- 05 Dec 19
The Dublin duo release a bone-chilling new track and accompanying video.
Lucie Azconaga and Consuelo Nerea Breschi are Varo, a Dublin based fiddle and vocal duo who perform traditional Irish songs. Their unique blend of influences from the baroque and classical traditions and incorporation of drones and countermelody take the songs to transcendent heights.
Today the duo is happy to share their latest single 'Sovay,' a haunting number complete with icy drones and entrancing harmonies. This classic traditional song from Suffolk tells the tale of a woman who decides to test the love of her man by dressing as a highway robber and attacking him in a valley to try stealing the ring she had given to him. Varo discovered the tune from a 1973 recording of Anne Briggs.
Speaking on the track, they tell Hot Press, “From the very beginning, we have been interested in songs told from a female point of view and became hooked on this particular song straight away'
Continuing, they explained that, 'The woman telling the story is a very strong character, as opposed to stories in which the woman is presented as a powerless victim and is either betrayed or abandoned by a man, which is the case for most of the songs we’ve happened to come across.'
Check it out now: