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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