Jarlath Henderson Band

Jarlath Henderson Band


  • October 10, 2018 at 7:00pm
  • CSPS Hall
  • $19 advance | $23 door

Hailing from County Armagh, Ireland, Jarlath Henderson is the first Irish solo artist to win the prestigious BBC Young Folk Musician of the Year Award, which has led to performances at festivals throughout Europe and, in 2018, to GlobalFest in New York City. Those are only his most recent accomplishments. Equally gifted on both pipes and whistles, he won huge critical plaudits for Partners in Crime, his 2008 duo release with Scottish instrumentalist Ross Ainslie, with whom he appeared at Celtic Connections, Cambridge, Tønder, Shetland, Lorient and Jodhpur. He was featured on the soundtrack to the Pixar hit Brave, and has also recorded with folk luminaries The Peatbog Faeries, Wolfstone, Buille, Luke Daniels, Maggie Reilly and Duncan Chisholm. And in tandem with the music, he somehow found time to qualify as a doctor, studying for five years at Aberdeen before moving to Glasgow, juggling gigs with hospital shifts to complete his pre-specialist training.

A talented and versatile multi-instrumentalist, Jarlath combines modern, rhythmically intense, percussive electronics to his traditional singing style to create signature sound that is all his own. He is a masterful balladeer, three times named All-­­Ireland Champion on the uilleann pipes; a teacher both in Ireland and Scotland; and the subject of numerous BBC television programs on piping and music. Mojo has called him “a stupendous young musician,” while Froots describes him as “jawdroppingly, startlingly gifted.” According to the Scotland Herald, Henderson is ““re-shaping the way we think traditional music should sound.”