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Edward Jones

(1752—1824) harpist and music antiquary


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(1752–1824), antiquarian and harpist to the Prince of Wales, and the most important collector of traditional Welsh music [26]. Born into a well-to-do farming family in rural Wales with a strong musical tradition, he was a notable performer on the harp. The patronage of local gentry eased his path when he left for London for a career as professional harpist, teacher of the gentry, and music publisher.

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From An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945).


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