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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