Fulcher, John


English musician and editor, who was born in London. He studied with Meyer Lutz and Alfred Mullen, and settled in Glasgow in 1855, where he held the position of choirmaster in the Cathedral f m 1868 to 1879. Fulcher was the editor of Lays and Lyrics of Scotland, with a historical epitome of Scottish Song, by James Ballantine. He also wrote a number of songs which became popular, among them Afton Water; Bonnie, Bonnie Bell; Songs of Scotland; a Scottish vocal duet; part-songs and other music. His arrangements and accompaniments to Scottish songs are more acceptable to modern taste than some of the tunes of the earlier adapters.