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 (NLW MS 1553A ). His extant work, most of which is to be found in Llanstephan MS 123 , Llanstephan MS 125 and Llanstephan MS 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 Peniarth MS 134 .


Published date: 1959

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