DAVIES, DAVID (1817 - 1855), harpist

Name: David Davies
Date of birth: 1817
Date of death: 1855
Gender: Male
Occupation: harpist
Area of activity: Music; Performing Arts
Author: Robert David Griffith

Born at Gelli-gaer, Glamorganshire, 27 January 1817, son of David Davies. He was brought up to be a harpist, went to France for three years to complete his musical education, and became a skilled performer on the triple harp. He was a prizewinner in the Abergavenny eisteddfod, 1838, and in the Castleton eisteddfod the same year. He died 1 November 1855 and was buried in Gelli-gaer churchyard.


Published date: 1959

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