Music was my passion when I was at school and University, and I composed compulsively at this time. But other things took over when I started working.
Since retiring to the lovely village of Aboyne in Aberdeenshire over 24 years ago, I became - to my surprise - organist at the local Episcopal Church, and later, Director of the Choir. I started composing again a few years later, and have written a carol for the Carol Service each year since, also instrumental pieces for Violin, Cello, Piano and Bassoon for another group of friends, a March, a Polka and a Rag for the local orchestra, three nature songs, words by WH Davies, for soprano, clarinet and piano, and a few other things. Recently I have written four settings of words by the Rector at St Thomas's, including three carols. I find her words inspiring, and I think it has changed my stye a bit.I wouldn't say I am a 'modern' composer, I mostly write things to give pleasure to myself and my friends.