Ballinderry, County Antrim
TRÚ is a trio from Northern Ireland with an eclectic musical heritage. They explore songs from folk traditions in Scotland, England, the Appalachians & Ireland, with a particular passion for traditional songs from their native Ulster.
TRÚ is Michael Mormecha, Zach Trouton and Dónal Kearney. Emerging from the worlds of alt-rock, math-rock and choral music, their unique approach to folksong is both reverent and contemporary. Collectively, TRÚ’s sound is sensitive, soulful and timeless.
Over the past year, the group has amassed a loyal following at intimate gigs in Ireland, Scotland, England and France. TRÚ's fresh take on the old songs has been noticed by the BBC, Euronews, Celtic Connections and continues to turn heads in the Irish folk scene. Their début single was produced by critically-acclaimed jazz producer David Lyttle (Lyte Records), and an album is set for release in 2019.
"Stunning!" - Sam Lee, Mercury Award nominee & BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winner
"A treat and a pleasure. Absolutely amazing!" - Moya Brennan, Clannad
"Great vibe. And a fantastic original song." - Odhrán Mullan, Real World Records
"They're great" - Moving On Music
"Brilliant... TRÚ are hammering it out there. Loving it." - Daoirí Farrell, 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
"Your sparse approach is excellent, fresh and new." - James Dumbleton, Folk musician & Morris dancer
"An eclectic mix of styles - are TRÚ saving folk music?" - Tradconnect.com