Half Irish, half English singer songwriter Lewis Barfoot works with an uncomplicated loveliness of sound, combining her ethereal, evocative vocals with original compositions and reinventions of trad songs from Ireland and the UK.
A gifted storyteller transporting the listener to strange, magical, otherworldly places. There’s a timelessness about her work, and as a bearer of the old songs she keeps the legacy of trad music alive in her unique creations. Frequently compared to the likes of Julie Fowlis, Lisa Hannigan, Ane Brun and Joni Mitchell. Her first recording “Catch Me” as heard on Johnny Coppin’s BBC Radio 2 Folk show was described by Irish Radio International as “Delicious music: A massage of the heart, a whisper to the soul”.
Her debut album "Glenaphuca" will be released in 2020 which she recorded at Soup Studios with Giles Barrett in collaboration with musicians Essa Flett and Hannah Thomas, Maria Rodriguez Reina, Ansuman Biswas, Johnny Helm and Matt Dibble.
She has travelled the world, finding beauty and magic in the company of strangers and this wanderlust has been a source of inspiration for much of her work. She initially trained as an actor and worked internationally in many gloriously diverse stage productions. As a singer she played with the Gaelic ensemble Rún at Glastonbury, The Union Chapel, Southbank Centre and folk festivals across the UK.
She has released one EP “Catch Me” and two singles “Wise Owl” and “Hecate”
“Best known for the ethereal poise of her crystal singing voice”
"She displays a fearless and disarming honesty in her lyrics"