“A stupendous young musician” MOJO

“Jawdropping. . . startlingly gifted” FROOTS

“re-shaping the way we think traditional music should sound” Herald Scotland

“packs more punch than a boxing-glove factory” Irish Music Magazine

2018 GLOBALFEST PERFORMER

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 to GlobalFest in New York City. 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 ‘All-­­Ireland Champion’ Uilleann Piper, a teacher both in Ireland and Scotland and has featured in numerous BBC television programs on piping and music. A talented and versatile multi-instrumentalist, Jarlath also plays whistle, flute and cittern. Available solo or with full band and for educational outreach as needed.

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