Show Summary Details

Page of
PRINTED FROM Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. © Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single article in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy).

Thomas, John [pseud. Pencerdd Gwalia]locked

  • Ann Griffiths


Thomas, John [pseud. Pencerdd Gwalia] (1826–1913), harpist, was born on 1 March 1826, in Bridgend, Glamorgan, the eldest of the seven children of John Thomas (1807–1895), a tailor, and his wife, Catherine Jones (1806–1863). In 1838, at the age of twelve, he competed at the ...

You do not currently have access to this article


Please login to access the full content.


Access to the full content requires a subscription

National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth
Musical Times