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
Based on Lisa’s work with the National Folklore Collection –and 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.
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. uquinn.bandcamp.com
Videos celebrating NightVisiting
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.
Download your own poster to print-at-home (409KB, PDF).
Back to All Events