SOMAD Artist Spotlight: Virago


VIRAGO is a folk duo based in Dubbo NSW.

Di Clifford and Kath Morgan have performed as Virago for many years at Folk festivals, weddings, parties, reunions, workshops and concerts in the region and around NSW.


Primarily singing acapella (although various instruments do play a part in their performances - including flute, recorder, drums, harp and strumstick), Virago perform a mix of original and traditional pieces from the Celtic and folk traditions but also enjoy and perform music from other sources.

Their shows are an engaging combination of ethereal and humourous, consisting of a mix of parody and lighter songs as well as those with a more serious message.

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Music tells stories, evokes mood, as an art form it’s another way of expressing creativity.

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Their advice for aspiring original artists is simple yet important.

Look, listen and learn from others, then find your own voice.

Virago has recently recorded their first, self-titled, EP featuring some original tracks. 


It’s been an amazing journey for us - creating, arranging, performing, learning about the recording process and the wonderful support we’ve had from friends in helping to make it happen.


One of the original pieces on the EP is a Harp melody by Kath Morgan. The tune was inspired by a poem by Charles Beaudelaire called Evening harmony (with which this piece shares a name), published in his Les fleurs du mal collection.

It is a gentle, melodic yet intricate piece of musical art which will be loved by any fan of folk music. 

The EP will launch at Western Plains Cultural Centre’s Black Box Theatre supported by SOMAD on the 3rd November 2019.

Virago also have some exciting upcoming performances including a significant folk club venue in Sydney in November and the Gulgong Folk Festival this December. 

Get tickets to the Virago Album Launch, Sunday 3 November from 123Tix >

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