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RANDLES, EDWARD (1763 - 1820), blind harpist and organist

Name: Edward Randles

Date of birth: 1763

Date of death: 1820

Gender : Male

Occupation: blind harpist and organist

Area of activity: Music; Performing Arts

Author: Robert David Griffith

Born 1763 at Wrexham, the son of Edward Randles, butcher. He was taught the harp by John Parry, Ruabon. In 1788 he was appointed organist of Wrexham parish church. George Thomson, Edinburgh, in the introduction to his Alawon Cymreig, refers to him as a very proficient harpist. He and his daughter, Elizabeth Randles, played before George III and queen Charlotte. He died 23 August 1820 at Wrexham.

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