EDWARDS, EVAN (1734 - 1766), harpist

Name: Evan Edwards
Date of birth: 1734
Date of death: 1766
Gender: Male
Occupation: harpist
Area of activity: Music; Performing Arts
Author: Robert David Griffith

Born at Creigiau'r Bleiddiau, Cerrig-y-drudion. He was an able harpist of whom Edward Jones (Bardd y Brenin, 1752 - 1824) says that he had a natural gift for music and had a beautiful touch on the harp. There is a local tradition that he died suddenly with his fingers still clutching the harp-strings. He died in June 1766 and was buried in Cerrig-y-drudion churchyard.


Published date: 1959

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