Folk

Anniversary Ceilidh with Malin Makes Music

Nairn Community & Arts Centre,
31 Aug – 31 Aug

Come and join us for an unmissable night of music and dancing! 

Malin Makes Music (quartet) will play a set, and then go on to lead a ceilidh featuring ‘old favourite’ traditional dances. So bring your dancing shoes! 

“A cutting edge creator” – Tom Service, BBC Radio 3 
“The future of Scottish folk is here” – The Wire


Come and enjoy effervescent folk played on fiddle, bouzouki, double bass and a newly invented bagpipe. Hair tingling, heartwrenching and dance inducing melodies inspired by European folk traditions, humans, queerness and the universe. Malin Lewis is a queer Bagpiper, fiddler, composer, instrument maker and BBC Young traditional musician of the year finalist 2022. 

Malin premiered their New Voices commission ‘Halocline’ with a seven piece band at Celtic Connections 2023 to a sold out Strathclyde Suite, Royal Concert Hall. Halocline will become Malin’s long awaited debut album named for the layer between salt and fresh water Halocline is a sequence of compositions reflecting on the liminal spaces between Malin’s outer and inner worlds as a trans person. Malin plays a set of unique selfmade two octave Smallpipes that help create their unique sounds. The quartet will perform original music from Halocline as well as traditional music from Finland, Spain and Bulgaria. 

Recently Malin has been touring the UK with Making Tracks international Residency, Recording film music in Berlin, studying folk music in Helsinki and learning the tradition of the extinct Finnish Bagpipes as well as writing and performing music for ‘The strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart’ at the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester.