“He sings traditional Celtic ballads — love and murder are major plot points, usually connected… But it was the band’s keyboard and electronics that brought something new and otherworldly, often quieting the crowd.”
–NPR, All Songs Considered
“A benchmark for a new generation.”
– Scotland on Sunday
Northern Ireland-born Jarlath Henderson is one of the most captivating artists in Celtic music today, walking the thin line between traditional and pop with such finesse that his 2016 release Hearts Broken, Heads Turned was nominated for both the Scottish Trad Music Awards album of the year, and Scottish Album of the Year alongside the likes of CHVRCHES and Franz Ferdinand.
The youngest-ever recipient of the BBC Young Folk Award, Henderson specializes in the uillean pipes, the Irish variant of the bagpipes, and was featured on the soundtrack for Disney/Pixar’s Brave.
When not touring the world as a virtuoso piper, Henderson also moonlights as an emergency room physician in Glasgow. Typical musician stuff, right?
Jarlath Henderson is a remarkable man, with a remarkable sound. Join us, and enjoy the finale of BlackRock’s 2018-19 Celtic series.