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 https://simonthoumire.ffm.to/invisible
Me and Ian David Carr had a great time playing music in Sweden. Here’s a new set featuring Miss Sineag Thomson by Alana NicAonghais, Diddley iPod by Sharon Shannon and Road to Coalburns by Ian Stephenson. Find out more https://simonthoumire.ffm.to/invisible
Ryan Corbett’s Slide with @carriandavid live from Norway! Check out my new album https://simonthoumire.ffm.to/findoutmore #concertina #musiclife #musicismylife #scotland #scottishmusic #thisisscotland #musicmaker #alba
Janine’s Reel by the fabulous Jim Sutherland! Check out my latest album here https://simonthoumire.ffm.to/portraits #concertina #musiclife #musicismylife #scotland #scottishmusic #thisisscotland #musicmaker #alba
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.
Find out more about the track on their Portraits album at https://simonthoumire.ffm.to/findoutmore