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. 

LATEST   NEWS

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

GUITARIST  &  COMPOSER

                                                   

                                             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 in Aug: Wed 9th Kellie Castle Pittenweem info soon, Fri 11th Cat Strand Castle Douglas, also Thurs 7th Sep Eyemouth Hippodrome

 

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