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Uni honours tenor and journalist
Timothy Evans and Dylan Iorwerth
Timothy Evans and Dylan Iorwerth both live in the Lampeter area

One of Wales' greatest tenors and an award-winning journalist have been inaugurated as honorary fellows of the University of Wales Lampeter.

Timothy Evans, known as 'Lampeter's Pavarotti', and Golwg editor and director Dylan Iorwerth received the honour on St David's Day.

Timothy lives in Lampeter, where he breeds sheep and other animals, as well as collecting cranberry glass.

Dylan is also based in the Lampeter area, where Golwg is based.

World-famous

Timothy Evans first came to prominence in the National and Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfodau, winning the tenor solo competition at the National Eisteddfod on five occasions.

He has won the Llangollen International Singer of the Year competition three times, on one occasion beating the world-famous bass baritone Bryn Terfel.

He has entertained audiences as far afield as Australia, Hong Kong and the USA as well as throughout Wales and through his TV and radio appearances.

Timothy's love of his home has been stronger than the call for success in the singing world and he has turned down offers of places at music colleges and recording contracts abroad.

Dylan Iorwerth is a highly-respected Welsh journalist.

Crown

After graduating from university, he joined the Wrexham Leader newspaper before moving to the news department at BBC Radio Cymru and later serving as BBC Wales' political correspondent in London, and founding the first-ever Welsh language Sunday newspaper, Sulyn.

In 1988, he founded the Welsh language weekly news magazine Golwg, which in 2009 also launched the Golwg360 website offering daily Welsh and international news in Welsh.

Dylan has also been awarded the Crown at the National Eisteddfod, one of the most coveted awards.

At the 2000 Llanelli National Eisteddfod, Dylan was awarded the Crown in a ceremony overseen by the Gorsedd of Bards for his sequence of poems on the subject of Tywod (Sand).

He also won the Eisteddfod's Prose Medal in 2005.




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