David Reid

Born in County Durham in 1949, David Reid, who was blind and a fluent reader of Braille lived in Cardiff for over thirty years. He read Literature and Philosophy for an MA at Cardiff University. He worked as an English teacher, broadcaster and musician, and had been writing poetry, intermittently, over the last three decades. Truth Street, a collection of poems, was published in 1999 by the Woodville Press, Cardiff.
He regularly reviewed music and drama for local newspapers.

Some literary pieces by David Reid:

Beyond the Glitter: a look at some current Irish writers

Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray.

A word about George Steiner

David was also a well-known bass guitar player in these parts and helped to provide the essential backing for :

1. The Welsh folk group, Ffynnon

Review of their CD, Celtic Music from Wales

Photo 1: 'Ffynnon' in a relaxed mood

Photo 2: Cover of 'Ffynnon' CD

Photo 3: Back of 'Ffynnon' CD

2. The Welsh rock legend

Meic Stevens

David was a member of the 'band' during the recording of Meic's latest CD, Ysbryd Solfa.

Photo: Images from this CD.

3. The former Cardiff Be-Bop group, The Paul Hampson Trio

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David died in New York on Monday January 10, 2003 and was buried in Cardiff, his adopted city.

May God give him peace.

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