SIMON THOUMIRE | Musician, composer and event organiser



Simon & Adam Meet Dr MacDonald

Me and Adam Sutherland paid a visit to play a tune – Scott Skinner’s Complements to Dr MacDonald – with the aim of giving you some history of the tune. We got distracted and never said very much but we did have a nice time! Here’s the original version of[…]

Spending A Moment with Jenna Reid

I really enjoyed this chat with Shetland fiddler Jenna Reid in May 2020 about her latest album Working Hands and her life so far. In the chat we talk about Jenna’s move from Shetland – nearly going home again, finally settling in Glasgow, nearly becoming a teacher and succeeding in[…]

Spending A Moment With Ali Levack

It was great to chat to whistle player and piper Ali Levack as his year of BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician Award Winner came to an end. Find out more about Ali Levack and his music at If you enjoy these podcasts please consider supporting