Varo will feature at ‘The Beatyard Presents’ Series at Pot Duggans this Autumn. Here we will be presenting a lineup curated by ourselves here at Bodytonic.
“Varo is the name of a river that, centuries ago, used to represent the border between France and Italy, then went from being more French to more Italian, basically through time, it couldn’t really choose a nationality… as the two of us, coming from two different countries and finding ourselves falling in love with the Irish music and its culture”
– Lucie Azconaga and Consuelo Nerea Breschi (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.
Thursday, October 7th
8:00pm – 10:30pm (TBC)
+ Special Guests (TBA)