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IEUAN GWYLLT

Rev John Roberts (Ieuan Gwyllt), born in 1822 at Tanrhiwfelen near Aberystwyth. His "Llyfr Tonau Cynulleidfaol" was the first book of Welsh Hymn tunes, of which he composed a number himself, notably "Moab". He founded in 1859 the Welsh hymn-singing festivals, which enjoyed immense popularity, and are still held throughout Wales; he was much in demand as conductor. He was a gifted preacher and well known as an adjudicator in eisteddfodau.

Bust by Ivor J Thomas on loan from the United Theological College Aberystwyth