Clark was born c.1740, and was a violinist and compiler. (Baptie). No other works known to Kidson, and no entry in SBTI. Possibly the same person published The Carl he came o'er the Craft. For the violin and violonsello [sic] or harpsichord, with variations (Edinburgh: For the Author, 1790?), held by GB-Lbl. However, no connection has been found with the John Clark who published A Collection of New Strathspey Reels in Perth, 1795.