Saturday, 16 September 2023, 7.30pm

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.

These are stories told with a contemporary voice. There is nothing traditional about TRÚ except the songs themselves.

“Absolutely amazing!” Moya Brennan, Clannad

“Powerful and moving.” Tommy Sands

Supported by Lottery Project Funding from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland

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Published by Portico Ards on 24 July 2023

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