The trú was a mythological trio of poet-musicians in ancient Ulster. They were revered throughout 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. Dónal Kearney, Zach Trouton and Michael Mormecha are unique as artists in their own right, but their collective chemistry has been enchanting audiences with powerful storytelling and songcraft.
From Gaelic Waulking songs and Scots lullabies to vengeful Japanese spirits and other mysterious characters, debut album ‘No Fixed Abode’ (nominated for BEST ALBUM at the Northern Ireland Music Prize 2021) draws inspiration from centuries of folklore in Ireland, Britain and beyond. These are stories told with a contemporary voice. There is nothing traditional about TRÚ except the songs themselves.