Simon Thoumire is creating making music and videos about creativity and Scottish music
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patrons

Hi! My name is Simon Thoumire and I play the wonderful English concertina. It’s an instrument that was invented in the early nineteenth century by Prof. Charles Wheatstone - it’s an amazing instrument! I’m from Scotland and I love our own indigenous folk / traditional music - it makes me smile, makes my heart pump and I want to get up to dance when I hear it! I feel very lucky to be part of it all. Over many years I had lots of opportunities to tour the world, make albums, write music for folk bands and orchestras and generally have a lovely time creating.
I’m now closer to 50 than 20 and I’m still making lots of music and videos. As we all know it’s not so easy to stay creative when we have families who need to eat so I am setting up this Patreon to ask for your support to help me continue doing what I love. I do have plans for the next 12 months. I want to:
  • Continue to make and develop my music vlogs on the concertina and Scottish music
  • Make and album of ballads with brilliant pianist Dave Milligan
  • Make a compilation album of my music from 2015 / 2016
  • Write more music for trad music combinations
  • Play more gigs!
Why should you become a patron?
  • First of all, please don’t think you must do this. Most people who listen to my music do not support me on a monthly basis and I’m totally cool with that. I want everyone to have access to my music, no matter what they are paying. As long as you are listening it is worth it for me.
  • Patrons get access to music before anyone else. They get to see what goes on behind the curtain, what I’m thinking and planning. Also patrons get to hear my albums before they are released.
  • Your patronage not only funds my music and music videos but it allows me to spend more time making music. I also get to hire other musicians to play / create with me which is brilliant fun (and they get paid!)
How often do patrons get charged?
Once per month. Whether I upload at least 3 tracks or videos (which I will) or 10 tracks (which I probably won’t) you will only get charged at the rate you subscribe to. Of course if you want to pay more you can always subscribe to the next level up :-)
I think that’s it. I appreciate you taking the time to look at this page. I feel very lucky to be involved in playing music - there really is nothing better in the world! Thanks again :-)
Simon
Tiers
All back to Simon's!
$1 or more per month
When you sign up for this level 
  • You will receive access to Patron-only posts 
  • Access to behind-the-scenes videos (like when I'm out and about or making new videos). 
  • You will also get to see my Lens posts from wherever I am in the world. 

I really appreciate any support you can give and will always be available to answer any questions you have.

Concertina Box
$5 or more per month
When you sign up for this level 
  • You will receive all of the above 
  • A free download of any albums I make sent to your email address.

I really appreciate any support you can give and will always be available to answer any questions you have.

Your own recording studio
$10 or more per month
When you sign up for this level 


  • You will receive all of the above 
  • I will record in my studio a version of any folk tune - reel, jig, air etc and email you an MP3 of final version. If you have written your own tune send it on and I’ll play it for you.
  • A chance to have a Skype (or FaceTime) call about traditional music or concertina once a quarter.


I really appreciate any support you can give and will always be available to answer any questions you have.

Hi! My name is Simon Thoumire and I play the wonderful English concertina. It’s an instrument that was invented in the early nineteenth century by Prof. Charles Wheatstone - it’s an amazing instrument! I’m from Scotland and I love our own indigenous folk / traditional music - it makes me smile, makes my heart pump and I want to get up to dance when I hear it! I feel very lucky to be part of it all. Over many years I had lots of opportunities to tour the world, make albums, write music for folk bands and orchestras and generally have a lovely time creating.
I’m now closer to 50 than 20 and I’m still making lots of music and videos. As we all know it’s not so easy to stay creative when we have families who need to eat so I am setting up this Patreon to ask for your support to help me continue doing what I love. I do have plans for the next 12 months. I want to:
  • Continue to make and develop my music vlogs on the concertina and Scottish music
  • Make and album of ballads with brilliant pianist Dave Milligan
  • Make a compilation album of my music from 2015 / 2016
  • Write more music for trad music combinations
  • Play more gigs!
Why should you become a patron?
  • First of all, please don’t think you must do this. Most people who listen to my music do not support me on a monthly basis and I’m totally cool with that. I want everyone to have access to my music, no matter what they are paying. As long as you are listening it is worth it for me.
  • Patrons get access to music before anyone else. They get to see what goes on behind the curtain, what I’m thinking and planning. Also patrons get to hear my albums before they are released.
  • Your patronage not only funds my music and music videos but it allows me to spend more time making music. I also get to hire other musicians to play / create with me which is brilliant fun (and they get paid!)
How often do patrons get charged?
Once per month. Whether I upload at least 3 tracks or videos (which I will) or 10 tracks (which I probably won’t) you will only get charged at the rate you subscribe to. Of course if you want to pay more you can always subscribe to the next level up :-)
I think that’s it. I appreciate you taking the time to look at this page. I feel very lucky to be involved in playing music - there really is nothing better in the world! Thanks again :-)
Simon

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Tiers
All back to Simon's!
$1 or more per month
When you sign up for this level 
  • You will receive access to Patron-only posts 
  • Access to behind-the-scenes videos (like when I'm out and about or making new videos). 
  • You will also get to see my Lens posts from wherever I am in the world. 

I really appreciate any support you can give and will always be available to answer any questions you have.

Concertina Box
$5 or more per month
When you sign up for this level 
  • You will receive all of the above 
  • A free download of any albums I make sent to your email address.

I really appreciate any support you can give and will always be available to answer any questions you have.

Your own recording studio
$10 or more per month
When you sign up for this level 


  • You will receive all of the above 
  • I will record in my studio a version of any folk tune - reel, jig, air etc and email you an MP3 of final version. If you have written your own tune send it on and I’ll play it for you.
  • A chance to have a Skype (or FaceTime) call about traditional music or concertina once a quarter.


I really appreciate any support you can give and will always be available to answer any questions you have.