ROBERTS, WILLIAM (' Wil Brych '; (fl. c. 1825), an ostler and musician

Name: William Roberts
Pseudonym: Wil Brych
Gender: Male
Occupation: ostler and musician
Area of activity: Business and Industry; Music; Religion
Author: Robert David Griffith

who lived in Tyn-y-maes, near Bethesda, Caernarfonshire and who attended to the horses drawing the London and Holyhead mail coaches. He attended music classes conducted by Robert Williams (' Cae Aseth '), whom he used to accompany in order to help to conduct in Sunday school at Nant-y-benglog. William Owen, of Prysgol (1813 - 1893), used to visit Tyn-y-maes and received lessons from ' Wil Brych.' He wrote several hymn-tunes, the best-known being ' Andalusia.'


Published date: 1959

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