The brilliantly puckish pairing of concertina player Simon Thoumire and guitarist Ian Carr rendered even tunes as classic as The Masons Apron and Calliope House magically afresh, teeming with joyous virtuosity. The ScotsmanConcertina player Simon and guitarist Ian first met in 1988 in the inaugural BBC Radio 2 Young Tradition Award. Neither of them won it (Lynn Tocker did) but Simon returned in 1989 to take the prize.As part of the win they both ended up at Sidmouth Folk Festival and this is where they put their first set of reels together. Soon after this they made their first LP HOOTZ! On Black Crow Records in 1990.They ceased performing in 1996 and reformed for the 30th Anniversary of Shetland Folk Festival to much acclaim and come to Skye to give a lively concert and an evening of solid entertainment.