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Archibald James Potter (1918 - 1980):
Composer


James Potter was born in Belfast, but moved to England with his family when he was still a child. He sang in the choir of All Saints' Church, Margaret Street, London and then became an organ scholar at Clifton College. He was later a composition student at the Royal College of Music. After serving in the Second World War he returned to St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin, as vicar. He was appointed Professor of Composition at the Royal Irish Academy of Music in 1955. He was a composer, and his works included a television opera, Patrick, and four ballets, among which were Careless Love and Caitlin Bocht. He arranged traditional music for Radio Eireann Light Orchestra and wrote an opera, The Emigrants.

Born: 1918
Died: 1980
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