”Vocals to melt the hearts of angels“ - Folk Radio UK
Cork based contemporary folk artist & singer-songwriter Lewis Barfoot displays a fearless and disarming honesty in her lyrics. She works with an uncomplicated loveliness of sound, blending ethereal, evocative vocals with original compositions and reinventions of trad songs. Frequently compared to the likes of Kate Rusby, Sandy Denny and Maíre Brennan. Her debut album, Glenaphuca released on 5th March 2021 has received great support from RTÉ 1, FRUK, BBC Radio Ulster and RTÉ na Gaeltachta. Her new album “HOME”, set for release in October 2023, welcomes rivulets of jazz amidst her folk palette and will tour the UK, Ireland and Portugal.
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.
Recent press coverage for ‘Glenaphuca’
'A Terrific Debut' - FATEA MAGAZINE
'Balm For The Soul' - LILLIAN SMITH, RTÉ RADIO1
'Rather Splendid!' - MARK LIVERIDGE, BBC RADIO CAMBS
“What a beautiful, beautiful voice she has, just gorgeous!” - Eve Blair, BBC Radio Ulster
'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, HOT PRESS
‘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