Hands up if you started playing trad reels and jigs to sound slow and steady or did you want to sound like Phil Cunningham and Aly Bain – really fast?! The tune I play this week is The Hurricane by J. Scott Skinner. Check out more of my music at Home http://www.facebook.com/simonthoumiremusic Tweets by simonthoumire […]
This week I’ve been thinking about the space in between the musical notes (traditional musicians play a lot of notes!). I demonstrate my theory (not totally sure if I was successful!) playing the lovely tune – The Dark Island. Find out more at http://www.simonthoumire.com http://www.facebook.com/simonthoumiremusic Tweets by simonthoumire http://www.instagram.com/simonthoumire
I’m never sure if anyone knows what an English concertina is! Here’s a vlog about this amazing instrument and a reel! Reel: Joseph Boseph by Simon Thoumire Concertina Workshop Tutor http://www.alistairanderson.com/cds/2008-concertina-workshop.htm International Concertina Association http://www.concertina.org Concertina.net Forums http://www.concertina.net West Country Concertina Players http://thewccp.org Barleycorn Concertinas Home Home http://www.facebook.com/simonthoumire Tweets by simonthoumire http://www.instagram.com/simonthoumire
Leading a creative life is a journey with lots of ups and downs! I look at ways to make creativity easier and play a beautiful strathspey!
Why do certain tunes make me squirm? In this vlog I’ve thinking about my love hate relationship with the jig Atholl Highlanders and I’ve played a version of it.