Friday, March 8 sees renowned songwriter and cellist Vyvienne Long perform in The Dock, Carrick-on-Shannon as part of her nationwide tour with the critically acclaimed Balanescu Quartet.
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.
The avante-garde Balanescu Quartet has acquired a reputation as one of the leading contemporary music groups in the world today. The Balanescu Quartet has developed its own unique performing style setting them apart from any other string quartet. Their live performances are notable for their sheer energy and dynamism.
Both Vyvienne and The Balanescu Quartet have toured the world extensively, and both have opened shows at the Wembley Arena to 10,000 pairs of ears.
Also, providing backing vocals on the night are Carrick natives, the Blunnie sisters. Show starts at 8.30pm, admission €16/18, bookings on (071) 9650828.
If you are a Women’s Group or can rally together a gaggle of girlfriends The Dock will celebrate International Women’s day by offering you a special group rate for tickets to this very special concert.