Fonds GB 0210 RHBOWEN - Papurau Robin Huw Bowen Papers,

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Papurau Robin Huw Bowen Papers,


  • 1989-1997 / (Creation)

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0.018 cubic metres (2 boxes)

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Biographical history

Robin Huw Bowen, harpist and music publisher, was born in Liverpool, England, to Welsh-speaking parents. He is the only fully professional player of the Welsh triple harp, and began playing the harp while at school. He toured as a member of the Welsh folk group, Mabsant, and since 1983, toured internationally as a solo performer, appearing at major festivals, concerts and colleges, as well as teaching workshops. Between 1990 and 1996, he performed and recorded with the folk group Cusan Tân, and in 1998 he joined the band, Crasdant. Robin Huw Bowen discovered several collections of Welsh tunes and arrangements for harp, and set up his own press, Gwasg Teires (Triple Harp Press) to publish the material. His work, Tro Llaw, was published by the National Library in 1987.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Robin Huw Bowen; Aberystwyth; Donation; 1998

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Scope and content

Papers of Robin Huw Bowen, 1989-1997, including press cuttings of reviews of his performances and publications, 1989-1997; papers relating to visits to America, Australia, Brittany and Thailand, 1995; and papers relating to the Sixth World Harp Congress, Seattle, USA, 1996. = Papurau Robin Huw Bowen, 1989-1997, yn cynnwys torion o'r wasg o adolygiadau o'i berfformiadau a'i gyhoeddiadau, 1989-1997; papurau yn ymwneud â'i ymweliadau â'r Amerig, Awstralia, Gwlad y Thai a Llydaw yn 1995; a phapurau'n gysylltiedig â Chweched Gyngres Telynau'r Byd yn Seattle, 1996.

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Action: All records donated to the National Library of Wales have been retained..


Accruals are not expected.

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Conditions governing access

Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to abide by the conditions noted on the 'Modern papers - data protection form' issued with their readers' tickets.

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Usual copyright regulations apply.

Language of material

  • English
  • Welsh

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English, Welsh.

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Finding aids

A hard copy of the catalogue is available (in Welsh and English) in Minor Lists and Summaries, 1998, p. 5, at the National Library of Wales.

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Title supplied from contents of fonds.

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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Description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.;AACR2; and LCSH


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Dates of creation revision deletion

June 2003


  • English



Archivist's note

Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Minor Lists and Summaries, 1998; Crasdant Homepage, (, viewed 6 June 2003;

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  • Text: Papurau Robin Huw Bowen Papers.