Kenneth George Finlay

FINLAY, Kenneth George. b. London, 3 February 1882; d. Glasgow, 15 April 1974. He was brought up in Aberdeen, where his father was Professor of Medicine at the University. He was educated at Robert Gordon’s College, Aberdeen and Merchiston Castle School, Edinburgh. He worked as a naval architect for the first half of his life. In 1928, aged 46, he decided to become a full-time musician. He studied at the Royal College of Music for a year under Ralph Vaughan Williams*, and then trained as a teacher at Jordanhill College of Education, Glasgow. He taught class singing at the Royal Academy, Irvine, Ayrshire (1930-47). In retirement he lived first at Cobham, Kent, and then in Glasgow. Finlay...

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