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John and his wife Bar when John was awarded the degree of Doctor Honoris Causa by the University of Aberdeen
John, carnyx and Fraser Hunter at the launch of John Creed's reconstruction of the carnyx in the National Museum of Scotland
John and his favourite cow ever - MacCowan; now gone to her fore-mothers.
Bonnie Rideout, Simon O'Dwyer and John rehearsing The Banks of Corrib.
John, Bonnie Rideout and Simon O'Dwyer recording The Banks of Corrib
Receiving the Glenfiddich Living Scotland Award for the reconstruction of the carnyx.
Rehearsing at the launch of Harlaw Scotland 1411, Glasgow, Piping Live
With Bonnie Rideout at Elgol jetty
With Barnaby Brown and Simon O'Dwyer
Listening back to The Banks of Corrib, with Bonnie and Simon at CaVa Studios
With Bonnie Rideout and Simon O'Dwyer at CaVa Studios
Rehearsing in St. Luke's, Galway, with Simon O'Dwyer and John Mescal
Demonstrating the dord ard at High Pasture Cave
Improvising with Will Boyd-Wallace at Ardtornish House
Playing a lament on the reconstructed River Erne horn at the burial mound on Pabbay, next to Mingulay.
Sheltering beside Shona MacLeod's great wall at 3 Drinan
With Timothy Neat on Ben Meabost
John playing an angel in a Brecht play at the Citizen's Theatre, Glasgow
Climbing the Buachaille - probably 1962.
A publicity photo from John's opera The Undertaker, with Nan Christie and Bill McCue
Taking a bow with the Bochman Quartet at the premiere of String Quartet 1981. Glasgow Art Gallery.
At my parents' house in Dublin - long, long, long ago!
My patient father listening to my latest composition at my parents' home in Dublin
A publicity photo taken many years back at 27 Hamilton Drive.
Another publicity photo from decades ago in Glasgow.
My very first publicity photo, taken by Stevens Orr
Leaving the English Department old lecture hall while a "mature" student.
John at Drinan c1970
Well, every fella has to try a moustache at least once . . .
Playing the part of Marlowe in She Stoops to Conquer at Fettes College
Trying to look debonaire in She Stoops to Conquer at Fettes College
Receiving the Heritage Scotland Award
Type-cast as the Angel in Brecht's Visions of Simone Machard. The Citizen's Theatre 1967. Music by Hans Eisler smuggled in from E. Berlin
My brother Michael, cousin Rosamund, myself, my sister Geraldine and cousin Adrian
At Banavie Road - composing - or not!
At Banavie Road with Scotland's Music taking over behind.
That moustache again . . .
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