HUGHES, DAVID (Cristiolus Môn, 1810 - 1881), musician

Name: David Hughes
Pseudonym: Cristiolus Môn
Date of birth: 1810
Date of death: 1881
Gender: Male
Occupation: musician
Area of activity: Music; Performing Arts
Author: Robert David Griffith

b. in Llangristiolus, Anglesey. After some years as schoolmaster at Trefdraeth and elsewhere in Anglesey, and at Rhewl, near Ruthin, he became a reader in the printing-office of Thomas Gee, Denbigh; he was afterwards a book-binder (self-taught) and, still later, an accounts clerk in the service of John Parry, glover, Denbigh and Oswestry. He played a leading part in the founding of an Anglesey musical society and was the conductor at the first festival of the society, held in 1835. In 1843 he published Y Perorydd Cysegredig and, in 1851, Yr Athraw Cerddorol. He died 13 October 1881.


Published date: 1959

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