Vyvienne Long’s String Collision Tour featuring The Balanescu Quartet will be hosted by the the Holy Trinity Church of Ireland in Fethard on Thursday, February 28th at 8pm (tickets are priced at E18 - concession E15). Contact McCarthy’s in Fethard on 086 811 9625 for details.
March sees renowned songwriter and cellist Vyvienne Long embark on a nationwide tour with the critically-acclaimed Balanescu Quartet for their first-ever Irish performances together. Vyvienne has composed original material and arranged her songs for the newly-formed string quintet. Vyvienne released her critically acclaimed debut album Caterpillar Sarabande in 2010. Her beautifully disarming and intensely personal songs have been in demand for soundtracks in Ireland and internationally since including Kirsten Sheridan’s Dollhouse, the Icelandic documentary The Future Of Hope and RTE’s drama series Raw. Admired as a compelling vocalist and songwriter of incisive wit, critics have drawn comparisons with Björk, Tori Amos and Joanna Newsome. Meanwhile the avante-garde Balanescu Quartet has acquired a reputation as one of the leading contemporary music groups in the world today.