Na Cruithne (pronounced Na-Cruin-ya) is a Folk Metal Band from Galway City, Ireland. Na Cruithne has a style that incorporates elements of Groove and Black Metal with heavy influences from traditional Irish, Scottish and Breton music. Lyrically the band tend to steer away from mythology and fantasy staples of the Folk-Metal genre. The one theme that is prominent in most songs is of nature and animals, which can be heard throughout the band’s songs and compositions. The Irish language features heavily in the lyrics with almost half of the songs as Gaeilge (Gaelic).
They released their debut-album ‘Gairm An Fhiántais’ in 2017.
In 2019 the band quits.