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michealt

Name:
Tom Thomson
Joined:
11.10.2014
Role:
Retired Editor
Points:
12421
Contributions:
1211 translations, 185 songs, 7830 thanks received, 794 translation requests fulfilled for 307 members, 25 transcription requests fulfilled, added 26 idioms, explained 38 idioms, left 1957 comments

michealt

Interests

Scottish Gaelic poetry and song. . . .
Folk/traditional song (English, Scottish, Irish, French, German, Spanish, Italian - but Scottish Gaelic comes first). . . .
Pop songs and rock and so on - for example Beatles, Françoise Hardy, Bobby Solo, Georges Brassens but not most stuff more recent than that. . .
Classical music, especially opera, piano, and clarinet. . . .
Musicals. . . .
Singing (mostly folk or traditional Scottish/Irish but have sung traditional songs in other languages (French, Italian, Spanish, German) and sung in amateur opera and musical productions too). As a clarinettist I can't accompany myself when singing, so usually find a partner or sing without accompaniment.
. .
Languages and linguistics. . . . .
Computers. . . . .
Seeing the world. . . . .
Walking, climbing, scrambling (but climbing is out now, too old and arthritic, and I rarely get a scramble). . . . .
Reading - linguistics and computing and maths and physics, science fiction, fantasy, history and historical novels and a lot of other stuff. . . . .
Authors and singers I like: Jean Anouilh, Edith Piaff, Luke Kelly, Tommy Makem, Ciarán Bourke, Hamish Henderson, Hilaire Belloc, Calum Kennedy, Georges Brassens, Anne Lorne-Gillies, Ferruccio Tagliavini, Marcel Pagnol, Voltaire, Leslie Charteris, Jean Giradoux, RL Stevenson, Iain MacLaine, Iain MacIllEathain, Françoise Hardy....and many more, too many to list!

Many years ago I began to set up a website of Gaelic poetry and song, and a couple of things actually got put into it during a period whem i had no free time (too much work) and the provider of the webspace went bust and was taken over by someone else before I spotted what was going on. So suddenly I couldn't access the content I had provided (there wasn't much,so not a problem). Then people trying to maintain everything that was ever on he web jumped in, so that my min-web (I have to call it that because it was almost empty) was still accessible (read only, of course) for quite some time at various other addresses which appear to have been hijacked for other use now. Latest status: it's now (July 2020) apparently reappeared at least in part (perhaps 8 years ago) at a new address (http://www.geocities.ws/Paris/LeftBank/4843/index-2.html) but I don't know whether it will be hijacked again or if I can add stuff to it.

About me

Born 1944, Mathematician, Computer Scientist, Engineer; retired 2009. 3 sons, 1 daughter (who died of cancer in June 2012). 3 granddaughters and 1 grandson. Scottish, but currently since late 2009 splitting my time mostly between England and Spain, and spending as much time as I could in Spain before that (since 2005). A widower since Jan 13 2019.
If anyone wants more details, they can see my LinkedIn profile at https://www.linkedin.com/in/tomthomsonsoftware.

Languages
Native
English, Gaelic (Scottish Gaelic)
Fluent
French, Spanish
Beginner
German, Italian, Latin, Russian, French (Middle French), Gaelic (Irish Gaelic)
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1211 translations posted by michealt DetailsAll Translations

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Translation
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Françoise Hardy
French → English
5  
Karen Matheson
Gaelic (Scottish Gaelic) → English
4  
Celtic Folk
Gaelic (Irish Gaelic) → English
9  
Matt Monro
Spanish → English
5
1 vote, 12  4
Ferruccio Tagliavini
Italian → English
5  4
Sara Montiel
Spanish → English
Mario Frangoulis
Spanish → English
5
1 vote, 8  2
Ambrozijn
French → English
Capercaillie
Gaelic (Scottish Gaelic) → English
4  
Faudel
French → English
Claire Keim
French → English
Salvatore Adamo
French → English
Anaïs
French → English
1  
Mairi MacInnes
Gaelic (Scottish Gaelic) → English
5  2
Alasdair Gillies
Gaelic (Scottish Gaelic) → English
2  
Sully Prudhomme
French → English
3  
Sully Prudhomme
French → English
4  
Altan (Ireland)
Gaelic (Irish Gaelic) → English
Sully Prudhomme
French → English
1  
Pablo Neruda
Spanish → English
31  2
Brian Ó hEadhra
Gaelic (Scottish Gaelic) → English
8  
Jay Sean
English → French
J Balvin
Spanish → English
5
1 vote, 22  1
Rosalía
Spanish → English
26  3
Nouvelle Vague
French, Italian → English
French → English
5
1 vote, 2  1
ABREU
Spanish → English
Sara Montiel
Spanish → French
Sara Montiel
Spanish → French
Sara Montiel
Spanish → English
English → French
Sílvia Pérez Cruz
Spanish → English
José Ángel Buesa
Spanish → English
5
2 votes, 4  1
Scouting songs
French → English
2  1
Félix Mayol
French → English
2  3
Chromatics
English → Spanish
Dumbo (OST)
English → Spanish
Frank Sinatra
English → French
José Ángel Buesa
Spanish → English
8  2
Catullus
Latin → English
  
French → English
  
The Dubliners
English, Gaelic (Irish Gaelic) → English
13  5
Gotan Project
Spanish → English
12  
Nella Rojas
Spanish → English
5
1 vote, 6  2
Enya
Gaelic (Irish Gaelic) → Gaelic (Scottish Gaelic)
5  
Ashley MacIsaac
Gaelic (Scottish Gaelic) → English
10  
Peter Mallan
English → Gaelic (Scottish Gaelic)
5
1 vote, 3  1
Tommy Makem
English → Spanish
  
Vae Victis
French → English
Spanish → English
Vendredi sur Mer
French → English
Nana Mouskouri
French → English
5
1 vote, 3  2
Eisley
English → French
2  
French Folk
French → English
MARUV
English, French → Spanish
3  
Elyose
French → Spanish
Nana Mouskouri
French → English
5
1 vote, 2  2
Lilian Renaud
French → Spanish
2  3
Ariel Camacho
Spanish → English
Joseíto Mateo
Spanish → French
Nana Mouskouri
French → English
Two Steps From Hell
English → French
3
1 vote  1
Mireille
French → English
5
1 vote, 2  1
Mina
Italian → French
1  
Better Than Ezra
English → French
Calum Kennedy
English → Gaelic (Scottish Gaelic)
5  
Zion & Lennox
Spanish → French
citlālicue
English, Spanish → French
5
2 votes, 2  4
Marie-José
French → English
5
1 vote, 1  2
Tino Rossi
French → English

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