Ross & Jarlath create a unique blend of Scottish and Irish newly arranged and composed music for Uilleann pipes, border pipes, whistle and song, that is a up-to-date, contemporary reflection of the state of acoustic traditional music in the 21st Century.
Ross Ainslie is one of Scotland’s finest traditional musicians and composers, playing pipes, whistles and cittern. He is renowned for his highly acclaimed solo material, and as a skilled performer and prolific collaborator who performs regularly with bands Treacherous Orchestra – of which he is a founding member – Salsa Celtica, Dougie Maclean, Charlie Mckerron, India Alba, and with Jarlath Henderson.
The youngest ever winner of the BBC Young Folk Award, back in 2003, Tyrone-born multi-instrumentalist and singer Jarlath Henderson is 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. Ross & Jarlath will perform on Sunday.
Ross & Jarlath have been nominated in different categories in the BBC2 Folk Awards 2017 – Ross along with Ali Hutton in the Best Duo Award & Jarlath in the Best Album category (Broken Hearts, Heads Turned) & Best Traditional Track category for Courting is a Pleasure.