Inset Nightscape

Guide Track

A guide track for ‘Inset Nightscape’ is available below for listening.


This tune was written for John Grant Snr and named after one of his paintings. The eldest of five children, John was born to Sally and Charlie, at his grandfather’s house in Blair Avenue, Hurlford. He was educated at St Columba’s Primary School, and thereafter at St Joseph’s Academy, where he subsequently taught in the Art Department for thirty-six years, until his retirement in 2009. He studied at Glasgow School of Art in the 1960s, specialising in Drawing and Painting, followed by a year’s teacher training at Jordanhill College.

John absolutely loved teaching and says that he would, “do it all again, if the clock could be turned back.” He still enjoys the challenge of a blank canvas and hopes to continue exhibiting his paintings in the years ahead.

Holidays with his wife Margaret, and sampling “Big Red” wines are his favourite ways of relaxing.

Old Phone Demo: Inset Nightscape

I still remember the day I walked into the family home and my father had put a new painting up on the wall entitled 'Inset Nightscape' - one of his own paintings.

The painting had a painting inset and I found it awe inspiring that you could do something that wasn't in the rulebook with respects to art.

You can view the composition here

Sheet Music

Inset Nightscape - Composed by John C Grant ( Traditional composer from Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland.


You can download a PDF of the sheet music here - or braille format here.

The track is additionally available within the following collections and sets: -

Associated Collections: -
4/4 Reel The Kilmarnock Collection