Contemporary piping coming to Ballymoney

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Music lovers can look forward to a superb evening of entertainment at Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council’s Ballymoney Town Hall at 8pm on Wednesday 3rd February.

Ross Ainslie and Jarlath Henderson, two major talents in contemporary Celtic piping, will be making their Ballymoney debut.

Described by Songlines as “simply outstanding”, and by the Glasgow Herald as “ridiculously talented”, Scotland’s Ross Ainslie (Radio 2 Musician of the Year Award nominee) and Tyrone-born Jarlath Henderson (BBC Young Musician of the Year) first met back in 2003 at the William Kennedy Piping Festival in Armagh. After taking their time to hone and perfect their unique partnership of Scottish bagpipes, border pipes and Irish uilleann pipes, the pair exploded onto the scene with 2009’s stunning debut album, Partners in Crime.

Their sound bursts with emotion and energy - a fusion of pipes and flutes that pushes the boundaries of what the instruments can achieve. The result is a vibrant mix of new and original compositions, songs and traditional tunes which has led to Ross and Jarlath fast becoming one of the most talked about combinations around, wowing audiences wherever they play.

With a second album ‘Air-Fix’ released to critical acclaim, performances at Winnipeg and Harrison Folk festivals, regular appearances at Celtic Connections and a recent tour of the US and Canada, the pair are about to embark on their Northern Ireland Tour backed by the hugely talented Ali Hutton on guitar.

Tickets £9, concessions £7, are available from Ballymoney Town Hall by telephone 028 2766 0230. For further information please visit Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council’s website at www.causewaycoastandglens.gov.uk.