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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