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Lewis Barfoot

Folk // Bantry, Cork // she/her

‘The delightful sound of a musician who is both an accomplished composer of original material and also a torchbearer keeping alive traditional styles and song’ DAVID PRATT, FRUK

Lewis is an Irish/English singer songwriter, musician and educator who works with an uncomplicated loveliness of sound, blending ethereal, evocative vocals with original compositions and reinventions of traditional songs from across Ireland and the UK. A pioneer of Folk, Lewis is a timeless and gifted storyteller who captivates listeners with her fearless lyrics, gorgeous otherworldly voice, and satisfying arrangements. Frequently compared to the likes of Ane Brun, Kate Rusby and Julie Fowlis. Her debut album, Glenaphuca released on 5th March 2021 has received great support from RTÉ 1, FRUK, BBC Radio Ulster and RTÉ na Gaeltachta.

"Barfoot’s voice, deft guitar-work and her perceptive songs blend magically to create an album to curl up with, and be thankful for" - Jackie Hayden - Music Writer, Hot Press

Prior to Glenaphuca Lewis released Catch Me, a 5 track EP in 2016 and two singles; Wise Owl (2017) and Hecate (2018). Before her solo work she sang in Irish in the folk ensemble Rún, playing at Glastonbury, The Union Chapel and folk festivals across the UK and releasing two EP's with them Beidh Aonach Amárach and Seo is Siud.

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www.lewisbarfoot.com

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