Ross Ainslie and Jarlath Henderson Biography
Individually they’re two of the best players around but collectively they create a chemistry which ihas been described as magical. Joined by Ali Hutton on guitar Ross and Jarlath have fast become one of the most talked about combinations on the European circuit. They are not only vastly talented but have created a sound that is bursting with emotion and energy - a fusion of pipes and flutes which pushes the boundaries of what the instruments can achieve in a performance which is a vibrant mix of new and original compositions, songs and traditional tunes. Two of the most major talents in contemporary Celtic piping, Scotland’s Ross Ainslie and Tyrone-born Jarlath Henderson first met back in 2003 at the William Kennedy Piping Festival in Armagh and have since released two albums their latest ‘Air Fix’ receiving critical acclaim.
Ross Ainslie is one of Scotland’s busiest musicians and is a member or Treacherous Orchestra as well as appearing regularly with Salsa Celtica and Dougie MacLean. Jarlath Henderson as well as being a qualified Doctor! Regularly performs with Duncan Chisholm and Capercaillie.
2015 was busy for the band with tours of Australia, the US and Canada, as well as the UK, occupying much of the year.
With award nominations ranging from BBC Young Musician of the Year, Best Live Act and musician of the year at BBC Scots Trad awards to Best Duo at the BBC Radio 2 awards, the guys plan a new album in autumn 2016 and will be recording over the summer.
Ross Ainslie and Jarlath Henderson reviews
“Two Stupendous young musicians” Mojo Magazine
“Simply Outstanding” Songlines