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Re: NANSI RICHARDS famous Welsh harpist
« Reply #18 on: Sunday 08 April 12 21:35 BST (UK) »
Should have known that Hafina would have done some work on her  :)  She is greatly missed.

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Re: NANSI RICHARDS famous Welsh harpist
« Reply #19 on: Tuesday 31 July 12 17:40 BST (UK) »
Jane Ann (Nansi) Richards is my second cousin 2 x removed!
She was born 14 May 1888 at Penybont Farm Penybont fawr, Montgomershire
Died 21 Dec 1979
She was married to Cecil Maurice Jones
Both are buried at Pennant Melanggell
Any more details required , please contact via personal messaging
Llanrhaeadr YM -Hughes, Morris, Richards
Llanwddyn -Jones, Richards
Llansilin -Hughes
Llangedwyn -Hughes
Hirnant -Thomas, Evans
Llangynog -Hughes, Evans
Penybontfawr -Hughes

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Re: NANSI RICHARDS famous Welsh harpist
« Reply #20 on: Tuesday 06 November 12 17:35 GMT (UK) »
I am also a relative of Nansi. She was an aunt of mine, but I am unsure about how many "Greats" should go in front ! My mother is probably now one of the most senior relatives around today. I will check out what she can add on here. It would be great to find new family !
Rest assured that her harp prowess, including ability to play the triple harp, has been passed on through my family via my 2nd cousins.

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Re: NANSI RICHARDS famous Welsh harpist
« Reply #21 on: Sunday 30 June 13 22:59 BST (UK) »
Hello all,

 I've just found this fascinating discussion - thankyou all.

 I've requested the "Breakfast" programme on Radio 3 to put a pin in Penybontfawr on their music map of Britain, on Nansi's account. An extract from my email:
 " For ten years we lived half a field away from Penybont Farm (Pron: pen-uh-bont) and her name is still much admired in the area - I don't know most of them but she has surviving relatives. Apparently in the 1920s during one of her world tours she was at breakfast with the Kellog family; they were about to introduce a new breakfast food called cornflakes and she pointed out the similarity between "Kellog" and "ceiliog" (Pron: kayliog) which is Welsh for cockerel, hence the picture on the cornflakes packet!"

 In all that time it didn't emerge that Nansi was her stage name. Very surprising...

Regards Ant

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Re: NANSI RICHARDS famous Welsh harpist
« Reply #22 on: Tuesday 09 July 13 21:56 BST (UK) »
Hello all,

 Nansi Richards on Radio 3 on the 8th of July - I suggested it for their "pin in the map" scheme
for musicians around the country. You can hear it for a week on BBC iPlayer:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b036j0ln
 where you can see the details of the record of The Ash Grove by Nansi Richards, and it can all
be heard if you play it starting at 37'47" from the start at 0630.

 For the map:

http://r3maps.herokuapp.com/?
 and put in the postcode. It also shows the other information I put in, about Kellogs for
instance.

 I'll give it a short while then see if they'll do the same for the Choir!

Regards, Ant G0AJA


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Re: NANSI RICHARDS famous Welsh harpist
« Reply #23 on: Tuesday 23 January 18 18:00 GMT (UK) »
I have lots of information about her...she is a distant relation of mine ...and she accompanied me when I was singing penillion!!!!!
Llanrhaeadr YM -Hughes, Morris, Richards
Llanwddyn -Jones, Richards
Llansilin -Hughes
Llangedwyn -Hughes
Hirnant -Thomas, Evans
Llangynog -Hughes, Evans
Penybontfawr -Hughes

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Re: NANSI RICHARDS famous Welsh harpist
« Reply #24 on: Wednesday 24 January 18 10:44 GMT (UK) »
Hi Ladymerle,

First of all I have to tell you that a lot has happened in the (almost) six years since I looked at this, and I have not moved on with it, but thank you very much for getting back in touch.  I would love to see the information you have and to see exactly where Nansi fits into my tree. I suspect that Nansi's father and my 2 x great grandfather (Richard Richards - b. 1831 at Pwll Pridd, Llanrhaedr) were brothers, but I haven't got close to proving this.

Malcolm

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Re: NANSI RICHARDS famous Welsh harpist
« Reply #25 on: Saturday 10 February 18 11:40 GMT (UK) »
She is a relation of mine.
Jane Ann Richards b 14 May 1888  Penybont Farm, Penybont Fawr, Montgomeryshire
Died 21 Dec 1979.
She accompanied me when I was singing penillion in Eisteddfods.
I have photographs of her if you pm me.
Llanrhaeadr YM -Hughes, Morris, Richards
Llanwddyn -Jones, Richards
Llansilin -Hughes
Llangedwyn -Hughes
Hirnant -Thomas, Evans
Llangynog -Hughes, Evans
Penybontfawr -Hughes

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Re: NANSI RICHARDS famous Welsh harpist
« Reply #26 on: Saturday 10 February 18 11:56 GMT (UK) »
Nansi's father had a brother called Richard, 1863-1917. He lived at Hafod y Cymdu, which is in the same parish as Pwll Pridd. Their father was Edward 1811-1875 lived all his life at Hafod y Cymdu.
He had a brother Richard 1800-1979, who had a son Richard  b 1836.
Any help?????
Llanrhaeadr YM -Hughes, Morris, Richards
Llanwddyn -Jones, Richards
Llansilin -Hughes
Llangedwyn -Hughes
Hirnant -Thomas, Evans
Llangynog -Hughes, Evans
Penybontfawr -Hughes