A. J. Potter: Life
; b. Falls Road, Belfast; Presbyterian father was blind, worked as piano
tuner and church organist; Catholic mother, an alcoholic; sent to live
in England with fraternal aunt, who taught him to sing; ed. choir school
of All Saints, St. Margaret's Street, London; Clifton College then Royal
College of Music under Vaughan Williams, R. O. Morris and H. C. Colles;
Doctorate of music, Dublin University 1953; two Carolan Prizes from Radio
É ireann, 1952, 1953; Professor of Composition at Royal Irish Academy
of Music, 1956.
Charles Acton, ‘Interview with A. J. Potter’, Éire-Ireland,
5, 2 (Summer 1970), pp.115-39.