Jarlath Henderson

Born in Northern Ireland and now living in Glasgow, Jarlath Henderson is a renowned Uilleann piper, and also performs on flute, guitar and as a vocalist. He was a triple All-Ireland champion by the time he was 19, and along the way became the youngest ever winner of the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award in 2003 – also the first time the award had been given to an Uilleann piper or a musician from Ireland.

Following two albums from his electrifying collaboration with Ross Ainslie, he has also released two acclaimed solo albums. He has worked alongside other musical luminaries such as Paddy Keenan, Phil Cunningham, Lau, Julie Fowlis and Michael McGoldrick, and has performed at concerts and festivals around the world.  

He hasn’t been called the ‘Jimi Hendrix of Uilleann pipes’ for nothing – and he somehow manages to combine his stellar musical career with working as a doctor.