Lir Shilton

Lir Shilton is a musician based in London, UK, born and raised in Ashkelon, Israel. Lir will be joining us at BFF17 and taking to our acoustic stage. When someone has music running through their bones their story sounds like this!
Lir began her interest in music at an early age. When she was 4 years old, attending a family wedding, she was fascinated with the saxophone player and refused to go home. The next day she had found a toy recorder and intuitively began to play all her favorite Disney songs.
At the age of 8 she took piano lessons, and was then accepted to an art-focused elementary school where she experienced music and stage arts.
Lir had taught herself to play the guitar, and by the age of 14, wrote her first song. From that point, she had played with various bands and ensembles in many venues and festivals in Israel. Lir is a multi-instrumentalists and plays the Guitar, Piano, Banjo, Ukulele, various types of flutes, Kalimba and Erhu.
Her debut album ‘Nothing but a Ghost’, mixed and mastered by John Cornfield (Muse, The Verve, Neil Halstead), was released on MishMish Records, December 2016.