Simon Thoumire


Room 24 by Simon Thoumire and Ian Carr

This is a new composition of Ian’s that we recorded in Sweden in September 23. It was originally written in 2021 during the height of lockdown and we made a version of this from our two house. At last we managed to play it in the same room. Find out more

John Thoumire’s Castle

My dad is having a rough week so here is a tune I wrote for him a while ago – John Thoumire’s Castle. Https://

Ryan Corbett’s Slide #shorts

Ryan Corbett’s Slide with @carriandavid live from Norway! Check out my new album #concertina #musiclife #musicismylife #scotland #scottishmusic #thisisscotland #musicmaker #alba

Caithness Reels by Simon Thoumire & Dave Milligan

Watch mine and Dave Milligan’s Caithness Reels recorded live at Edinburgh’s Pianodrome. Find out more about our music #alba #concertina #scotland #piano

Grace Campbell Grierson live at Hatton Castle video

Watch Simon and Dave perform Grace Campbell Grierson from their album Potraits at Hatton Castle.

“Grace Campbell Grierson” was written by Simon in tribute to his nana, who passed away in the 1970s when Simon was seven years old. Her name was Grace Campbell Grierson, and she was a kind woman who lived on the same street as Simon’s family in Currie, Edinburgh. Simon has many happy memories sitting and watching TV with her including watching the Irish R.M. (with Peter Bowles) where he first heard the jig ‘Haste to the Wedding’. Grace and her husband Jack raised three children, Norman, Allan, and Elizabeth (Simon’s mother). Grace’s family hailed from Portree in Skye. Simon composed this tune as a tribute to his grandmother for his mother’s birthday.

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