Whether Japanese, Chinese, Albanian, English or Indian, Ercu has a song for all.
Ercu shouts back "United Kingdom", and then delivers a rendition of The Beatles' song Yesterday.
Ercu's greatest achievement was the way in which he welded his audience of so many foreigners into a single unit, full of fun and amity towards each other.
As our evening with Ercu had demonstrated, memories are far longer-lasting when you have someone to share them with.
A NEW INITIATIVE: Sarah O'Connor, Federation of Irish Sports, John Treacy, Irish Sports Council, Sean Kelly, Irish Institute of Sport and Ercus
Stewart of JSI at yesterday's launch at Croke Park
Stewart, Michael Kinane and myself have talked in great detail as to how we would proceed this time and we are happy to concentrate on trying to deal with the careless riding issue.
But, after consultation with solicitor Andrew Coonan and senior counsel Ercus
Stewart, he sought-and gained-an interim injunction from the High Court in Dublin, freeing him to ride at Ascot.
Stewart SC, acting for Charlton, read out a section of the controversial memorandum written by chartered accountant Richard Coulton on June 18, 1998 and given to the Aga.
Stewart, Charlton's senior counsel, complained that part of the memorandum was missing when he originally obtained an order for its discovery.
Mr Justice Budd said he had no recollection of that matter being opened to him, while Ercus
Stewart SC for Charlton said he had no notice of such an allegation, which was being made to damage his client.
Stewart, the senior counsel acting for Charlton, said: "Mr Drion gave Mr Behan work and Mr Behan swore that he worked on 39 horses belonging to Mr Drion.
Stewart SC, said at Monday's hearing that it was being alleged that the defendants were now attempting to carry out investigations in breach of these orders.