Making Tracks

Louise Bichan

Louise Bichan is a fiddle player and photographer from Orkney, a group of islands in the north of Scotland. Louise mostly performs and writes folk and traditional Scottish music. She has played fiddle since the age of eight and appeared on stage in many venues across the UK and abroad while still in school. Encouraged to write music from a young age, one of Louise’s compositions was awarded the Ronnie Aim memorial prize in 2005. After being awarded a scholarship to study at Berklee College of Music, she traveled to Boston (USA) in September 2015 to take time out exploring other genres. Louise’s critically acclaimed debut album ‘Out of My Own Light’ (2017), explores her grandmother’s emigration from Orkney to Canada.