Simon Thoumire | Musician, composer and event organiser

Simon Thoumire




Provost of Forgandenny

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Simon Thoumire’s iPhone English Concertina Course Lesson 2

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Simon Thoumire and Dave Milligan live at The Reel

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The Brocken Spectre /3 Piece Suite

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First notes of the day

This is the very first notes I played this morning on my concertina! It’s a busy time at the moment with planning for this years MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards ( and I wasn’t sure if I was going to manage this week with a new piece of music.[…]


For Stewart

Scotland lost a great person on Monday – radio producer Stewart Cruickshank. Stewart was amazing to me as a young musician and amongst many things he booked my orchestra to perform ‘Music for a Scottish Parliament’ in 1999. I loved the gig and it gave me so much confidence to[…]


Deil’s Awa

In January 2016 Aidan O’Rourke, me, Shona Mooney and Jenn Austin will be writing for a 21 strong fiddle orchestra featuring many of Scotland’s top players. The idea is to write new music for the traditional Strathspey and Reel orchestra but with a difference. The ensemble will be called Strathspey[…]


Limerick 2015

In the last week of October I set out for the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance to work with students on the music BA course. I knew it was going to be funĀ as I had worked with them before and they are all great musicians. We had about[…]