EVANS, DAVID LLOYD (1861 - 1912), shopkeeper, traveller, and musician

Name: David Lloyd Evans
Date of birth: 1861
Date of death: 1912
Parent: Ellen Evans
Parent: Evan Evans
Gender: Male
Occupation: shopkeeper, traveller, and musician
Area of activity: Business and Industry; Music
Author: Robert David Griffith

Born 29 December 1861, son of Evan and Ellen Evans, Adwy-ddu, Penrhyndeudraeth, Meironnydd. He received his earliest musical training at classes conducted by John Roberts, Portmadoc, and by studying Gramadeg Cerddoriaeth (by Alawydd) and other works. His ' Can y Cryd ' and a duet, ' Mae'r byd yn llawn o ganu,' became popular, whilst his part-songs, ' Trig gyda mi,' ' Oleuni Mwyn,' and ' Tylwyth Teg,' also attained a wide circulation. Both at Corwen, where he lived for a time, and at Penrhyndeudraeth, he conducted successful choirs; he also took part in the Harlech musical festivals. He was much in demand as music adjudicator and as conductor of musical festivals. He died 13 December 1912 and was buried in Nazareth burial ground, Penrhyndeudraeth.


Published date: 1959

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