Resource id #75
Image Source: Wikipedia

Trebor Mai

Robert Williams (25 May 1830 - 5 August 1877), usually referred to by his bardic name Trebor Mai, was a Welsh language poet, born at Ty'n-yr-ardd near Llanrhychwyn, near Llanrwst, in the old county of Caernarfonshire, the son of a tailor. He was educated at a local Llanrhychwyn school and for a period attended the free school at Llanrwst. Around 1843, he moved with his family to Llanrwst and he applied himself to his father's craft. After he married on 13 October 1854 he commenced business as a tailor himself in Llanrwst, and remained there for the rest of his life. He died in 1877, aged 47.

Trebor Mai is chiefly remembered today for his englynion. He published two small volumes in his lifetime, Fy Noswyl (1861) and Y Geninen (1869). The contents of these with large additions were published posthumously as Gwaith Barddonol Trebor Mai (Isaac Ffoulkes, Liverpool, 1883).

Birth and Death Data: Born May 25, 1830 (Llanrhychwyn), Died August 5, 1877

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1923

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist

Notes: Trebor Mai was the bardic name used by Welsh poet Robert Williams (not the same as author Robert Folkestone Williams).

= Recordings are available for online listening.
= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-27546 10-in. 2/13/1923 Chwifiwn faner John George Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Trebor Mai," accessed December 3, 2023,

Trebor Mai. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 3, 2023, from

"Trebor Mai." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 3 December 2023.

DAHR Persistent Identifier


Wikipedia content provided under the terms of the Creative Commons BY-SA license


Send the Editors a message about this record.