Andrew Finn Magill
Fiddler. Violinist. Composer.


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Young Finn has a beautiful sound and touch on the Irish fiddle. He has learned from and now plays with the best in the genre. I'm gonna keep listening for Finn Magill"
-Tim O' Brien
"A great depth and understanding of traditional Irish music"  
- Mairéad Ní Mhoanaigh (Altan)
Andrew Finn Magill is a leading fiddler in a new generation of musicians. He plays with incredible versatility and is accomplished in a variety of styles. More important than his technical prowess is the fact that he approaches music with deep insight, sensitivity, and respect."
- Martin Hayes
"A fiddler in full flight and at complete ease with the music."
- Kevin Crawford (Lúnasa)
“He is very talented and hard working. He’s just an absolute natural” --- Brian Conway
"... a wholly distinctive style all his own, with echoes of the flash and inventiveness of Liz Carroll, the sumptuous tone of Martin Hayes, and the timeless traditional sound of Brian Conway"  
- Dirty Linen

Music

Bio

Andrew Finn Magill is a fiddler/violinist who straddles genres. By 16, he was a two-time finalist at the All-Ireland fiddle championships. In 2011 he produced a Fulbright-MtvU funded concept album about AIDS with Afro-vibes artist from Malawi Peter Mawanga. He currently leads his own quartet of Brazilian choro, O Finno  and is a founding member of Violino no Choro.

In 2016 he is launching two albums Roots and Branches which integrate Irish music with modern acoustic and jazz influences and feature guest appearances by   John Doyle , Colin Farrell and Cillian Vallelly ( Lúnasa ), Paul McKenna and Seán Gray ( The Paul McKenna Band ), Grant Gordy ( The David Grisman Quintet ), Sean Earnest ( The Yanks ), Duncan Wickel ( The Rondo Rigs ), David Brown ( Rising Appalachia ), Vincent Fogarty ( The Red Wellies ), Dan Iannucci, and Micah Thomas.

In 2005 he released Drive & Lift, a debut featuring ex-Solas guitarist  John Doyle . It received rave reviews in Dirty Linen and Sing Out! magazine and has been featured multiple times on NPR’s The Thistle & Shamrock. 

“He is an innovator and composer with clearly his own signature. This (Drive & Lift) is just an awesome debut, which delights one more on each listen.” — National Heritage Award Winner, fiddler Liz Carroll

He has toured the U.S. and Canada with the Glasgow-based Paul McKenna Band , the 2009 Scots Trad Music winners of “Best Up and Coming Band” and has performed internationally with African music icon Peter Mawanga.  In 2011- 2012 he toured through out France with the popular French Dance revue "Celtic Dances" under the musical direction of Liz Knowles & Kieran O'Hare.

In 2009, Andrew Finn received a Fulbright-MtvU Fellowship to co-write and co-produce an album that musically captures ten experiences of HIV/AIDS through song in Malawi, Southern Africa. The result, Mau a Malawi: Stories of AIDS  was released on October 14th, 2011 at the University of North Carolina’s Memorial Hall. Sales from Mau a Malawi are invested in programs to keep vulnerable Malawian children in school and empower them through the arts.

“The inspiring cross-cultural performances on this beautiful album “Mau A Malawi: Stories of AIDS” remind us of the human cost of this disease as well as the imperative to unite in creating an AIDS-free generation. —Ambassador Eric Goosby, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator

Since 2014 Andrew Finn has been developing a Brazilian music project  O FInno  which is inspired by Brazil's Choro tradition, a highly technical instrumental genre emerging out of Rio de Janeiro in the late 1800s. In less than a year, the group has been featured twice in public performance series Viva o Talento, local radio, and performed throughout Rio de Janeiro.

Andrew Finn has years of experience teaching fiddle/violin in a range of styles. Over the years he has taught many private students as well as at many private music camps including the  Rocky Mountain Fiddle Camp,  the Swannanoa Gathering's  Celtic  and  Fiddle Weeks , O'Flaherty Irish Music Youth Camp  Common Ground on the Hill,   Goderich Celtic Roots Old Songs , and the ETSU Summer fiddle Camp.

"Finn is like a music professor with endless patience and encouragement for his students." -Former Student

"Andrew is an amazing fountain of information about Celtic music – what a memory! – he could be teaching at a doctoral level. It was, obviously, important to him that we all took some knowledge and skill away with us this week." -Former student

"Finn was just the instructor I needed to help me feel comfortable playing in front of others, missed notes and all. I feel that now I have a real foundation to embellish my music with slurs, etc. And he made class fun." -Former Student

"Andrew  Finn is a wonderful instructor. It was a relatively small class (around 12 people) and he gave many of us individual
attention. I was the newest person to the fiddle (one year) and he made it a point to keep making corrections. He clearly loves what he does and wanted to pass on his passion. We all loved him in return. I hope he’s teaching again next year."
-Former Student

"Finn is a very good teacher. Showed us the ornaments I wanted and save saved us plenty of repetitions so as to fix them in our minds. He’s patient and respectful of our limitations."
- Former Student

"A 10! Excellent kind and organized teacher." - Former Student


Upcoming Shows

  1. 11/26
    w/ John Doyle - Joe Shannon's Mtn Home Music

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    I'll be accompanying John Doyle at this special christmas concert.
  2. 12/2
    Resonant Rogues - Jack of the Wood

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    I'll be playing with this 2017 National Folk Alliance featured-band for a great night of music. Check out their stuff!
  3. 12/1
    Friends of the Library - East Asheville Library

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    Music starts at 7pm and goes until 8:30pm!
  4. 12/11
    Isis Music Hall - Asheville, NC

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    5:30 show in the lounge with guitarist David Brown
  5. 1/21
    Tosco Music Party - Charlotte, NC

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    The famous Tosco Music Party in downtown Charlotte!
  6. 12/11
    UU Church Service

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    10:30am service: Various musical selections
Projects
ALL PROJECTS
GALLERY
  1. Finn Hi Res 5
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  3. Finn Hi Res 1
  4. Finn Hi Res 3
  5. Finn High Res 2
Photography: Anna Colliton copyright 2015

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