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. 


Pre order and hear samples from the new Karmana album now, on the shop page.


Karmana album launch on Sat 3rd Dec at Edinburgh's best (worst kept!) secret venue, 8pm start, email (see contact page) for details


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


New album, Karmana, coming soon, cello and guitar with special guests Karine Polwart (voice), Masha Natanson (voice/violin) and Sarvar Sabri (tabla). Full info and pre order details to be announced soon


 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


One of the MiS panel talking about why Karmana, Songs of the Roma was selected for the Made in Scotland showcase at the Edinburgh Fringe here


Karmana album and Edinburgh Fringe exclusive 1st track preview here


New video, Karmana promo here


Simon featured on podcast "I'll Cadence When I Die" by Tom Butler


New solo video here, D & L by Stephen Hamilton













Karmana Finale, Simon in duo with Justyna Jablonska (cello)


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


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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, pre order now here, Featuring special guests from Scottish, Romany and Indian music