Niamh Farrell’s versatile voice and love for music and singing were instilled from a very young age in her native Sligo, Ireland. Her musical influences are vast, allowing her to move effortlessly between Irish traditional, gospel contemporary and folk genres, offering the audience an eclectic mix of material.
Niamh has shared the stage and travelled the world with many different bands and artists including Project West, Seamus Begley, Bobby McFerrin and many more. Niamh’s haunting voice is frequently broadcast on a number of radio stations and televised programmes including RTE Radio 1’s ‘South Wind Blows’ with Philip King, Kieran Hanrahan’s Ceili House, Other Voices, Port and BBC Radio 2.
In 2014/2015 she embarked on a world tour with singer-songwriter David Gray as part of his ‘Mutineers’ band and has since recorded and performed as a supporting artist for the singer-songwriter.
Varo is a Dublin-based duo comprising Lucie Azconaga from France and Consuelo Nerea Breschi from Italy. They blend Irish traditional songs and tunes with influences from Folk, Baroque, and Classical traditions. Meeting in Dublin in 2015, they combined their diverse musical backgrounds, resulting in a self-titled debut album released in January 2020. Varo has performed at various venues and festivals both in Ireland and abroad, including St. Patrick’s Festival, Tonn Nua (Berlin), and for productions such as TG4’s ‘Samhlú ’ hosted by Tommy Tiernan. They are currently working on an ambitious collaboration project featuring some of Ireland’s most exciting trad and folk acts such as John Francis Flynn, Anna Mieke, Ian Lynch (Lankum) and more, set for release in 2024.