Biography:Morris Edward

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Morris Edward

 Given name:     Morris
 Middle name:     
 Family name:     Edward
 Place of birth:     Wales
 Place of death:     Anglesey, Wales
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 Profile:     Musician
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Biographical notes

Morris Edward was a fiddler from Anglesey, Wales, who compiled a music manuscript collection around the year 1778/9. The following passage is from Cass Meurig's chapter "Fiddle tunes in eighteenth-century Wales" (in Russell & Alburger's Play It Like It Is, (2006).

All that is known of [him] is that he was paid two guineas for playing the fiddle at Bodorgan Manor in Anglesey for a fortnight, and that he may have subscribed to John Parry's third book, British Harmony (1781). Edward certainly had access to British Harmony as well as to John Parry's first book, Antient British Music (1742), and Edward Jones's Musical and Poetical Relicks of the Welsh Bards (1784), sonce he copied tunes from all three volumes.