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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