DAFYDD ALAW (fl. 1550), an Anglesey poet

Name: Dafydd Alaw
Gender: Male
Occupation: poet
Area of activity: Eisteddfod; Poetry
Author: Rhiannon Francis Roberts

who graduated ‘Disgybl Ysbâs Cerdd Dafod’ at the Caerwys eisteddfod of 1568. He may have been a bardic disciple of Lewis Môn, whom he commemorates in an elegy (N.L.W. MS. 1553). His extant work, most of which is to be found in Llanst. MSS. 123, 125, and 133, consists mainly of cywyddau and awdlau in praise of members of some of the principal county families of Anglesey, c. 1535-70. There is a reference to his book of pedigrees in Pen. MS. 134.


Published date: 1959

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