Malin Lewis

Malin Makes Music Knockengorroch 2024

We are thrilled to welcome for the first time to Knockengorroch, Malin!

One of Scotland’s most exciting innovators, Malin Lewis is a queer bagpiper, fiddler, instrument maker and award winning composer, melding tradition with electronics on a unique self-made bagpipe. Hair tingling, philosophical and dance inducing melodies inspired by European folk traditions, humans, queerness and the universe.

Malin premiered their New Voices commission ‘Halocline’ with a seven piece band at Celtic Connections 2023 to a sold out Strathclyde Suite, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Halocline will become Malin’s long awaited debut album named for the layer between salt and freshwater. ‘Halocline’ is a sequence of compositions reflecting on the liminal spaces between Malin’s outer and inner worlds as a trans person. Malin’s unique sound is born from the deep connection that comes with making and composing for their own instrument. The band will perform original music from Halocline as well as traditional music from Finland, Spain and Bulgaria.

Recently Malin has been touring with Making Tracks international residency, recording film music in Berlin, learning the tradition of the extinct Finnish Bagpipes, writing music for contemporary dance at Sadlers Wells and working as musical director and composer for ‘The strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart’ at the Manchester Royal Exchange Theatre.

Don’t miss your chance to see them at this year’s festival in the hills!

“Re-Defining the music of tomorrow” – Finlay MacDonald, PipingLive

“A cutting edge creator” – Tom Service, BBC Radio 3

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2 weeks ago

📣 2024 FESTIVAL THEME! 📣This year’s festival theme is SUSTENANCE. Food and drink give sustenance, as does music… 🎶 🍒 We’re asking all festy goers to GET FRUITY (or vegetably if you prefer)! Cherries, bananas, apples and pears - it’s time to get those creative juices flowing! 🍌🍉 Read more about our theme 👉 www.knockengorroch.org.uk/2024-festival-theme-announcement/ ... See MoreSee Less
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🎶 We are proud to support local young musicians in Soundwaves Music Battle in New Galloway this Saturday 13 April! 🎶 Acts get a chance to win slots at Knockengorroch Festival 2024, YouthBeatz Dumfries DMC We.are stage, Kirkcudbright Fringe, Stranded Cat record label, or a voucher for Circa 16 Sound Recording! 🤩🤘Featuring an incredible line-up including Ben Hunter, Reece Williamson, Benji, Ella Campbell, Alexander and the Greeks, Sonder, and Rhelm 🎤🎸If you are in the area, come on down to CatStrand at 7.30pm to get a sneak peek of some of the freshest talent in the area! 🎵⭐️ Tickets 👉 www.ticketsource.co.uk/CatStrand-Young-Creatives/t-rpgegmv ... See MoreSee Less
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Happy National Unicorn Day! Throwback to our legendary unicorn theme at Knockengorroch Festival 2017 🦄Keep your eyes peeled, we will be announcing our 2024 theme announcement VERY soon! 👀Sign up to our newsletter to be the first to know 👉 www.knockengorroch.org.uk/contact/mailing-list/📷 Douglas Robertson/Stevie Powers ... See MoreSee Less
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We are excited to welcome our first featured Sámi artist at Knockengorroch Festival 2024! ⚡️ Inhabiting the lands of Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia (Sápmi) the Sámi are indigenous people of Europe, traditionally known for their semi nomadic reindeer herding. 🦌Kajsa Balto has established herself as one of the central voices within her generation of musicians from Sápmi. Her approach to yoik, the Sámi singing tradition, and her intuitive way of working across genres, has garnered glowing reviews. She merges ancestral knowledge and modernity, leaving listeners eager for more! 💥Her performance will be accompanied by a workshop, an opportunity to hear more about her culture and the yoik tradition. 🎶More info and video on our website 👉 www.knockengorroch.org.uk/artist/kajsa-balto/ ... See MoreSee Less
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Be in a chance to win a pair of tickets to some of this summer's most exciting events! 🎫 🎫We are proud to be part of the Festivals Unite prize draw. Over 60 festivals across the UK and Europe have come together to fundraise for the current humanitarian crisis in Gaza.50% of proceeds from the prize draw will go to War Childs Gaza response work and 50% of proceeds will go to Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP) who are doing absolutely vital work supporting the people of Gaza.To learn more and enter the prize draw please follow the link 👉 www.crowdfunder.co.uk/festivals-unite ... See MoreSee Less
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