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Clidro, Robin (fl. 1547), Welsh-language poet and minstrel

Cennard Davies.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Literary Studies (British and Irish); Performance Practice and Studies; Musical Structures, Styles, and Techniques. 766 words.

Clidro, Robin (fl. 1547), Welsh-language poet and minstrel, lived near Ruthin, Denbighshire. Although his surname suggests that he was of English extraction, persons bearing the name...

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Griffiths [née Thomas], Ann (bap. 1776, d. 1805), hymn writer in Welsh

D. Ben Rees.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Literary Studies (British and Irish); Religion; Composition. 828 words.

Griffiths [née Thomas], Ann (bap. 1776, d. 1805), hymn writer in Welsh, born at a farmhouse called Dolwar-fach in the parish of Llanfihangel-yng-Ngwynfa, Montgomeryshire, the fourth of the...

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MacKay, Iain Dall (1656?–1754), piper, composer, and bard

Bridget Mackenzie.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Woodwinds; Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Literary Studies (British and Irish); Composition. 946 words.

MacKay, Iain Dall (1656?–1754), piper, composer, and bard, was born at Meikle Talladale, Loch Maree, in the parish of Gairloch, Wester Ross, the only child of Ruairidh MacKay (c.1590–1689),...

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Mackenna [McCannadh], Nial (fl. 1700), Irish-language poet and harpist

Norman Moore.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Literary Studies (British and Irish); Strings. 143 words.

Mackenna [McCannadh], Nial (fl. 1700), Irish-language poet and harpist, was born in the Fews, co. Armagh, Ireland. He afterwards settled in Mullaghcrew, co. Louth, where he wrote poems and...

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Macpherson, Lachlan [Lachlann Mac a' Phearsain; called Fear Shrath-Mhathaisidh] (b. c. 1723, d. in or before 1780), Gaelic poet and musician

Richard D. Jackson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Applied Music; Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Literary Studies (British and Irish). 1308 words.

Macpherson, Lachlan [Lachlann Mac a' Phearsain; called Fear Shrath-Mhathaisidh] (b. c. 1723, d. in or before 1780), Gaelic poet and musician, was the only son of John...

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Morrison, Roderick [An Clàrsair Dall, the Blind Harper] (1656?–1713/14), Scottish Gaelic poet and harpist

Derick S. Thomson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Literary Studies (British and Irish); Strings. 760 words.

Morrison, Roderick [An Clàrsair Dall, the Blind Harper] (1656?–1713/14), Scottish Gaelic poet and harpist, was the eldest son of John Morison (b. c.1630), tacksman of Bragar in the island...

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William, Dafydd (c. 1720–1794), Welsh-language hymn writer

E. G. Millward.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Literary Studies (British and Irish); Religion; Composition. 552 words.

William, Dafydd (c. 1720–1794), Welsh-language hymn writer, was born in the parish of Llanedi, Carmarthenshire. He moved during his early years to Llandeilo Tal-y-bont, Glamorgan, going on...

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