TRÚ is a trio from Northern Ireland with an eclectic musical heritage, absorbing indie-rock, Irish trad, and choral harmony to create their own soulful vibe. TRÚ explores songs from folk traditions with a contemporary approach. They bring their music to Finegan and Son in Newry on the opening night of Iúr Cinn Fleadh 2018 which runs until 9 September.
Individually, these 3 artists are unique; Mormecha’s “LOFi LiFE” was shortlisted for the 2016 NI Music Prize; Trouton leads critically-acclaimed math-rock band tethers; and Kearney’s solo vocals feature on viral videos for Nintendo and World of Warcraft. Trouton and Kearney first met touring the world with global phenomenon ANÚNA, and they each bring their own personality to this trio.
Collectively, TRÚ’s sound is ambitious, intricate and timeless. Their début single was produced by critically-acclaimed independent jazz/hop-hop producer David Lyttle (Lyte Records). They played Celtic Connections 2018 in Glasgow and, as part of an upcoming tour, TRÚ plays UnAmpliFire 2018 in London and IMBOLC International Music Festival 2019 in Derry. TRÚ has also featured on BBC NI’s Trad ar Fad!, BBC Radio Ulster’s Folk Club and Blás Ceoil. Catch them in Newry at Iúr Cinn Fleadh 2018!
“Stunning!” – Sam Lee, Mercury Award nominee & BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winner
“Very, very beautiful. Great song, great performance and great production” – Carl Corcoran, Irish World Academy of Music & Dance (former Presenter, RTÉ Lyric FM)
“Amazing! I love their soulful contemporary arrangements of traditional songs; how they allow the vocals to shine through in order for the audience to feel the power of the voice. They really haven’t disappointed!” – Lynette Fay, BBC Radio Ulster
“Powerful and moving” – Tommy Sands, songwriter
“Ceol íontach”- Dónall Mac Ruairi, BBC Raidió na Gaeltachta
“Love it!” – John Toal, BBC Northern Ireland
“Stunning!” – Liz Clark, Celtic Connections (DKOS)
“Fantastic!” – Celtic Music Radio 95FM
“An eclectic mix of styles – are TRÚ saving folk music?” – Tradconnect.com
Cover charge: £5
Buy at Finegan and Son or at door on the night while stocks last
More information on Iúr Cinn Fleadh at www.iurcinnfleadh.com