John McCutcheon was an accomplished musician (fiddler) from Lamford, Carsphairn. He was often heard playing at local events and dances. He was born in 1886 and would have played similar events to Robbie Murray.
The photo was taken by English song collector Peter Kennedy. Kennedy was working for the BBC at the time, recording all over Britain. Some items were broadcast as part of the 'As I Roved Out' series on BBC radio. See website at: http://www.folktrax-archive.org.
This photo was taken during a field study by Jo Miller visiting Robbie Murray's cottage. More information can be found by visiting the School of Scottish Studies Archives - https://www.ed.ac.uk/local/projects/school-of-scottish-studies-archives.
The Visitor’s Book; Notice: Spring Buffet Supper; A Fireside Conversation; Another one in the series ‘A Thousand Things You didn’t want to Know’; This year’s exhibition at the Heritage Centre; Notice: Heritage Group Outing.