Lisa Lambe from the hearth


IRISH folk singer Lisa Lambe brings her new project NightVisiting to Lime Tree Theatre on Saturday May 27.
NightVisiting is based on Lisa’s work with the National Folklore Collection and her recent M.A in Irish Folklore. The singer has collaborated with renowned traditional musicians and performers to create an evening celebrating the old songs, stories and tunes from around the hearth, bespoke to each location 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.
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.
Lisa Lambe brings NightVisiting to Lime Tree Theatre this Saturday May 27. for tickets