Appearing soon at Dublins Alternative Cello Festival ‘Spike’

Vyvienne will be appearing live on Friday 10th Feb at The Workmans Club as part of Dublins Alternative Cello Festival ‘Spike

Go along to catch a sneak preview of work from her new album, out later this year!

VyvienneAppearing soon at Dublins Alternative Cello Festival ‘Spike’

Download new Christmas single here

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To launch the warmest, most delicately mulled christmas song and preview material from her second studio album Vyvienne plays the Button Factory on December 5th.

This will be the gig of 2015 for Vyvienne, so if you like beautifully arranged music performed by a diverse group of expert musicians – The Blunnie Sisters on backing vocals, Miriam Cahill on violin, Cormac o Haodain on french horn,  join us for a memorable night on December 5th.

‘Long’s sprightly harmonies and incandescent cello work are beyond beautiful’ Johnny Keegan Hot Press April 2014 22 (1)

VyvienneDownload new Christmas single here

Long Concert in Kerry Sunday 16th August

Vyvienne closes the Chamber Music on Valentia festival with the Blunnie Sisters on August 16th.

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VyvienneLong Concert in Kerry Sunday 16th August

Live Dates.

Vyvienne will be performing live with the Blunnie Sisters on Sunday 16th August in Valentia, Co. Kerry as closing act of the Chamber Music on Valentia festival.

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Live dates for Autumn Winter 2014


Vyvienne is delighted to announce the following live dates


                        St. Patricks Church, Dalkey in aid of ‘Country Air’ 7pm Sunday                             October 12th.      Tickets on the door.

     Rockwood Music Hall, New York City Thursday October 3oth 

     The Freemasons Hall, Dublin November 15th

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First solo performance of 2014 – Kinvara February 1st

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Join Vyvienne, Raoul and her friends the Blunnie sisters – Ailie, Roisin and Cliodhna for an evening of pure music, up close at Johnstons Music Hall, Kinvara.

VyvienneFirst solo performance of 2014 – Kinvara February 1st

Vyvienne Long with guests 29th November Freemasons Hall, Molesworth Street, Dublin 2.

Vyvienne to premiere new music at the Freemasons Hall on November 29th. Accompanying herself on cello and piano, Vyvienne will be joined by Nick Holland cello, the Blunnie sisters and Cliona Ni Fharharta on backing vocals and Raoul Empey on piano. It’s bound to be a speechless occasion and like a morning coffee, you’ll be raging if you miss it.

Doors at 7.30 Show starts at 8pm

VyvienneVyvienne Long with guests 29th November Freemasons Hall, Molesworth Street, Dublin 2.

Vyvienne Long ‘Live’ with the Balanescu Quartet

The ‘Live’ album Vyvienne Long with The Balanescu Quartet and Blunnie Sisters has been posted out to the pre orders and will be onsale here from October 1st.

‘a boldy inventive creator of silken riches, her first live album strikes a bold pose, with staccato drama.’ Paddy Kehoe RTE ten. Read on here

Gig Announcement! Vyvienne to play The Freemasons Hall on November 29th 2013. Tickets on sale now at

Vyvienne has been invited to open the Dublin Beatles Festival on November 7th at the Gresham Hotel, 6pm. She will perform a short set of Beatles songs, uniquely interpreted for cello and vocal.

The New Triangle tour begins this Friday, April 19th at The Wexford Arts Centre.

The Beatles Show begins next Monday April 22nd – April 28th in Odessa.

Photo vid of Vyvienne’s And I Love Her by the Beatles.

April 3rd RTE Radio 1 Vyvienne Long with Ailie Blunnie, Cora Venus Lunny and Raoul Empey. Cut to 04.20 to hear the Beatles song and 16 mins to hear Seahorse.

Also, a note to anyone who pre ordered the String Collision CD: Work in progress!

Hang tight!

VyvienneVyvienne Long ‘Live’ with the Balanescu Quartet

String Collision Tour March 2013

Vyvienne Long featuring the Balanescu Quartet

February 28th, C of I Holy Trinity, Fethard, Tipp.   Book Tickets

March 1st, Triskel Arts Centre, Cork.                          Book Tickets.

March 2nd, The Freemasons Hall, Dublin                Book Tickets

March 7th, Druid Lane Theatre, Galway                   Book Tickets

March 8th, The Dock, Carrick-on-Shannon              Book Tickets

March 9th, Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray.                    Book Tickets.

An Irish lyricist, a Romanian virtuoso and a string quintet band – what happens when these musical forces collide?

Renowned songwriter and cellist Vyvienne Long has revealed plans to tour with the world renowned Balanescu Quartet for the first time on Irish shores. 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”, 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 Bjork, Tori Amos and Joanna Newsome.

“Vyvienne Long has been known for some time as a boundlessly talented cellist and arranger … she displays all her talent, confidence and humour to fabulous effect…” (Ian Melaney, State)

The cutting edge Balanescu Quartet has acquired a reputation as one of the leading contemporary music groups in the world today. Its guiding force, the Romanian virtuoso violinist Alexander Balanescu, leads the quartet in collaborations with composers such as Michael Nyman and Gavin Bryars, and with pop icons such as David Byrne, the Pet Shop Boys, Spiritualized, Kate Bush and Kraftwerk. 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. Vyvienne Long’s ‘String Collision’ Tour is their first tour of Ireland

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.

See dates above and find a show near you.

Vyvienne Long with The Balanescu Quartet.
‘The ‘String Collision’ Tour is Part Funded by Arts Council Touring and proudly supported by RTÉ lyric fm.
We would also like to thank our sponsors Aer Lingus and The Royal Hotel in Bray, Co.Wicklow.’

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