Lisa Lambe: NightVisiting (Songs and stories from the hearth)

Lisa Lambe, surrounded by deep red damasks, reads a red covered book.
Lisa Lambe: <em>NightVisiting</em> (Songs and stories from the hearth) 20Oct

Internationally acclaimed Irish folk singer and actor Lisa Lambe brings her new project, NightVisiting, to the Liverpool Irish Festival.

Lisa is accompanied by Mike Brookfield (guitar), Tim Doyle (fiddle, pipes and concertina) and Claire Sherry (mandolin, fiddle and banjo). Attendees will experience music from some local musicians (still to be announced) ahead of Lisa’s show. This will include new material, delivered for #LIF2023.

NightVisiting: Lisa Lambe

Lisa Lambe sits in a working inglenook, with her palms together as if addressing a small group.Based on Lisa’s work with the National Folklore Collectionand her recent MA in Irish Folklore- this internationally acclaimed Irish folk singer and actor brings us her new project, NightVisiting.

Lisa collaborates with renowned traditional musicians alongside local contributors. This creates a unique performance bespoke to each venue she visits. There she celebrates the old songs, stories and tunes from around the hearth.

Musical influence

NightVisiting connects audiences to the social role night-time house visits once played in Ireland’s oral traditions and folklore and in the preservation of its songs and stories. From tender love songs to the bawdy; to songs of loss and longing; NightVisiting reflects on nostalgia and togetherness.


  • Lisa Lambe: vocals
  • Mike Brookfield: guitar
  • Tim Doyle: fiddle, pipes and concertina
  • Claire Sherry: mandolin, fiddle and banjo.

Lisa will be supported by Úna Quinn and Neil Campbell, who will premiere a specially commissioned song at the event.

Videos celebrating NightVisiting

Event partners

The Festival is very proud to be working with the Institute of Irish Studies at the University of Liverpool on this event. Major thanks go to Gerry Diver and Professor Peter Shirlow. The Institute‘s financial support has assisted with ticket pricing and their institutional support helped us partner with The Tung Auditorium. For any one new to The Tung Auditorium, it is a cutting edge Liverpool venue.

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20 October 2023

This concert wll last c.2.5hrs with an interval.


The Tung Auditorium
60 Oxford Street
L7 3NY

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