Possibly one of the most enigmatic trio’s to emerge from Scotland, these young musicians are not only vastly talented but have created a sound that is bursting with energy.
Dubbed the new stars of Celtic music Ross Ainslie & Jarlath Henderson first started playing together back in 2003 at the William Kennedy Piping Festival, and have since joined forces to create a pipe sound that pushes the boundaries of what both instruments can achieve together. Their much anticipated debut album ‘Partners in Crime’ featured fellow ‘inmates’ such as Paul Meehan, Caomhin Vallely, Ali Hutton & Rick Standley, it is a vibrant mix of new compositions along with traditional tunes as never heard before.
Jarlath is a three time All-Ireland Champion’ Uilleann Piper and is still only 21 years of age. In December 2003 he became the first Irish musician to win the prestigious BBC ‘Young Folk Musician Of The Year’, a major national award.
Ross hails from Perth and is a former member of the Grade 1 Vale of Atholl pipe band. He has since toured with his tutor the late Gordon Duncan and was involved in Ivan Drever’s band ‘Clueless’ before recently playing with Flook!, Dougie Maclean, Salsa Celtica, Treacherous Orchestra & India Alba. Ross also featured in the film “Driving Lessons” with the band Salsa Celtica.
“Two Stupendous young musicians” – Mojo Magazine
“Simply Outstanding” – Songlines
“Ridiculously talented” – Glasgow Herald