ANW logo

Archives Network Wales

Search the collections:        Search help | Advanced search   | Browse by repository

Browse the indices: Combined(searchable) Personal names Corporate names Places Subjects



[New to Archives?]

[Family history]

[Admin menu]

List of repositories  |  List of collections at National Library of Wales  |  Repository home page  |  Contact details

National Library of Wales
Bowen, Robin Huw, papers

Reference code(s): GB 0210 RHBOWEN

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Papurau Robin Huw Bowen Papers

Short Title: Bowen, Robin Huw, papers

Creation date(s): 1989-1997

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.018 cubic metres (2 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Robin Huw Bowen


Administrative/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.


Scope and content/abstract: 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.


Language/scripts of material: English, Welsh

System of arrangement:

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.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

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.

Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records donated to the National Library of Wales have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Donation by Robin Huw Bowen, Aberystwyth, 1998.



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

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.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: June 2003

Harpists | Wales

Personal names
Bowen , Robin Huw

Corporate names
World Harp Congress | (1996 : | Seattle)


List of repositories  |  List of collections at National Library of Wales  |  Repository home page  |  Contact details