Malin Lewis is a musician, composer, instrument maker, educator, and musical director from the Scottish Highlands. They play a range of instruments including various bagpipes, fiddle and whistle. Malin performs regularly across the UK with their trio, Malin Makes Music. Their music draws inspiration from piping traditions across Europe and features self-penned tunes as well as traditional melodies from Finland, Bulgaria and Galicia. Best known for playing smallpipes, mixed with live electronics, Malin continues to explore traditional elements while delving into new worlds of improvised and avant-garde bagpiping.
Making Tracks was an incredibly uplifting and creatively inspiring month. I feel I have made friends and connections across Europe that I will value for years to come. Making Tracks gave me time to learn, reflect and develop my personal practice which is invaluable as a busy freelance musician. It also gave me the chance to authentically learn about other musical cultures and experiment, trying out new things. It was a joy to share music informally in the evenings as well as in the daytime workshops and activities. The tour was fantastic, getting to play in some beautiful venues and reaching new audiences...the highlight of my year. (Malin Lewis)