Vyvienne Long

Vyvienne Long

Friday, 14 April 2023, 7.55pm

If you haven’t heard the hauntingly beautiful, rolling cello, piano, strings and vocals of Ireland’s sensational Vyvienne Long, then you really are in for an extraordinary treat.

Ed Sheeran heard it and loved it. So did Joan Armatrading. And so did the Irish Chamber Orchestra and DJ Kormac, so much so that they have already collaborated with Vyvienne and there’s more to come.

What makes Vyvienne’s music so unusual, so fascinating, is that she was the first to conceive and perform ‘cello song’ in Europe, enchanting festival-goers with her astonishing cover of The White Stripes’ Seven Nation Army. She has played a host of venues to audiences of up to 10,000 including the Olympia Paris, Radio City New York, Glastonbury, Coachella, and Wembley Arena. Critics have compared her combination of subtle demeanour and heavyweight musical power with Björk, Tori Amos and Joanna Newsom.

Her star quality is easy to see. She’s an insightful, witty songwriter, accomplished cellist and mesmerising singer all wrapped up in one beautifully disarming, demure artist.

Joining her onstage will be Robbie Malone bass (David Gray) and Nikolin Koka cello.
The Dublin Ukelele Collective will open the evening.

Leave home on April 14th to be enchanted by the plucked colours of her cello, the expansive, oceanic piano chords that weave in and out of unexpected harmonies, and a voice that adds her intimate experience of life in all its joyful technicolour.

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Published by Vyv on 14 March 2023

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