Flowerfield Arts Centre welcomes talented folk trio TRÚ this Friday
Tue, September 12, 2023
Flowerfield Arts Centre is delighted to welcome folk trio TRÚ on Friday 15th September to kick off their live music season.
TRÚ released their new album Eternity Near on Friday 8th September, with their Portstewart performance forming part of their album tour.
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.
Michael Mormecha (percussion/vox), Zachary Trouton (guitars/vox) and Dónal Kearney (flute/vox) come from different musical backgrounds, as TRÚ the trio draw their inspiration from this mythology.
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 has been enchanting audiences with their powerful storytelling and noteworthy songcraft.
Following on from 2020’s critically acclaimed No Fixed Abode (MOJO Top 10 Folk Albums, NI Music Prize nominee), their new record, “Eternity Near”, fuses the love poetry of Robert Burns with epic sean-nós songs and mixes medieval murder ballads with hints of country and Americana.
TRÚ bring a subtle yet contemporary twist to their music – their dreamlike harmonies take you on a 70s folk trip, calling to mind some of the most influential names in the cutting-edge traditional Irish music of that time, especially Clannad and Micheál Ó Domhnaill and Mick Hanly’ FOLK RADIO.
TRÚ will be supported by Ex-Isles at Flowerfield Arts Centre, Portstewart on Friday 15th September. Doors open at 7:30pm, for 8pm start.
Tickets are priced at £15 full, £13 concession and are available from flowerfield.org or by calling 028 7083 1400.