FolkWales Online Magazine

Obituary

Obituaries

2016 Roy Harris: February 9, 2016 Celebrated, revered and respected traditional singer Roy Harris of Ely, Cardiff passed away early on the morning of February 9, at the age of 82. Roy, who moved to Cardiff in 1960, organised the first-ever folk club in South Wales. From 1976 to 1980, he was invited to be…

MERÊD: LET’S CELEBRATE THE LEGACY THAT HE LEFT

Meredydd Evans, born December 9, 1919, died February 21, 2015 The great Welsh icon Dr Meredydd Evans – masterful folk singer, Welsh language activist who campaigned for non-violent and peaceful protests, Doctor of Philosophy, folksong collector, head of the BBC’s Welsh light entertainments, writer, editor, historian – died on February 21, 2015 after a short…