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Parry, John [Parry Ddall, Blind Parry]locked

(1710?–1782)
  • Trevor Herbert

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Parry, John [Parry Ddall, Blind Parry] (1710?–1782), musician, was born at Bryncynan, near Nefyn on the Llŷn peninsula. It is not clear whether he was born blind, but he certainly appears to have been blind from a very early age. He became the outstanding player of the triple harp of his day, though his most significant contribution to Welsh music was his three published collections of Welsh and British airs. He learned to play the harp with a relative, ...

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Gentleman's Magazine
J. E. Lloyd & others, eds., (1959) [Eng. trans. of Y bywgraffiadur Cymreig hyd 1940, 2nd edn (1954)]; R. T. Jenkins, E. D. Jones, & B. F. Roberts, eds., (2001) [with suppl. to 1940]