Harp Music and "Cerrd Dant"
harp is a national symbol, for the Welsh live performances of this instrument
can be heard at the eisteddfods but also in many pubs. The greatest performer is
Ossian Ellis. Among the other best-known Welsh harpists 
are Eleanor Bennett, Osian Ellis, David Watkins, Sian Jones, Ieuan Jones and
“Queen of the Harp” Nansi
Richards, an expert on both the triple and pedal harps, died in 1979. There has
been a marked increase in harp playing, many young pupils being taught to play
the instrument in schools. There is now an annual Nansi Richards Harp
Scholarship competition for young harpists.
the penillion or verses are set to music in a sophisticated way (see previous
reference). This art is still alive,
especially at the Eisteddfods. Today it is not only performed to the
accompaniment of the harp, but also to that of other instruments, such as the