EDWARDS, WILLIAM (Cymro Gwyllt; 1826 - 1884), stonemason and musician

Name: William Edwards
Pseudonym: Cymro Gwyllt
Date of birth: 1826
Date of death: 1884
Gender: Male
Occupation: stonemason and musician
Area of activity: Business and Industry; Music
Author: Robert David Griffith

Born 19 January 1826 at Ucheldre, parish of Llanfihangel-y-Creuddyn, Cardiganshire. He studied music when he was quite young and was only 12 years old when he won a prize for a hymn-tune. Two hymn-tunes by him appeared in Moliant Israel (Canrhawdfardd); two others, together with his harmonization of ‘Y Delyn Aur,’ were also published. He is said to have left much unpublished music in manuscript. He died 30 July 1884 at Cnwch Coch, Cardiganshire, and was buried in Llanfihangel-y-Creuddyn churchyard.


Published date: 1959

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