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Irish folk trio cover Guernésiais lullaby

The group were inspired to cover the track on their visit to Sark Folk Festival. Credit: Trú

An Irish folk trio have recorded a version of a traditional Guernésiais lullaby.

Trú, who hail from Northern Ireland, were inspired to record the acapella version of Cha Chon while visiting Sark Folk Festival.

The recording was made with support from the Guernsey Arts Commission, who funded their visit to the Bailiwick to record the song.

Zach Trouton from the group says they were still working on their pronunciations at the point of recording.

The group were inspired to record the acapella version of Cha Chon while visiting Sark Folk Festival. Credit: UTV

Through the help of Guernsey Arts Commission, we came across this lullaby. They sent us a recording of them speaking it.

We were honestly still learning it as we were singing it because it was going where the song would go.

– Zach Trouton, vocalist and guitarist for Trú

The group recorded the song in a former German hospital underground in Guernsey.

Zach says the setting influenced the way they chose to record.

We had the idea of a three-part acapella, which we usually do. We thought for that song and the setting that we were going to record it in, it would be best to really strip it back and focus on the voices.

They're great acoustics for singing in, these dark long hallways. We thought the eerie atmosphere would contrast quite nicely with the lullaby we were singing.

It was a great experience and great honour to be allowed in there to record.

– Zach Trouton, vocalist and guitarist for Trú
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