Elinor Bennett

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Elinor Bennett, Baroness Wigley (born April 1943) is a Welsh harpist.[1]

Bennett was born in Llanidloes, Wales. She has recorded twelve solo albums, and is one of the organisers of the Wales International Harp Festival. She runs an annual "Harp College". Her students have included Catrin Finch, who later married her son Hywel.[2]

In 2003, Bennett was the recipient of the Glyndŵr Award.[3]


Bennett is the wife of the Plaid Cymru politician Dafydd Wigley (Baron Wigley). Two of the couple's four children predeceased their parents, dying from an inherited genetic condition.[4]


  1. ^ Harp Masters Elinor Bennett, harpmasters.com; accessed 5 October 2014.
  2. ^ "It takes some pluck", The Telegraph, 1 November 2004; accessed 22 June 2013.
  3. ^ Elinor Bennett biography, sainwales.com; accessed 5 October 2014.
  4. ^ "Elinor Bennett Wigley talks about her new autobiography, Taut Strings", Wales Online, 9 March 2012; accessed 12 May 2014.

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