Individually they’re two of the best players around but collectively they create a chemistry which is almost magic. This duo have fast become one of the most talked about combinations on the 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 along with 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. After taking their time to hone and perfect their unique partnership of Scottish bagpipes and Irish uilleann pipes, each also playing a variety of whistles, the pair exploded onto the scene with 2009’s stunning debut album, Partners in Crime.
Taking a couple of years off, Radio 2 Musician of the Year Award nominee Ross performed with Salsa Celtica, The Treacherous Orchestra and Dougie Maclean whilst Jarlath became a doctor. With new album ‘Air-Fix’ now released and a nomination in the best duo category from the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards under their belts, they are back on the road doing what they do best. Ross and Jarlath will be backed by the wonderfully talented Ali Hutton on guitar.
“Two Stupendous young musicians” ★★★★ Mojo Magazine
“Simply Outstanding” ★★★★ Songlines
“Ridiculously talented” ★★★★ Glasgow Herald