Welcome to the website of virtuoso classical guitarist, intercultural pioneer and composer Simon Thacker. acclaimed for his dazzling solo performances and as a leader of and composer for prescient ensembles, Simon's his work effortlessly transcends boundaries, genres and continents.
Order and hear samples from the new Karmana album now, on the shop page. Simon with Justyna Jablonska (cello), and special guests Karine Polwart (voice), Masha Natanson (voice/violin) and Sarvar Sabri (tabla). The full Karmana suite; a new frontier for Scottish music and backwards recording: Romany, Gaelic and Polish traditions reimagined.
Simon Thacker's Svara-Kanti, in the trio incarnation which appeared in last year's Made in Scotland showcase, played Dhaka International Folk Festival at the Army Stadium for an audience of 60000 in November, also featuring the premiere of Simon's reimaginings of songs from the region with special guest Farida Yasmin, report/videos