HUGHES, WILLIAM (1798 - 1866), harpist

Name: William Hughes
Date of birth: 1798
Date of death: 1866
Gender: Male
Occupation: harpist
Area of activity: Music; Performing Arts
Author: Robert David Griffith

b. in the parish of Llansantffraid-ym-Mechain, Mont. Considered an excellent player of the triple harp, he won the silver harp and the prize of ten guineas offered at the Caernarvon eisteddfod of 1821. He was family harpist at Powis castle for a period, possibly as the successor of Thomas Blayney. He died at Liverpool in 1866.


Published date: 1959

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