The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Rowland Huw Prichard
 (1811-1887)

Rowland Huw Prichard was born January 14, 1811, near Bala, North Wales.

Rowland Hugh Prichard was born at Craienyn near Bala, in North Wales, on January 14, 1811, where he spent most of his life. Prichard was well known for his gifted voice and as a choir director. His grandfather was the famous bard, Rowland Huw. Prichard wrote a number of good hymn tunes, many of which were included in Welsh periodicals. In 1844, he published Cyfailly Cantorion (The Singerís Friend), a song book for children. After living most of his life in Craienyn, in 1880 Prichard went to Holywell where he became a loom-tenders' assistant at the Welsh Flannel Manufacturing Company's mills. He died on January 25, 1887.

He died January 25, 1887, at Holywell, North Wales.

Music:

  • Hyfrydol (Good Cheer)

Sources:
Notes from the Hymnuts
The Cyberhymnal

 

 

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