This solo was written in 2007 and first performed at the Scots Fiddle Festival alongside my Scots Fiddle Concerto. It has been performed since by Shona Monney at the Distil Showcase. Composer website: http://www.simonthoumire.com Publisher: PRS for Music Tune type: Score Listen: If you have a question for Simon Thoumire you can contact them here. […]
This piece was written in 2007 and debuted at the Scots Fiddle Festival in the same year. It features Gordon Gunn on lead fiddle with Lori Watson and Sarah Wilson (fiddle), Dave Milligan (piano) and Kevin Mackenzie (guitar). It was part of a series of work including 3 solos, a duet and this concerto. Composer […]
Don’t miss Alistair McCulloch’s brand new collection of 41 original tunes with chord symbols. It also includes selected harmony lines and links to larger scale arrangements and a detailed guide to fiddle ornamentation. Foreword by Liz Carroll. Tunes include – ‘Trip to Shanghai’, ‘A Hamnavoe Man’, ‘The 2am Turtle Patrol’,’The Kamikaze Honkers, ‘The Urquhart’s of […]
Renewing the Tradition is an exciting Scotland Sings project for 2015 – 2018. The idea is to build a brand new choir repertoire of fresh contemporary arrangements that are seeded by some of Scotland’s best-loved Burns and Gaelic songs. It’ll be available here as an on-line resource. The six songs commissioned so far are below. […]
Do you write tunes and/or songs in a traditional or folk style? When you’ve written them do you have any way to let people see them, play or sing them? Why not upload them to MusicHub? MusicHub is Hands Up for Trad’s new website that gives a home to everyone that writes tunes and songs. […]
I wrote this fiddle duet as part of a series of fiddle solos and concerto in 2007. The were all premiered at Scots Fiddle Festival in this year. The music was performed by Aidan O’Rourke and Patsy Reid. They did an amazing job. You can hear them on the listening link. Composer website: http://www.simonthoumire.com Publisher: […]
I wrote this tune in the 90s for a show about love. It is of course Robert Burns’ words put to a new melody by me. Kris Drever sang it at my wedding as well! Composer website: http://www.simonthoumire.com Publisher: MCPS
This piece of music was written for a 21 strong fiddle orchestra and was performed on Saturday 23rd January 2016 at Celtic Connections. The music is in 4 parts so feel free to give it a go! It is based on the three traditional reels Mrs MacLeod, Fairy Dance and Deil Amang the Tailors. You […]
One of a few psalms I’ve put to music over the years.
In 2013 Hands Up for Trad launched the 2014 Collection. The idea was based on the very popular Traditional Music and Song Association’s Nineties Collection which came out in 1990. The Nineties Collection book gave a home to newly composed tunes in Scotland written before 1990. With the explosion of traditional musicians in Scotland Hands […]
A tune I wrote for my son Charlie!
A tune I wrote for my son Joseph
I wrote this tune based on Robert Louis Stevenson’s poem.
Welcome to the launch of MusicHub! The site exists to showcase new tunes and songs written in the Scottish tradition. The Scottish tradition is changing all the time and whilst we all LOVE the old tunes – lots of great new tunes are being written as well. This site will build a collection of new tunes which are […]
This is a reel I wrote to be played at the house band music at the Scots Trad Music Awards.