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First cultivtaed during my early teens via an EP version of The Big Country (Jerome Moross). Subsequently became a 'soundtrack collector' during my years in London (1970-75) where I started collecting in earnest. Favourite composers include Waxman, Goldsmith, Broughton, Holdridge, Bernstein (Eastside !), Conti, Poledouris., Also partial to other classical movie composers of the Golden Age - Tiomkin, Steiner, Newman, Korngold, North, et al.
Favourite scores include :
Reared in a bridge family environment. First started playing in my teens - my younger brother needed a partner. Have played with various partners over the years but have been most successful with my current partner Ray Brennan.
Most memorable moment : winning the silver medal in the EEC Teams Championship in Portugal, 1993 with Ray Brennan, Tomas Roche and Padraig O'Briain.
I will always recall with horror my sojourn in Lantignie (beside Regnie) in the heart of the Beaujolais region as a teetotalling schoolboy who drank MILK for the duration of the three months I spent there !!!! What a waste !
Anyway, that was a long time ago, before I first tasted the fruit of the grape.
Greatest Kick - finding inexpensive bargains and being able to invest accordingly !!! I have a preference for South American, South African, Australian. Also partial to Riojas.