Matthew McAllister


Recently the weather here in Scotland has been gorgeous and last Sunday Aisling Agnew, David Kinnear (from DK Guitars) and I all had the perfect day out visiting the Luthiers of Fintry in their beautiful workshops at Nether Glinns Farm. 

I have known the guitars of both Michael Ritchie and Bill Kelday for many years now but I think both of them have hit a very rich vein of form at the moment and they had some really excellent instruments for me to try out. We also met the lovely Sheena Laurie who is the bowed string expert along with Bill at the workshops. Sheena’s knowledge, craft and restoration work was fantastic and it was a pleasure to see some of her wonderful violins, violas and cellos.

I hope you enjoy this collection of photographs from a great afternoon in Fintry.