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Images of my Violin

Violin 1
Hand made Irish Violin,
made my Michael Allen, Ardfinnan, County Tipperary

I have been playing the Violin for sometime now and it is one of my favourite pass times.

I loved violin music for many years before taking it up myself with artists such as Nigel Kennedy and Jay Ungar being amongst my most loved.

Here I just want to share some images of my own violin made by Irish Violin maker , Michael Allen from County Tipperary.

I am very happy to have found him and felt it was a great thing to support a local crafts man when getting this violin from him.

Image Gallery

Violin 4

Violin 7

Violin 6

Violin 3

Violin 2

28 responses

  1. Beautiful Instrument πŸ˜‰

    June 26, 2014 at 1:14 pm

    • Hello Morgan πŸ™‚

      Thank you , I am working as hard as I can to learn to play it – one day doing it justice I hope πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      June 26, 2014 at 6:41 pm

      • Im sure you will, though I do imagine it’s not an easy instrument to learn.

        June 26, 2014 at 7:45 pm

  2. Wow… have it and know the hands that made it…. just wow. It’s beautiful.

    June 26, 2014 at 1:14 pm

    • Hello CM πŸ™‚

      Thank you , Yes it was great to see how he makes his Violins and his workshop !!!

      I feel fully connected !!! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      June 26, 2014 at 6:40 pm

  3. You are very talented Nigel. The violin is one of my favourite instruments too but I don’t play. I love the shots, wonderful images πŸ™‚

    June 26, 2014 at 2:25 pm

    • Hello Norma πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      Well , I just love doing creative things – good for the soul as they say πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      Thank you !!!!!!

      June 26, 2014 at 6:38 pm

  4. lyonsroarforgod

    Lovely. πŸ™‚

    June 26, 2014 at 2:54 pm

    • Hello Lisa πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      Thank you , πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      June 26, 2014 at 6:36 pm

  5. πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜€

    June 26, 2014 at 3:11 pm

  6. Beautiful instrument! Great composition re: photos!

    June 26, 2014 at 3:48 pm

  7. These are great photos – love the angles am inspired for our next set subject at Camera Club. Also I have my father’s violin which I need to get refurbished – he could listen to a record and then play along with it. You are in the right country to embrace the violin. Thank you Nigel

    June 26, 2014 at 6:28 pm

    • Hello Diana πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      Thank you xxxxxx

      It would be a great thing if you got you dad’s violin back in good shape , two generation’s playing the same instrument would be wonderful πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      June 26, 2014 at 6:32 pm

      • Don’t know about playing – have tried but results not good but the violin is a wonderful reminder

        June 26, 2014 at 10:47 pm

  8. Another string to your bow Nigel, if you’ll forgive the pun.

    June 26, 2014 at 7:26 pm

    • Hello Aidy πŸ™‚

      πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ – Thank you !!

      June 27, 2014 at 11:13 am

  9. Beautiful! You are a man of many talents Nigel! How does Molly like your playing? : )))

    June 27, 2014 at 7:41 am

    • Hello Anne and Monty πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      πŸ™‚ Thank you, she loves it but from the far end of the Garden , Hahahaha!!

      June 27, 2014 at 11:15 am

  10. poppytump

    A truly beautiful instrument Nigel . Played well it can be everything from haunting to joyful … how lovely for you to enjoy it so much .
    I learnt many many years ago but wouldn’t have a clue where to begin now ! My fifteen minutes of fame – along with hundreds of others from a selection of primary schools from around the country – was to play in a concert at the Albert Hall πŸ™‚ It was a very exciting day I recall .

    What music do you play I wonder ….

    June 27, 2014 at 8:32 am

    • Hello Poppy πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      Well I bet you would pick it up faster than you think again , it’s finding that hour a day to keep going πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      I bet you all had a wonderful day and that great fun and character building πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      I have been taking lessons here in Ireland for about 5 years and play some classical tunes form exam books along with some Scottish and Irish Traditional tunes !!

      I also love American blue grass and folk music πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      Great comment Poppy πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      Thank you πŸ™‚

      June 27, 2014 at 11:21 am

  11. Beautiful. Just wondering, do you give it/her a name?

    June 27, 2014 at 11:16 am

    • Hello πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      Thank you , No – but that’s a great idea πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      June 27, 2014 at 11:22 am

  12. Ajaytao2010

    Please visit my new blog, if possible, hope you like it πŸ™‚
    thank you so much dear πŸ™‚

    June 27, 2014 at 1:07 pm

  13. So very beautiful.

    July 1, 2014 at 3:22 am

  14. lovely images of a beautiful instrument!

    July 7, 2014 at 8:53 pm

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