"I did a concert about two years ago in the National Concert Hall with a friend of mine from England who was conducting. I was in my tails and everything like that; but within an hour and a half of the curtain call, I was in the shed lambing. I remember texting my friend a picture of the sheep and he wrote back saying, ‘You have a great life’.

“I grew up helping out on the family sheep farm near Punchestown in Co Kildare. A few years ago, the opportunity came up for me to farm, and I thought, ‘Yes, this is something that I’d love to do’.