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Anthony and Fionnuala Brabazon, Lord and Lady Ardee are delighted to welcome Vyvienne Long and Roger Doyle on Friday, 29th September for an evening of music. 

Taking place in The Orangery, this concert promises to bring the audience on two fantastic journeys, one to the wonderland of internationally renowned, local pianist and composer, Roger Doyle where the unexpected can be relied upon, harmonically inviting you to languish in the atonal soundscape of mystery and madness. 

The second half of the concert will then arrive at a familiar destination - the singer songwriter genre. The songs and delicately considered piano accompaniment of singer and cellist, Vyvienne Long are sweetly and unapologetically honest, but be prepared to interrupt the sonic languishing with intermittent belly ache laughter.  

Bound to be a wonderful night of original music, make an evening of it with a special pre-concert dinner in The Grain Store, featuring a seasonal set menu of fare grown and reared in Killruddery, just a few metres away from your concert venue. 

The pre-concert dinner will begin at 18.30, with the concert beginning at 21.00 for a duration of one hour.


What makes Vyvienne’s music so unusual 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 performed at venues worldwide since, including the Olympia Paris, Radio City New York, Glastonbury, Coachella and Wembley Arena and collaborated with artists such as Ed Sheeran, DJ Kormac and most recently the Irish Chamber Orchestra.

Critics have compared her combination of subtle demeanour and heavyweight musical power with Bjork, Tori Amos and Joanna Newsom. Visit www.vyviennelong.com for more.


Roger Doyle is known for his pioneering work as a composer of electronic music. He has worked extensively in theatre, film and dance, in particular with the music-theatre company Operating Theatre, which he co-founded with the performer Olwen Fouréré. Works of his include his magnum opus, ‘Babel’ which took ten years to compose, along with an onstage piano score for the Gate Theatre production of Salomé, which played in London’s West End and on three world tours. Roger is a member of Aosdána, Ireland’s state-sponsored academy of creative artists and was recently elected to the higher honour of Saoi conferred on him by President Michael D. Higgins. For more information, visit www.rogerdoyle.com


  • Pre-concert dinner will take place in The Grain Store at 18.30, and will feature a three course set menu with freestyle seating 

  • This concert will take place in The Orangery of Killruddery House and will begin at 21.00, lasting for one hour 

  • Please allow plenty of time to arrive and park in our main customer car park. If you are attending our pre-concert dinner please follow signs to The Grain Store, otherwise please follow signs to The Orangery for the concert


Seasonal Supper Club - Everything perfect from beginning to end, atmospheric setting, wonderful staff and service, the food was so fresh and full of flavour and presented so well, a credit to the head chef Niall, whose visit to each table also made it special. A credit to the whole team, we will definitely be back.

Stephen, Wicklow