TRÚ at Fingal International Festival of Voices
Fingal International Festival of Voices is delighted to welcome folk trio TRÚ to close the festival. Already they boast high-profile fans including Moya Brennan and Sam Lee and we cannot wait to hear TRÚ sing in the intimate and beautiful setting of St. George's Church.
Date: Sunday 15 March 2020
Venue: St. George's Church, Church Street, Balbriggan
Doors - 5pm
Support (TBA) - 5:30pm
TRÚ - 6pm
The trú was a mythological trio of poet-musicians in ancient Ulster. They were revered throughout ancient Ireland, some believing their songs and stories came to them from the future. Others maintained that the trú were possessed by spirits during performance. As such, they were considered gatekeepers to the Otherworld.
It’s here where Northern Irish trio ‘TRÚ’ draw their inspiration. The band’s song selection relies on the melodic and lyrical calibre of songs that stand the test of time. Drawing comparisons with contemporaries like Ye Vagabonds and Lankum, there is a sense that TRÚ's interpretation of these old songs are inspiring something that will last.
Dónal Kearney, Zach Trouton and Michael Mormecha are all seasoned artists in their own right, united by a passionate appreciation of the material they perform. Their mesmerising live show has exposed TRÚ’s performance skills, the craft of their arrangements and the sheer power of their storytelling. There is nothing traditional about TRÚ except the songs themselves.
“Absolutely amazing!” - Moya Brennan, Clannad
“Stunning vocals!” - Ruth Smith, RTÉ
”Right on the edge, where folk meets the rest.” - David Lyttle, MOBO Award nominee
”Amazing.” - Lynette Fay, BBC
"Stunning." - Sam Lee, Mercury Prize nominee