Jarlath Henderson Band
From county Armagh, Jarlath Henderson plays pipes, whistle, flute, citern and has recently been winning audiences over with song. The youngest-ever winner of the BBC Young Folk Musician of the Year Award, Jarlath’s debut album, Hearts Broken, Heads Turned, features antique songs given modern treatments and has been critically lauded worldwide. A rare talent, Jarlath will be joined on stage with his four piece band for this special performance.
Jarlath’s debut solo album, ‘Hearts Broken, Heads Turned’, was released in 2016. The youngest ever winner of the BBC Young Folk Award, in 2003, Tyrone-born multi-instrumentalist and singer Jarlath Henderson has since won further acclaim in his firebrand partnership with Scottish piper and whistle player Ross Ainslie. After rapturous reviews for their debut album ‘Partners in Crime’, released in 2008, and 2013’s follow-up ‘’Air-Fix’, the duo is now expandable into a thrilling six-piece band. Renowned primarily for his extraordinary prowess on uilleann pipes and whistles, while fast emerging as an equally gifted vocalist, Henderson has performed and recorded in such illustrious company as The Transatlantic Sessions, Jack Bruce, Lau, Capercaillie, Paddy Keenan, Salsa Celtica, Phil Cunningham, and Michael McGoldrick.
‘Hearts Broken, Heads Turned’ was launched at Celtic Connections in 2016, and comprises bold yet sensitive arrangements of traditional songs. Featuring Henderson on guitar and cittern, together with his hand-picked accompanying line-up of Hamish Napier (keyboards, flute), Innes Watson (fiddle, guitar) and Duncan Lyall (double bass), this solo album is an assemblage of traditional folk songs from across the UK and Ireland, collected by Jarlath throughout his musical life.