Welcome to the website of composer, classical guitarist and ensemble leader Simon Thacker, whose ever expanding musical world unites a deeply intuitive knowledge of some of the world’s richest traditions with a fierce individuality and innate gift for seeing the world not as it is but as it could be. 


New "Songs of the Roma" video, with Gypsy songer/violinist Masha Natanson and cellist Justyna Jablonska



                                             SIMON  THACKER      

Simon Thacker's Svara-Kanti, live in Dhaka, playing for 60 000 people 

Simon's duo with Polish cellist Justyna Jablonska: new album KARMANA, order now here, featuring special guests from Scottish, Romany and Indian music.

3 new Songs of the Roma videos, with Gypsy singer/violinist Masha Natanson & cellist Justyna Jablonska Abre Ramce, Ederlezi and short film


Karmana on tour Thurs 7th Sep Eyemouth HippodromeNational Chamber Music Day 16th Sep (Peebles and Penicuik, info to come)


Big interview focussing on Karmana on FabricationsHQ


New ST's Svara-Kanti programme/lineup 1st review: 5 stars from Southside Advertiser


Fantastic Karmana reviews on The Arts DeskATTN MagazineFabricationsHQ and Classical Music Sentinel (Canada)


Karmana played on Global Village PBS Australia, listen here


Incredible Karmana review on Canada's foremost World Music site The World Music Report, read


New ST's Svara-Kanti video here.


Full page Karmana feature/interview in The Scotsman here


Karmana featured on Spain's MundofonĂ­as radio programme (broadcast in 42 countries), reviewed on one of Hungary's best cultural magazines ekultura (in Hungarian). Great Karmana reviews on Jazz Views, Planet Hugill and Southside Advertiser 


Karmana on New Zealand's Radio Live from 38 mins and review on New Zealand's Elsewhere


Karmana album/Dhaka in East Lothian Courier


Interview on A World of Difference with Roger Williams listen back here (from 24 mins)


Simon Thacker's Svara-Kanti played Dhaka International Folk Festival  at the Army Stadium for an audience of 60000 in November report/videos
















Simon Thacker's Ritmata, full live streamed performance, New Zealand 

Simon Thacker's Svara-Kanti in India, short film