Ross Ainslie & Jarleth Henderson Trio

“Two Stupendous young musicians”  * * * * Mojo Magazine

“Simply Outstanding”  * * * * Songlines

“Ridiculously talented”  * * * Glasgow Herald

Individually they’re two of the best players around but collectively they create a chemistry which has been described as magical. Over the past few years Ross and Jarlath have fast become one of the most talked about combinations on the European 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, songs and 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 and have since released two albums their latest ‘Air Fix’ receiving critical acclaim.

 Ross Ainslie is one of Scotland’s busiest musicians and is a member or Treacherous Orchestra as well as appearing regularly with Salsa Celtica and Dougie MacLean. Jarlath Henderson as well as being a qualified Doctor! Regularly performs with Duncan Chisholm and Capercaillie.

After an action-packed 2015 which saw successful tours of the US and Canada, Australia and the UK, the duo pursued individual projects in 2016 - Ross performing at festivals far and wide as member of the massive Treacherous Orchestra, Jarlath releasing an acclaimed solo album which was nominated for Scottish Album of the Year. The two reunited in the summer for two very special performances at Tønder Festival in Denmark and Shrewsbury Folk Festival in England. 

With award nominations ranging from BBC Young Musician of the Year, Best Live Act and musician of the year at BBC Scots Trad awards to Best Duo at the BBC Radio 2 awards, their return to the US and Canada 2017 is not to be missed!