John Roberts (Alaw Elwy, also called 'Telynor Cymru') (1816-1894)

'A pupil of Richard Roberts (1796 - 1855), a Caernarvon harpist, [John Roberts] became a noted harpist and a skilled singer of penillion to the accompaniment of the harp. He won the triple harp offered at the Abergavenny eisteddfod, 1842, taking the chief prize in 1848 also. He also won the harp at the Cardiff eisteddfod of 1850. He played before the queen at Portsmouth in 1834 and at Winchester (twice) in 1835; he also played before grand duke Constantine of Russia at Aberystwyth (1847), and the king of Belgium at Swansea in 1848.' -- Robert David Griffith (1959)

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