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Caradog Roberts

ROBERTS, Caradog. b. Rhosllanerchrugog, Denbighshire, 30 October 1878; d. Wrexham, Denbighshire, 3 March 1935. He trained as a carpenter but became a full-time musician, studying with J.C. Bridge, organist of Chester Cathedral. He was organist of Mynydd Seion Congregational Church, Wrexham (1894-1903), and of Bethlehem Congregational Church, Rhosllanerchrugog (1904-35). He was director of Music at University College of North Wales, Bangor (1914-20). As a hymn tune composer he is known outside Wales for RACHIE, a rousing tune for Frances Ridley Havergal*’s ‘Who is on the Lord’s side’*. It was published in a hymnbook for Welsh Congregationalists, Y Caniedydd Cynulleidfaol Newydd (1921), of...

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