North West Wales

Composer Dilys Elwyn-Edwards dies at 93

The respected Welsh classical composer, Dilys Elwyn-Edwards, has died at the age of 93.

The former Bangor University music tutor was well known for her romantic compositions, recorded by artists such as Bryn Terfel and Charlotte Church.

Born in Dolgellau in 1918, she studied music at Cardiff University before receiving a scholarship to the Royal College of Music in London.

Mrs Elwyn-Edwards died on 13 January at a nursing home in Llanberis, Gwynedd.

As well as being an accomplished composer, she was also an adjudicator for the National Eisteddfod, and appeared on numerous radio and television programmes.

Her most famous work, Mae Hiraeth yn y Môr (Longing in the Sea) was commissioned by the BBC in 1961.

A private funeral will be held later.

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