Merisa Donoghue and Les Tibbo (a.k.a. The Dirty Flannel Dawg) have been performing acoustic folk oriented music together for more than 30 years. So, it came as a rather unexpected development when in early 2005 daughter Emily Celeste joined them in their musical endeavor, and thus changed their musical path. The new addition resulted in the forming of Trinitude, and they’ve been creating music together ever since.
The name Trinitude is the melding of the words ‘trinity’, meaning ‘three’ or ‘trio’, and ‘attitude’. Hence, 'The Trio with Attitude'.
Trinitude’s highly melodic and lyrically driven music crosses over into many different genres, but it can be best described as celtic flavoured roots. Each member brings a slightly different musical perspective to their work, from Tibbo’s country blues influences, to Donoghue’s folk/singer songwriter pursuits, and Celeste’s passion for punk rock.
While traditional songs in Trinitude’s repertoire have a decidedly contemporary flavour, the roots and traditions that fuel their original material can also be easily recognized. In keeping with the tradition of folk music, many of Trinitude’s original songs are stories, some are socio-political comments, and others are about personal experiences that people can identify with. Their sound appeals to a diverse audience, and it readily transcends all generational boundaries.
Expression through music and writing is not so much what they do, but who they are. They enjoy entertaining, and above all, witnessing how their music brings people together every time Trintude takes the stage.
Trinitude is currently working out of Nanaimo on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.