Events

THE BASEMENT BAR

Wed 29th June 8:00pm
Book Tickets
£ 12.00

LEWIS BARFOOT: ‘What a beautiful, beautiful voice she has, just gorgeous!’ – Eve Blair, BBC Radio Ulster

‘Virtuoso violinist and all-round accomplished musician’ Josey De Rossi, One Stop Arts

Join folk artist Lewis Barfoot and multi-instrumentalist Elisabeth Flett as they journey with song, spoken word and music to create a rich tapestry of land, people and stories.  With original compositions and reinventions of traditional songs including Bonny Portmore, Diggers and Wild Mountain Thyme performed on voice, guitar, fiddle, viola, ukulele and loop pedal.

Lewis Barfoot is a timeless and gifted storyteller who captivates listeners with her fearless lyrics and gorgeous otherworldly voice. Frequently compared to the likes of Kate Rusby, Sandy Denny, Maíre Brennan and Julie Fowlis, her debut album Glenaphuca has received widespread acclaim and support from BBC Radio and RTÉ1.  Before her solo work she sang in the folk ensemble Rún, playing at Glastonbury, the Union Chapel and folk festivals across the UK and releasing two EP’s with them. Lewis is now an established  solo artist on the London folk circuit, appearing regularly for institutions such as Nest Collective.

‘The delightful sound of a musician who is both an accomplished composer of original material and a torchbearer keeping alive traditional styles and song’ David Pratt – FRUK

Elisabeth Flett is an award-winning Scottish multi-instrumentalist, theatre-maker and writer. Winner of the 2015 Cecil Sharp House Adult Fiddle Championship and the 2021 University of Aberdeen Literary Lights Creative Writing Award, Elisabeth was a 2017 semi-finalist in the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Awards (as part of duo Shamblestone) and a 2021 semi-finalist in the BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician. She is a member of London-based folk trio Solasta (Guardian Folk Album of the Month September 2018), LGBTQ+ folk collective Bogha-Frois: Queer Voices in Folk (Celtic Connections 2019/20) and medieval folk ensemble Joglaresa and has featured on albums with Daisy Chute, Lewis Barfoot and the Heard Collective.

‘Top notch live folk music’ – Nico Diodoro