Welcome to my blog. I wear many hats but they all fit within Scottish music and culture.
My musical aim has always been to make music that interests me and I am constantly exploring new ideas and sounds that contribute to my projects. I enjoy making music that is traditional or explorative or a little bit of both. The one theme that threads throughout all my projects is the Scottish identity, culture and all aspects of life associated with them. I am a big believer in our nation and its qualities (although not all positive) and I want my activities to reflect this. I play concertina and have been lucky enough to have performed all the world seeing different cultures and meeting new people. You can some of my musical adventures here (www.myspace.com/simonthoumire) and read more at www.simonthoumire.com. I’ve played in various bands but my main gig is now with amazing pianist Dave Milligan http://www.davemilligan.co.uk/davemilligan/home.html. We’ve recorded 2 albums The Big Day In and Third Flight Home.
For more information about my other projects please check out the following websites: Foot Stompin’ Records (www.footstompin.com), Hands Up for Trad (www.handsupfortrad.co.uk), Distil (www.distil.org.uk), Simon Thoumire www.simonthoumire.com.