AMY EVANS (1884 - 1983)

Amy Evans was the daughter of a Welsh coal miner. She won the singing competition in the Cardiff Eidsteddfod of 1899. This was the beginning of a professional singing career which lasted seventy-seven years.

She was a member of Charles Workman's company at the Savoy in 1910 and understudy to Nancy Mcintosh whom she replaced at the end of the first week in "Fallen Fairies". She subsequently pursued a concert career, married the Scottish baritone Fraser Gange, and settled in America. She last sang in public for the Welsh Women's Clubs of America at the age of 91!

Amy Evans, the last of the Savoyards, died at her home in Baltimore, Maryland, in January 1983 at the age of 98.

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