BRYANT, JOHN (Alawydd Glan Tâf; 1832 - 1926), harpist

Name: John Bryant
Pseudonym: Alawydd Glan Tâf
Date of birth: 1832
Date of death: 1926
Parent: Daniel Bryant
Gender: Male
Occupation: harpist
Area of activity: Music; Performing Arts
Author: Robert David Griffith

Born 1 February 1832 at Castellau, Llantrisant, Glamorganshire, son of Daniel Bryant, Efailisaf, Llantrisant. He received tuition in harp-playing from Llewelyn Williams (' Alawydd y De ') for about two years. He was a competent player of the pedal harp, took part in many eisteddfodau and concerts in South Wales, and served as adjudicator in some eisteddfodau. He arranged variations for the harp on ‘Merch Megan.’

He died 5 January 1926 and was buried in the graveyard of Tabernacl, Efailisaf.


Published date: 1959

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