HUGHES, WILLIAM (1798 - 1866), harpist
Name: William Hughes
Date of birth: 1798
Date of death: 1866
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.
- Robert David Griffith, (1877 - 1958), Old Colwyn
Goleuad Cymru (Caerleon 1820-1830), ii (1821), 295;
Rhestr gyda nodiadau byrion, o Enwogion Cymreig o 1700 i 1900 (1908);
- R. Griffith, Llyfr Cerdd Dannau (1913);
Yr Haul, 1894;
- M. O. Jones, Bywgraffiaeth Cerddorion Cymreig (1890);
- R. Williams, Montgomeryshire Worthies (1894).
Published date: 1959
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