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EDWARDS , EVAN ( 1734 - 1766 ), harpist ;

b. at Creigiau'r Bleiddiau , Cerrig-y-drudion . He was an able harpist of whom Edward Jones ( Bardd y Brenin , 1752 - 1824 , q.v.) says that he had a natural gift for music and had a beautiful touch on the harp. There is a local tradition that he d. suddenly with his fingers still clutching the harp-strings. He d. in June 1766 and was buried in Cerrig-y-drudion churchyard.


  • Edward Jones , Musical and Poetical Relicks of the Welsh Bards … , 50;
  • M. O. Jones , Bywgraffiaeth Cerddorion Cymreig (1890) ;
  • Rhestr gyda nodiadau byrion, o Enwogion Cymreig o 1700 i 1900 (1908) .


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

Published date: 1959