Geoff, as you know, we were so sorry to hear about Malcolm. Very sad news, and clearly he will be greatly missed by so many in and around the Gurdy and Pipe fraternity as well as friends and family.
Although were not able to know him personally, we feel a special connection because we recently acquired the delightful Jacques Grandchamp mahogany Guitarback Gurdy which belonged to him at one time, and which, as we understand it, he originally bought from new in or about 1993.
Your very appealing picture of him with that very Gurdy is especially evocative for us and we were so pleased to see it on here (sadly we seem unable to print or save it in a sensible size).
With Best, but somewhat sad, Regards
Rob and Marj'