Simon Thoumire


Teviot Bridge #shorts

A very early JS Skinner arrangement of the Teviot Bridge from circa 1860! If you like these videos please support my Patreon or buy me a coffee #concertina #musiclife #musicismylife #scotland #scottishmusic #thisisscotland #musicmaker #alba

Foot Stompin Free Scottish Music Podcast No 251

We are back with our latest podcast featuring lots of great Scottish music from the trad scene here. It’s been a great time recently with the Celtic Connections festival in Glasgow back to full strength after lockdown. I saw so much great music! Thanks again for your support – it is really appreciated!

Caoir by Joy Dunlop
Track – Jigs

The Madeleine Stewart Trio
Track – Reels

Riverwood’s by Salt House
Track – Her Silver Spate

Where From Here by Assynt
Track – Assynt House

Soaring by Juliette Lemoine
Track – Arising

Live Again by Silly Wizard
Track – The Rambling Rover

Liberate by Valtos and Project Smok

Winter by Ally Forsyth
Track – Digging Up Bones (feat. Hannah Rarity)

One Day by Jenna Reid and Harris Playfair
Track – Oak Cottage

Air An Turns by An Dannsa Dub
Track – Seòladh ft. Lana Pheutan

Foot Stompin Free Scottish Music Podcast No 250

Hi there, How are you all? I hope you had a peaceful Christmas and New Year wherever you are. We are back with yet more great Scottish trad music! If you have any questions please get in touch and if you would like to support the podcast please check out our Patreon at

The Best of John McCusker by John McCusker
Track – The Big Man

Black Cuillin by Duncan Chisholm
Track – Constellation

Hushman by Hushman
Track – It’s all in the distance

The Dawning by Graham Mackenzie
Track – The Contradiction Reels

Dialogues by Su-a Lee
Track – Mo Rùn Geal Òg (Feat. Julie Fowlis)

Ùrar by Mànran
Track – Black Tower

Hert by Catriona Price
Track – Hert

Tomorrow’s World by Tom Orr
Track – Boy in the Boat / Devil’s Delight / The Keep Left Sign

Decemberwell Decade by Mike Vass
Track – Siud mar chuir mi ‘n Geamhradh tharam (feat. Mairi MacLennan)

Dream on Dreamer by Simon Thoumire
Track – Simply Does it

New album! Dream on Dreamer!

I’ve just released a new album! This music on Dream on Dreamer was created around 2015 – 2016. I was making a new piece of music every week and at this time I was experimenting with electronics and drum machines. I was having a great time! I’ve enjoyed listening back to them and choosing a few of the tracks for this album. Most of the tracks feature concertina but there are some where it is only electronics!

The title Dream on Dreamer comes from a light board I saw in a shop in Sweden which simply said ‘Dream on Dreamer’. It immediately grabbed me as tune title and eventually became the album title. There is a track on my hard drive called Dream on Dreamer too. I’ll maybe release it at some point…

I’ve written a short description about each of the tracks which you can read if you click on each track link or visit

Thanks for listening. It really is much appreciated. Thanks to my family and friends for allowing me to create music. Thanks also to Martin Green from Lau who always makes me feel better about releasing these tunes!


It’s not about being perfect, it’s about making a start.

It’s not about being perfect, it’s about making a start. Support me on Patreon or buy me a coffee buy me a coffee #concertina #musiclife #musicismylife #scotland #scottishmusic #thisisscotland #musicmaker #alba

Concertina and string quintet

Come and see me with Mr McFall’s Chamber and much more at the Distil Showcase this Saturday 12th November 7:30pm. Neil Sutcliffe wrote this beautiful music.

Foot Stompin Free Scottish Music Podcast No 249

Hi there, We are back with our annual Trad Album of the Year podcast. The top ten albums as chosen for the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards. If you would like to vote for your favourite album, act or organisation or just see a sample of what is going on in Scotland visit Thanks again for your continued support and listening – we really appreciate it! If you get a minute could you leave a review wherever you listen to the podcast. It helps us get more listeners.

A Drop for Neptune by TRIP
Track – Towards The Storm

Energy Islands by Fara
Track – Merry Dancers

We Have Won The Land by Rory Matheson & Graham Rorie
Track – The First Bid

Bloom by Siobhan Miller
Track – Queen of Argyll

For The Night by Elephant Sessions
Track – FM

To Have You Near by Hannah Rarity
Track – Hard Times

Las by Brighde Chaimbeul, Ross Ainslie & Steven Byrnes
Track – Bulgarian

Still As Your Sleeping by Karine Polwart & Dave Milligan
Track – Talk to me of Mendocino

And So We Gather by Kim Carnie
Track – And So We Gather

DAWN by Talisk
Track – Storm