(1752–1824), antiquarian and harpist to the Prince of Wales, and the most important collector of traditional Welsh music . 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.
From An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age in Oxford Reference.
Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945).