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Irish composer A J Potter was born on 22 September 1918, son of a blind Belfast piano tuner, and died on 5 July 1980. Brought up by relatives in Kent, he won a scholarship to the Royal College of Music in London and studied with Vaughan Williams. A significant figure in Irish music, Potter is known for his arrangement of the Dublin ballad Finnegan's Wake. He was also active as a broadcaster, examiner, teacher and writer.
CD Spotlight - Happy and profound. 'The National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, conducted by Robert Houlihan, have brought this fine work to life with a strong performance ...' The music of A J Potter, with Patric Standford