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Lisa Lambe – NightVisiting

Songs And Stories From The Hearth

Lisa Lambe is one of Ireland’s best-known performers. Described by the Irish Times as “The finest singer and actor of her generation”, and by PBS, USA as “Inspirational”. Irish Music Magazine declared “Lisa Lambe is a major Irish voice. A stylish songwriter with a sound that is original and enduring”. She released her third solo album; ‘Wild Red’ on 11th November 2021. It was ‘Album of the Week on BBC Radio and has already featured in the USA’s Goldmine Magazine, The Bluegrass Situation and Red Guitar UK, Simply Folk on RTE Radio One and BBC Radio Ulster.

She was named Rough Trade’s Rising Star with her voice described by Hot Press Magazine as having a “truly beautiful tone, Lambe’s voice is sumptuous and shines brightly”. The Sunday Independent described her songwriting as “Songwriting Joni Mitchell would be proud of”. Goldmine USA featured Lisa in their yearly roundup of “Top 30 Fabulous songs of 2020”. 'Dust and Sand’ from the album premiered on The Bluegrass Situation.

Lisa’s first album, ‘Hiding Away’ was recorded in Nashville with producer Gavin Murphy and was RTÉ Radio 1 Album of the Week in 2016. Her second album, ‘Juniper’produced by Karl Odlum was Album of the Week for BBC and BBC Sounds and praised by The Irish Times as “Evocative and tenderly crafted”, and by Red Guitar Music UK as “Gorgeous” and “Stunning”, Hot Press Magazine declared it “An absolute standout”. Lisa describes her latest album Wild Red as being “made by the fireside, written in the quiet, inspired by old stories, local lore, current landscapes and new states of mind…” Written and recorded with Wayne Sheehy in West Cork in a remote beautiful studio setting looking out to the wild Atlantic. BBC Sounds have already described it as “Beautiful… Perfection” and Red Guitar UK as “Glorious”.

Based on her work with the National Folklore Collection and her recent M.A in Irish Folklore, internationally acclaimed Irish folk singer and actor Lisa Lambe brings us her new project ‘NightVisiting’, first commissioned by The National Famine Museum in Strokestown, County Roscommon.

Lisa collaborates with renowned traditional musicians alongside local contributors to create a unique performance bespoke to each venue she visits.

‘NightVisiting’ reconnects us to the social role that night time social house visits once played in our oral traditions and folklore, and in the preservation of our songs and stories from tender love songs to the bawdy, to songs of loss and longing. Lisa Lambe collaborates with renowned musicians and performers to create an evening celebrating the old songs, stories and tunes from around the hearth, bespoke to each location she visits.

In the west, Nightvisiting is known as ‘Bothántaíocht’ or ‘Cuairtaíocht’, in the southern counties it is known as going ‘Scoraíochting’. In other counties; a visit to the Rambling House.

NightVisiting’ will bring those who gather to the hearth of the rural house, to sing the old songs and tell the local stories, many now lost or forgotten. Night visiting was an important part of our social society and culture, which began to fade with the electrification of Ireland in the late 1940’s when the hearth slowly gave way to the ballroom, the public house and the dance hall.

NightVisiting’ is a celebration and a reimagining of those nights of sharing the old songs and stories, not to be missed!

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19-05-2023 @ 20:00 to
20-05-2023 @ 23:00

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