Emlyn Bevan, 1899 – 1953
It was in the cottage than Emlyn and Emrys Bevan, both destined to become conductors of the choir, were brought up with their brothers and sister Gwladys. The children on Abraham and Anne Bevan, theirs was from the beginning a musical family. Their father was a man of “considerable musical ability and was in fact the first organist of Ebenezer Chapel”. “Brynhyfryd” rejoiced regularly to the sound of the family harmonium, a treasured if humble instrument which both boys were to master. Emlyn, senior of the two by five years, was the first to reveal his instrumental flair and became one of the pupils of William Jenkins of Penclawdd, a significant and formative influence in those budding years.