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Lewis Barfoot & Currer Bell

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Silk Mill Gallery

Merchants Barton

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BA11 1PT

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Wonderful folk singer Lewis Barfoot from Ireland teams up with Frome folk duo Currer Bell

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Folk artist Lewis Barfoot announces her headline Irish and UK tour to celebrate the release of her debut album, Glenaphuca released in March 2021. A gorgeous album that condenses modern maturity into a melodic simplicity. Described by Folk Radio UK as: “The delightful sound of a musician who is both an accomplished composer of original material and a torchbearer keeping alive traditional styles and song, Unequivocally enjoyable, Glenaphuca is an absolute treat”. The tour includes dates in Cork, London, Brighton, Frome and Stroud with a scattering of intimate house concerts along the way. Featuring popular singles White Dress, Sweet Dreams, Fisherman as heard on RTE Radio 1, Raidio na Gaeltacht, FRUK and across BBC Radio. Lewis works with an uncomplicated loveliness of sound, blending ethereal, evocative vocals with original compositions and reinventions of traditional songs from Ireland and the UK. Frequently compared to the likes of Kate Rusby, Sandy Denny, Maíre Brennan and Julie Fowlis.

Supporting Lewis Barfoot Currer Bell are an alt-folk duo and 21st century Victorian philosopher witches. In real life, they go by Faron and Merle, sisters who’ve grown up spinning tales and playing music together. They were homeschooled and often felt like modern Brontës, living on a windy hill and spending our days in the company of books and made-up characters.

Their music is influenced by the folk tradition, and lyrics are often inspired by the literature they love. They started gigging in 2016, and toured as a support act, all the while writing original material. More recently, they became founding members of the all-female Kerchief Theatre, composing and performing music for interpretations of classic folktales. Last year they recorded and produced their debut EP, Lullabies for an Apocalypse, which features renowned drummer Gary Husband. The songs are a ragtag band of stories about catastrophes, personal, public and planetary. Inspired by classic writing and myth, they wanted to spin these timeless yarns to address modern issues.

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