - 1855 ), harpist ;

b. at Gelli-gaer, Glam. , 27 Jan. 1817 , son of David Davies . He was brought up to be a harpist , went to France for three years to complete his musical education, and became a skilled performer on the triple harp . He was a prizewinner in the Abergavenny eisteddfod , 1838 , and in the Castleton eisteddfod the same year. He d. 1 Nov. 1855 and was buried in Gelli-gaer churchyard.

Sources:

  • M. O. Jones , Bywgraffiaeth Cerddorion Cymreig (1890) ;
  • Rhestr gyda nodiadau byrion, o Enwogion Cymreig o 1700 i 1900 (1908) .

Author:

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

Published date: 1959