Music Capital Presents | TRÚ
“A distinctive, atmospheric debut” - The Guardian
“A compelling debut” - MOJO
“Remarkable” - Folk Radio UK
The trú was a mythological trio of poet-musicians who were revered throughout the Celtic world. Some believed their songs and stories came to them from the future while others maintained that the trú were possessed by spirits during performance. As such, they were considered gatekeepers to the Otherworld.
It’s here where trio TRÚ draw their inspiration. Michael Mormecha (percussion/vox), Zachary Trouton (guitars/vox) and Dónal Kearney (flute/vox) come from different musical backgrounds.
The three are children of the Peace Agreement in post-conflict Northern Ireland. From their British-Ukrainian, Ulster-Scots and Irish heritage, they have inherited an unusual and fruitful ethos based on respect and exploration.
Despite their individuality and an eclectic repertoire of influences (from Clannad to Nine Inch Nails via Joni Mitchell and The Beatles), the trio's collective chemistry is enchanting audiences with powerful storytelling and noteworthy songcraft.
Following on from 2020’s critically acclaimed “No Fixed Abode” (MOJO Top 10 Folk Albums, NI Music Prize nominee), their new record, “Eternity Near”, fuses the love poetry of Robert Burns with epic sean-nós songs and mixes medieval murder ballads with hints of country and Americana.
These are stories told with a contemporary voice. There is nothing traditional about TRÚ except the songs themselves.
“Clever and precise… evocative and spare” - Songlines
“Absolutely amazing!” - Moya Brennan, Clannad
“Right on the edge, where folk meets the rest.” - David Lyttle, MOBO Award nominee
“Amazing” - Lynette Faye, BBC
“Powerful and moving.” - Tommy Sands, Folk Legend