Finlay Allison

Fiddle, Ukulele, Guitar, Mandolin

Finlay has been with GFW for more than 10 years and is a Senior Tutor. He has played on the Glasgow folk music scene for many years and played fiddle, guitar and mandolin as a member of the group 'Stramash'. He was Adam McNaughtan's accompanist until Adam's retirement.

He introduced and developed ukulele classes at GFW and his Come & Try Ukulele Workshops have been a sell out attraction at Celtic Connections, with more planned for  January 2017. His 2-day Ukulele School attracted 100 enthusiastic participants.  

He runs the twice monthly Very Slow Session on Tuesday at Bar Gumbo, Byres Rd, Glasgow, which gives beginners a chance to learn playing in a Pub Session at a reasonably slow pace.

As well as fiddle and ukulele he teaches guitar and mandolin. He is fiddler and dance caller with 'Cloud Howe Ceilidh Band'. http://cloudhowe.uk/

He also works in a duo with Jimmy Ross performing themed programmes ('Folkumentaries') on various folk and historical topics. http://www.finlayandjimmy.co.uk/

He teaches pupils (adults and children) in all above instruments privately at his home in the West End of Glasgow.

Finlay has a wealth of experience in enthusing and motivating people who are often astonished to find they do have musical skills after all!

On Finlay's website http://finlayallison.co.uk there are pages for his GFW classes ('GFW Classwork' and 'Ukulele') where soundfiles and music for current term are available for download.