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 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) 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 everying that was ever on he web jumped in, so that my min-web (I hae to call it that because it's almost empty) is still accessible (read only, of course) at http://www.geocities.ws/Paris/LeftBank/4843/index-2.html for anyone who is interested in the ancient web history of poetry in gàidhlig plus my (not very good) efforts as a teacher to explain the translations.
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.