A. J. Potter: Life

1918- ; 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.