IEUAN RUDD (fl. 1470), a Glamorgan bard

Name: Ieuan Rudd
Gender: Male
Occupation: a Glamorgan bard
Area of activity: Eisteddfod; Poetry
Author: Griffith John Williams

who sang in the second half of the 15th century. Two cywyddau by him survive, the one upon the marriage-feast of Sir Rhys ap Thomas and Sioned (Janet), daughter of Thomas Mathew of Radyr, Glamorganshire, and the other to the ‘paderau main crisial’ (the crystal paternosters). There is a reference to him in a cywydd which Llywelyn Goch y Dant wrote c. 1470 to invite Hywel ap Dafydd ap Ieuan ap Rhys to visit Tir Iarll and the district; in them he is described as a man ‘o Lyn Rhoddne Wlad’ — the first bard from that valley, as far as is known. The cywydd on the paternosters shows that he possessed considerable descriptive skill.


Published date: 1959

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