He was a servant at the Wynnstay Arms, Wrexham, in his early days. He learned to play several musical instruments and was appointed conductor of the band of the Denbighshire militia. He won a prize at the Wrexham eisteddfod (1820) for the best arrangement of a Welsh air. He won the prize and medal at the Abergavenny eisteddfod of 1838 for the best Welsh madrigal and was the winner at the Liverpool eisteddfod (1840) for his variations on the tune ' Dynwared yr eos '. His ' Llanciau Eryri ' was published in Y Gyfres Gerddorol.
Published date: 2001
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