MORGAN, EVAN (Llew Madog; 1846 - 1920), musician

Name: Evan Morgan
Pseudonym: Llew Madog
Date of birth: 1846
Date of death: 1920
Gender: Male
Occupation: musician
Area of activity: Music; Performing Arts; Religion
Author: Robert David Griffith

Born 27 March 1846 in Tyn-dre, Morfa Bychan, near Portmadoc. He learnt the trade of a furniture-maker. He began to take an interest in music when he was quite young and as he possessed a good voice he soon became well-known as a singer in the districts around Portmadoc. He was also a fairly good poet. He composed several hymn-tunes, winning the prize four times for such compositions in the singing festivals of the Congregationalists of Caernarvonshire. The first hymn-tune that he composed was named ‘Llanerch,’ after the name of the farm adjoining his own home. His tune ‘Salem’ became very popular, but he is best known today for his ‘Tyddyn Llwyn.’ He died 1 November 1920, and was buried in Ynyscynhaearn churchyard, near Portmadoc.


Published date: 1959

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