Half Irish, half English Lewis works with an uncomplicated loveliness of sound, combining ethereal, evocative vocals with original compositions and reinventions of traditional songs from Ireland and the UK. A timeless & gifted storyteller who transports the listener to magical and otherworldly places.
“What a beautiful, beautiful voice she has, just gorgeous!” - Eve Blair, BBC Radio Ulster
“A balm for the soul” - Lillian Smith, RTÉ Radio 1
Frequently compared to the likes of Ane Brun, Kate Rusby and Julie Fowlis. Her debut Glenaphuca out on 5th March 2021 has received great praise from RTÉ 1, FRUK, BBC Radio Ulster and RTÉ na Gaeltachta.
"Glenaphuca comes with an intimacy that helps listeners feel they’re not alone in the here and now, yet her voice often reaches back through the ages as it does for the “dulaman” opening on ‘Fisherman’. Evoking the ghost of performers of the stature of the late Laura Nyro and Sandy Denny, 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)