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
"Sweet swinging fiddle playing with a deep understanding of the roots of this music, a very creative imagination and beautiful violin technique"
-Mike Marshall
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 great depth and understanding of traditional Irish music"  
- Mairéad Ní Mhoanaigh (Altan)
"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
"Andrew Finn Magill encounters the tradition in a manner reminiscent of Keith Jarrett on The Melody At Night With You."
-Siobhan Long, The Irish Times

Music

Bio

Multi-instrumentalist, multimedia director and composer “Finn the fiddler” has watched his career surge ever since the 2016 release of his 2-disc concept album  Roots & Branches . Roots (UPC: 700261440644) which debuted at #46 on the Folk DJ charts. Roots is a pure-drop disc of Irish trad and an homage to the music and musicians that first inspired Magill’s fiddling:

“I made a point that all the musicians you hear on Roots are musicians with whom I played when I was that age.” -Andrew Finn Magill (The Living Tradition)

The ten originals of Branches (UPC: 700261440743) are snapshots of Magill’s musical journey from Irish trad to the oldtime, bluegrass, and jazz for which he is now sought after. The musicians include Lúnasa fiddler Colin Farrell , Scottish guitarists  Paul McKenna  and Seán Gray, guitarist Grant Gordy , Rising Appalachia’s David Brown and many others.

Magill first started playing fiddle at age 10 and by 16 was a two-time finalist at the All-Ireland championships. In 2009, he 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 as a multimedia show at the University of North Carolina’s Memorial Hall. Sales from the studio album 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 2011 Magill has toured the U.S. and Canada multiple times with Paul McKenna, both as part of McKenna’s award-winning band and as a duo. In 2011-2012 Magill toured through out France with the popular French Dance revue "Celtic Dances" under the musical direction of  Liz Knowles & Kieran O'Hare . Since 2012 Magill has toured with dozens of musicians on four continents playing everything from American oldtime to jazz.

In 2014 Magill relocated to Rio to immerse himself in Brazil’s choro tradition, resulting in his own choro quartet  O Finno  and in 2017,  Brazilian Violin Trio  a collaboration with fellow US violinist  Ted Falcon  and guitarist/composer  Nando Duarte.

Magill’s fifth studio album recorded in March 2017 in Rio de Janeiro with guitarist  João Camarero  and drummer  Lourenço Vasconcellos  is a collection of self-penned compositions inspired by the choro and American jazz traditions. It will be released later in 2018.

Raised at  The Swannanoa Gathering,  Andrew Finn is an enthusiastic instructor and has taught fiddle/violin for over a decade at fiddle camps across the world. These include the  Rocky Mountain Fiddle Camp , Montana Fiddle Camp, Fiddlekids, The Acadia Trad School, the Swannanoa Gathering's  Celtic  and  Fiddle  Weeks,  O'Flaherty Irish Music Youth Camp ,   Common Ground on the Hill Goderich Celtic Roots , and  Old Songs.

"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

Upcoming Shows

  1. 6/10-6/18 2018
    Steve Kaufman's Acoustic Kamp

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    Steve Kaufman's Acoustic Kamp
  2. 9/21
    HundredProof Fountain - Louisville KY

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    Live Radio Show & Podcast
  3. 9/22
    Uni. of Kentucky - Lexington KY

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    Performance for Appalachian Studies Dept
  4. 9/23
    House Concert - Carbondale IL

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    w/ Kevin Buckley (guitar & fiddle)
  5. 9/25
    McGurk's Irish Pub - St. Louis MO

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    w/ Kevin Buckley
  6. 9/27
    Homegrown - Nashville TN

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    w/ Cary Novotny
  7. 9/28
    Behind the Barn - Maryville TN

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    House/Barn Concert series!
  8. 10/5
    The Purple Onion - Saluda NC

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    Jazz Trio!
  9. 10/20-10/22
    The LEAF Festival

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    w/ multi-instrumentalist Will MacMorran
  10. 11/18
    Sandy Jenkin's House Concert Series - New York NY

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    w/ Dave Curley
  11. 11/19
    Ridgewood UU Church - Ridgewood NJ

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    w/ Dave Curley
  12. 11/21
    Tellus360 - Harrisburg PA

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    w/ Dave Curley
  13. 11/24
    Isis Music Hall - Asheville NC

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    w/ Dave Curley
  14. 11/25
    Joe Shannon's Mtn Music Series - Boone NC

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    w/ Dave Curley
  15. 11/26
    UU Church of Greensboro - Greensboro NC

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    w/ Dave Curley
  16. 11/28
    Irish Heritage Center - Cincinnati OH

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    w/ Dave Curley
  17. 11/29
    Natalie's Coal-fired Pizza - Columbus OH

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    w/ Dave Curley
  18. 11/30
    House Concert - Indianapolis IN

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    w/ Dave Curley
  19. 12/1
    Irish-American Heritage Center - Chicago IL

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    w/ Dave Curley
  20. 12/2
    Arden Hearth House Concerts - Richmond IN

