Quiet Lights 2021: VARO
VARO are Dublin-based singers and fiddle players Lucie Azconaga (from France) and Consuelo Nerea Breschi (from Italy) who perform Irish traditional songs and tunes with arrangement influences from the Folk, Baroque and Classical traditions, weaving around the melodies with harmonies, drones and countermelody.
The duo met in 2015 having moved to Dublin to pursue their love for Irish traditional music, and immediately started a fruitful collaboration. They travelled to Ireland along different musical paths, Lucie from jazz, classical music, and French folk, Consuelo from Irish trad, folk, and world music.
Over the years, Lucie and Consuelo have had the pleasure of working in various other projects, such as Landless, Lisa O’Neill’s Band, Ye Vagabonds, The Morning Tree, Alasourse, The Nomadic Piano Project; and now, they are assembling a talented group for a new collaboration album and video series.
This ambitious collaboration project, which will culminate in a series of live music videos, and a new album, featuring 12 of Ireland’s most exciting and exceptionally talented traditional and folk musicians on the scene: Ian Lynch (Lankum), Junior Brother, Slow Moving Clouds, Niamh Bury, Inni-K, John Francis Flynn, Cormac McDiarmada (Lankum) + Ruth Clinton, Anna Mieke, Lemoncello, Alannah Thornburgh, Landless, Branwen, and Alfi. The project is set for release Autumn 2021. Varo released their debut self-titled album January 23rd 2020.