Lewis Barfoot

Lewis has recorded her debut album this year and is in the process of mixing it with Giles Barrett at Soup Studios. It will be released in 2020 followed by an Ireland and UK tour to beautiful places and unique spaces.

In 2019 she played a handful of lovely gigs including Seed Festival in Stroud, Nunfest, Globe at Hay and the Gaelic Voices festival at the London Irish Centre.

Drawing on her dual heritage Lewis is developing an exceptional and essential new performance piece with music, film and song called "Mother Ireland". Which seeks to give voice to the silenced feminine in her lineage in Ireland. For both of these projects she had been generously supported with time and space as artist in residence at Greywood and Hawkwood.

Artist in Residence

May 2018 - Greywood Arts, Killeagh, Cork, Ireland

July 2018 - Greywood Arts, Killeagh, Cork, Ireland

Feb 2019 - Hawkwood, Stroud, UK

Song collecting

Passionate about keeping the old songs alive, Lewis joined the Song Collectors Collective in 2018 and made her first field trip to Ireland to document the old songs from the Irish Traveller community. To listen to some of these recordings click here. She has also started song collecting in her home town of London.