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    Solo concert
  21. 12/27
    Swing Dance w/ Greg Ruby

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    Oscar Alemán Tribute - w/ Greg Ruby
  22. 1/6
    House concert at Lillie's - Augusta GA

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    w/ Will MacMorran
  23. 1/7
    House concert at Bella's - Atlanta GA

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    w/ Will MacMorran
  24. 11/10
    The River House - Capon Bridge WV

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    Intimate solo show and jam session afterward!
  25. 11/15
    Vermont Violins - Burlington VT

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    Workshop
  26. 11/15
    Radio Bean - Burlington VT

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    Live radio broadcast
  27. 12/2
    Old Town - Chicago IL

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    Fiddle Workshop
  28. 12/4
    Willie's Locally Known - Louisville KY

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    Oldtime jam and concert
  29. 1/5
    Jessie's House Concerts - Weaverville NC

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    w/ Will MacMorran
  30. 1/19
    Clearwater Cottage Concerts - Clearwater FL

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    House concert w/ Alan Murray
  31. 1/20
    Sally Anderson's House Concerts - Winter Haven FL

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    w/ Alan Murray
  32. 2/8
    The Down Home - Johnson City TN

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    w/ Will MacMorran
  33. 2/10
    Charlotte Folk Society - Charlotte NC

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    Solo show
  34. 2/22
    McNemar House - Buckhannon WV

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    w/ Peter Mawanga
  35. 2/24
    Greater Folklore Society of Washington DC

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    w/ Peter Mawanga
  36. 2/25
    UU Church of Oakton VA

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    w/ Peter Mawanga
  37. 2/28
    Shrine - New York NY

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    w/ Peter Mawanga
  38. 3/1
    Silvana - New York NY

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    w/ Peter Mawanga
  39. 3/22
    A Casa do Choro - Rio de Janeiro Brazil

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  40. 4/6
    Hoffman Center - Manzanita OR

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    Brazilian Violin Trio NW Tour
  41. 4/7
    Abbie Weisenbloom Presents - Portland OR

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    Brazilian Violin Trio NW Tour
  42. 4/10
    David Darr's House Concerts - Seattle WA

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    Brazilian Violin Trio NW Tour
  43. 4/12
    Friends Meeting - Port Townsend WA

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    Brazilian Violin Trio NW Tour
  44. 4/14
    Traditions Cafe - Olympia WA

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    Brazilian Violin Trio NW Tour
  45. 1/21
    Fodor's Grove - Orlando FL

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    Solo concert
  46. 11/19
    Salon 33 House Concerts - Princeton NJ

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    w/ Dave Curley
  47. 11/4-5
    Austin Celtic Festival - Austin TX

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    w/ Nathan Gourley (guitar)
  48. 11/18
    A Place for Folk Music - Schenectedy NY

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    Solo show
  49. 11/17
    Commodore Barry Club "The Irish Center" - Philadelphia PA

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    w/ Dave Curley
  50. 12/3
    House Concert w/ Michael G. Ronstadt - Cincinnati OH

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    Double bill w/ Michael G. Ronstadt
  51. 1/17
    Mudville Music - Jacksonville FL

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    w/ Alan Murray
  52. 1/18
    House Concert - Daytona FL

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    w/ Alan Murray
  53. 2/20
    House Concert - Warrenton VA

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    w/ Peter Mawanga
  54. 2/26
    Workshop w/ Peter Mawanga - Philadelphia PA

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    w/ Peter Mawanga
  55. 2/27
    House Concert - Philadelphia PA

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    w/ Peter Mawanga
  56. 3/17
    GAC - Fairfield CT

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    St. Paddy's Day gig w/ Shane O'Sullivan
  57. 3/18
    The Wren - Queens NY

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    w/ Johnny Cuomo
  58. 4/5
    Christo's - Salem OR

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    Brazilian Violin Trio
  59. 4/7
    Lincoln City Cultural Center - Lincoln City OR

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    Brazilian Violin Trio
  60. 4/9
    Panorama Community - Lacey WA

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    Brazilian Violin Trio
  61. 4/10
    North City Bistro - Shoreline WA

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    Brazilian Violin Trio
  62. 4/11
    The Tipper Restaurant - Vancouver Canada

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    Brazilian Violin Trio
  63. 4/15
    Rock Creek Tavern - Portland OR

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    w/ Cary Novotny
  64. 4/16
    Session - Portland OR

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    TBA
  65. 4/17
    House Concert - Portland OR

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    w/ Cary Novotny
  66. 4/27
    Isis Lounge - Asheville NC

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    Brazilian guitar & violin duets w/ César Garabini-Casten
  67. 4/28
    Isis Main Hall - Asheville NC

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    CD RELEASE SHOW
GALLERY
  1. Finn Hi Res 5
  2. Title
  3. Finn Hi Res 1
  4. Finn Hi Res 3
  5. Finn High Res 2
Photography: Anna Colliton copyright 2015

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Andrew Finn Magill Booking
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