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Thu, 28 Jul


Maureen's Cork

Lewis Barfoot

"Vocals to melt the hearts of angels" FRUK

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Lewis Barfoot
Lewis Barfoot

Time & Location

28 Jul 2022, 20:00 GMT+1 – 29 Jul 2022, 21:40 GMT+1

Maureen's Cork, 14 Mulgrave Rd, Shandon, Cork, T23 FT65, Ireland

About the Event

Alt folk artist Lewis will be playing her first central Cork City gig after three mighty years of living here. Sharing songs from her critically acclaimed debut album Glenaphuca (named after her Nan's farm near Dungourney), songs from her forthcoming album Mother Ireland and a few folk classics.Lewis 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. Her debut album Glenaphuca was released in 2021 to great acclaim and support from RTÉ1, Raidio Na Gaeltachta, BBC and international Folk radio. Her most recent single, Lullaby released in May 2022 was a co creation with Composer Kerry Andrew and the Juice Vocal Ensemble.


‘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

‘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

“What a beautiful, beautiful voice she has, just gorgeous!” - Eve Blair, BBC Radio Ulster

“A balm for the soul” - Lillian Smith, RTÉ Radio 1

“That’s rather splendid” Mark Liveridge, BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

‘At times it is difficult to believe that this is a debut album, such is its assured quality’ David Pratt - FRUK

‘Underlying the whole album are Lewis’s undeniably beautiful, crystal-clear vocals, vocals that could melt the hearts of angels.  Unequivocally enjoyable, Glenaphuca is an absolute treat. More please’ David Pratt - FRUK

‘A gorgeous album that condenses modern maturity into a melodic simplicity’ Folking by Bill Golembeski

“An arrestingly good vocalist and song writer. She has a singing style not dissimilar to Eddi Reader and Nóirín Ní Riain. Hers is a breathy voice that floats over the canvas of Glenaphuca like another instrument, and the album gives her plentiful scope to use both her traditional roots and her abilities as a contemporary composer” - John O’Regan Living Tradition Magazine

‘Lewis’ vocals rest in the same lovely featherbed as Triona Ni Dhomhnaill, Marie Brennan (of Clannad and Capercaille’s Karen Matheson.’ Folking by Bill Golembeski

‘This terrific debut amply warrants the same accolades’ Mike Davies, Fatea Magazine

'Glenaphuca is the sound of a modern artist keeping more traditional styles alive but doing so in a way that remains accessible and exciting for the modern listener. In the same way that the likes of Seth Lakeman, Julie Fowlis and Kate Rusby made modern music by planting and nurturing ancient seeds, so Lewis Barfoot carries a similar sonic banner’ - Dave Franklin - Dancing about Architecture 


  • General admission

    Doors open 7.30pm Music from 8pm Limited capacity

    +€0.38 service fee
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