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EVANS , WILLIAM ( Alaw Afan ; 1836 - 1900 ), musician ;

b. at Melin-crug near Llanafan, Cards. He worked for some years as a forester on the estate of the earls of Lisburne and lived for a while at Maenarthur Cottage , near Ysbyty Ystwyth ; during that time he was active as a composer , as leader of a Llanafan choir , and as a competitor in eisteddfodau in Wales and the U.S.A. Examples of hymn-tunes, anthems, and part-songs by him are to be found in the manuscripts listed below; see also Llawlyfr Moliant . During the latter half of his life he lived at Treorchy, Glam. , where he d. 16 June 1900 . He was buried at Ysbyty Ystwyth .


  • Y Cerddor , Sept. 1900 ;
  • NLW MSS 7795-7803, 8266.


Sir William Llewelyn Davies, M.A., LL.D., F.S.A. (1887-1952), Aberystwyth

Published date: 1959