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. 

LATEST   NEWS

Article on the new Karmana album and recent Dhaka performance in East Lothian Courier

 

Karmana album clips on Youtube here

 

Interview on A World of Difference with Roger Williams broadcast on 18th Dec, listen back here (from 24 mins), talking about Karmana, inspirations and collaborations

 

First reviews of the new Karmana album: 7Ahead, Touching Extremes (Italy), Liverpool Sound and Vision

 

STOP PRESS: NEW ALBUM!!!

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

 

5 stars in Pangea Magazine, 5 stars in ThreeWeeks, fantastic review on 7Ahead, 4 stars on Edinburgh49, 4 stars in The Scotsman for Karmana, Songs of the Roma

 

Interview/preview for Karmana, Songs of the Roma at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, on 7ahead with me here and Justyna here

 

Karmana album and Edinburgh Fringe exclusive 1st track preview here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Karmana ALBUM CLIPS, Simon in duo with Justyna Jablonska (cello)

GUITARIST  &  COMPOSER

Simon Thacker's Svara-Kanti, India Debut Tour Film

                                                   

                                             SIMON  THACKER      

Live Streamed Simon Thacker's ritmata performance in new Zealand Sep 2015

Simon Thacker's Svara-Kanti, Live in Dhaka, playing for 60 000 people, Nov 2016 

Simon's Duo with Polish Cellist Justyna Jablonska: New album KARMANA, order now here, Featuring special guests from Scottish, Romany and Indian music