Simon Thoumire was born July 11, 1970 in Edinburgh, Scotland. An acknowledged concertina virtuoso, Thoumire has dazzled audiences all over the world with his playing.
A winner of the prestigious BBC Radio 2 Young Tradition Award in 1989, Simon has always been interested in exploring different genres of music, releasing many records over the years delving into folk, jazz, improvisation and composition.
Simon has also pursued interests in the industry side of traditional music forming Foot Stompin’ Records in 1997, Scottish Traditional Music Trust (2000) and Hands Up for Trad (2003). United Kingdom Europe
Exhibit A, with Fergus MacKenzie (Iona, 1995)
The Big Day In, with David Milligan (Foot Stompin’ Records, 2001)
Brothers In Music (DUNS, 2004)
Third Flight Home, with David Milligan (Foot Stompin’ Records, 2007)