Jarlath Henderson, from Dungannon, County Tyrone, has been playing the Uilleann pipes since he was 10 years old. He learned to play the pipes from Armagh Piping Club teachers Brian Vallely, Mark Donnelly, Tiarnán Ó Duinnchinn and Eamonn Curran. A talented and versatile musician, Jarlath also plays whistle, classical and traditional flute and guitar and has a keen interest in traditional song.
In 2003 he became the first person from Ireland to win the prestigious BBC Young Folk Musician of the Year Award, which led to him being invited to play at some of the most prestigious festivals in Europe. He featured in a BBC Northern Ireland television programme on piping in 2002, is a three times ‘All-Ireland Champion’ uilleann piper, teaches music with the renowned Armagh Pipers Club and has both taught and performed at a number of international piping festivals on television and radio.
American world music showcase globalFEST has announced the artists set to perform during its 15th Anniversary on January 14, 2017 in New York City.
globalFEST 15 Program
Ava Rocha: Post-Tropicalia avant-pop (Brazil)
Delgres: Creole blues reconnecting Guadeloupe to New Orleans
Eva Salina & Peter Stan: Balkan Gypsy (Roma) songs for voice and accordion
Grand Tapestry: hip-hop joins Indian sarod and tabla
Iberi Choir: Polyphonic songs from Georgia
Jarlath Henderson Band: Celtic folk music
Jupiter & Okwess: Congolese music
La Dame Blanche: Cuban rumba and son with hip-hop, cumbia, and dancehall
Mariachi Flor De Toloache: Female Mexican mariachi
Mohsen Namjoo: Modern Iranian songs
Thornetta Davis: Detroit blues
Miramar: Puerto Rican boleros