HOME – Ireland & UK Tour
September – December 2023
Following the tremendous success of her debut album “Glenaphuca” in 2021, singer- songwriter and contemporary folk artist Lewis Barfoot is hitting the road for the highly anticipated launch of her second album, “HOME.” Set to release on 17th November2023, this album promises to captivate audiences with its heartfelt storytelling and ethereal folk melodies. Lewis Barfoot’s musical journey takes a deeply personal turn with “HOME,” as she explores her Irish heritage and delves into the haunting narratives of her Cork-born female relatives. The album sheds light on a dark past of institutional incarceration, delicately transformed by Lewis into a collection of beautiful songs. Through her evocative lyrics, and the exquisite purity of her voice “HOME” holds the power to heal the wounds of the past and inspire future generations to live fearlessly.
The album’s uplifting and inspirational nature is enriched by Lewis Barfoot’s seamless introduction of a rhythm section to her folk palette. Her voice reaches new depths of beauty, enveloping listeners in a timeless and enchanting atmosphere. Comparisons to acclaimed artists such as Kate Rusby, Sandy Denny, Máire Brennan, a young Joni Mitchell, and Julie Fowlis further underscore Lewis Barfoot’s status as a gifted and captivating storyteller.
In the creation of “HOME,” Lewis Barfoot collaborated with Kerry Andrew (aka You Are Wolf), who provides enchanting backing vocals on two songs. Additionally, Ben See lent his arranging talents to create a choral arrangement that brings a breathtaking closure to the album.
The album was recorded at Wavefield Studios in Cork and in her home studio. Mixed by Giles Barrett (Lightship95, London) and mastered by Pete Maher. Barfoot’s “HOME” promises to be a musical masterpiece, fusing rich storytelling, haunting melodies, and soul-stirring vocals. Prepare to embark on an extraordinary journey as Lewis takes to the stage in London, Cambridge, Brighton, Lowestoft, Dublin, Cork, Kerry, Norwich and Bath. The UK tour is supported by Culture Ireland.
Lewis Barfoot HOME – UK & Ireland tour 2023
Thurs 7th Sept – Anteros Arts – Norwich
Sat 9th Sept – The Grit – Lowestoft
Weds 13th Sept – Folklore Rooms – Brighton
Thurs 14th Sept – The Elm Tree – Cambridge
Friday 15th Sept – St Pancras Old Church – London**
Mon 18th Sept – The Bell Inn – Bath
Wed 28th Nov – Whelan’s – Dublin
1st Dec – Cill Rialiag – Kerry
2nd Dec – Marino Church – Bantry**
9th Dec – Sirius Arts Centre – Cobh**
FOLLOW LEWIS BARFOOT
My life is a soundtrack, i track my life through music, photography is my passion, my escape, my expression. Without both i have pieces missing, thankfully i’m blessed and get to combine both.
Born in Manchester, lived in Australia for 22 years where i was heavily involved in the Australian Music Industry, firstly in bands (Singer) and then managing bands (all original), I moved back to the UK, Wales specifically 10 years ago and married my childhood sweetheart and life is good.