Born to a remarkable musical family in Earby in 1882 and a pupil of Tobias Matthay. He was a teacher and radio broadcaster from Leeds in the 1930s. A well-known recitalist in Manchester and Liverpool, he edited the Daily Hymnal for the Sisters of Notre Dame as well as composing much other music for piano. He died in 1953. He inaugurated a prize for postgraduate pianists at the Royal Academy of Music.