EVANS, WILLIAM (Alaw Afan; 1836 - 1900), musician

Name: William Evans
Pseudonym: Alaw Afan
Date of birth: 1836
Date of death: 1900
Gender: Male
Occupation: musician
Area of activity: Eisteddfod; Music; Performing Arts
Author: William Llewelyn Davies

Born at Melin-crug near Llanafan, Cardiganshire He worked for some years as a forester on the estate of the earls of Lisburne and lived for a while at Maenarthur Cottage, near Ysbyty Ystwyth; during that time he was active as a composer, as leader of a Llanafan choir, and as a competitor in eisteddfodau in Wales and the U.S.A. Examples of hymn-tunes, anthems, and part-songs by him are to be found in the manuscripts listed below; see also Llawlyfr Moliant. During the latter half of his life he lived at Treorchy, Glamorganshire, where he died 16 June 1900. He was buried at Ysbyty Ystwyth.


Published date: 1959

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