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."
- Siobhán Long

Music

Bio

Andrew “Finn the Fiddler” Magill has straddled the line of “fiddler” and “violinist” for the better part of his thirty years. Raised in an Irish musical household in Asheville, North Carolina he grew up studying with many of the best traditional American and Irish fiddlers at The Swannanoa Gathering music workshops. At age 18 his debut record Drive & Lift  was featured on NPR and ten years later, Magill released his 2016 double-disc concept album  Roots and Branches debuting at #46 on the Folk DJ charts. Writes grammy-winner Tim O’Brien:

He has learned from and now plays with the best in the genre. On Branches you can hear a new musical voice emerging. I’m gonna keep listening for Finn Magill.”

In 2014 Finn moved to Rio de Janeiro and plunged into Brazilian choro music, studying with some of the most accomplished in the genre including Luís Barcelos, Nicolas Krassik and Pedro Paes. He gradually absorbed other Brazilian traditions such as forró, samba, and bossa nova leading to his fifth studio album Canta, Violino!  which will be released on April 6th, 2018 on  Ropeadope Records.  Canta, Violino! ("Sing it, violin!") is the product of years of study and performance with Rio’s diverse musicians. Writes Brazilian percussion legend Airto Moreira of Weather Report and Miles Davis:

“Its nice to see fresh, young musicians carrying on the traditions of Brazilian music. Finn Magill displays a love and authenticity that can fool you into thinking he is from Brazil. His style is playful and light, yet soulful and passionate. Congratulations!”

In 2009, Magill received a  Fulbright-MtvU Fellowship  to co-write and co-produce an album with Peter Mawanga 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

In addition to Canta, Violino! Magill's regularly touring projects include a duo with Irish singer & multi-instrumentalist  Dave Curley Brazilian Strings Trio  which is a collaboration with fellow US violinist  Ted Falcon  and Brazilian guitarist  Nando Duarte,  and Magill's own jazz trio. He is also increasingly more sought after as a solo artist .

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 , The Freight & Salvage's Fiddle Kids,   The Acadia Trad School , the Swannanoa Gathering's  Celtic  and  Fiddle  Weeks, Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival O'Flaherty Irish Music Youth Camp ,   Common Ground on the Hill , Le Séjour de Cléguerec in Cléguerec, France and  Goderich Celtic Roots.

"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 - Maryville, TN

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    Steve Kaufman's Acoustic Kamp
  2. 2/22
    McNemar House - Buckhannon, WV

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    w/ Peter Mawanga
  3. 2/24
    Greater Folklore Society of Washington, DC

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    w/ Peter Mawanga
  4. 2/25
    UU Church of Oakton, VA

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    w/ Peter Mawanga
  5. 2/28
    Shrine - New York, NY

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    w/ Peter Mawanga
  6. 3/1
    Silvana - New York, NY

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    w/ Peter Mawanga
  7. 3/22
    A Casa do Choro - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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    Brazilian Album Launch of Canta Violino!
  8. 4/6
    Hoffman Center - Manzanita, OR

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    Brazilian Strings Trio
  9. 4/7
    Abbie Weisenbloom Presents - Portland, OR

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    Brazilian Strings Trio
  10. 4/13
    David Darr's House Concerts - Seattle, WA

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    Brazilian Strings Trio
  11. 4/12
    Friends Meeting - Port Townsend, WA

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    Brazilian Strings Trio
  12. 4/14
    Traditions Cafe - Olympia, WA

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    Brazilian Strings Trio
  13. 2/20
    House Concert - Warrenton, VA

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    w/ Peter Mawanga
  14. 2/26
    Malawian Music Workshop - Philadelphia, PA

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    w/ Peter Mawanga
  15. 2/27
    House Concert - Philadelphia, PA

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    w/ Peter Mawanga
  16. 3/17
    GAC - Fairfield, CT

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    St. Paddy's Day gig w/ Shane O'Sullivan @11:30
  17. 4/5
    Christo's - Salem, OR

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    Brazilian Strings Trio w/ Tom Bergeron
  18. 4/7
    Lincoln City Cultural Center - Lincoln City, OR

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    Brazilian Strings Trio
  19. 4/9
    Panorama Community - Lacey, WA

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    Brazilian Strings Trio
  20. 4/10
    North City Bistro - Shoreline, WA

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    Brazilian Strings Trio
  21. 4/11
    The Tipper Restaurant - Vancouver, Canada

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    Brazilian Strings Trio
  22. 4/15
    Rock Creek Tavern - Portland, OR

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    w/ Cary Novotny
  23. 4/16
    Session - Portland, OR

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    TBA
  24. 4/17
    House Concert - Portland, OR

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    w/ Cary Novotny
  25. 4/27
    Isis Lounge - Asheville, NC

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    Brazilian guitar & violin duets w/ César Garabini-Casten
  26. 4/28
    Isis Main Hall - Asheville, NC

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    CD RELEASE SHOW!!
  27. 2/23
    Front Porch Coffeehouse - Kilmarnock, VA

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    w/ Peter Mawanga
  28. 3/4
    The Cooperage Project - Honesdale, PA

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    w/ Peter Mawanga
  29. 4/26
    Dragonfly Wine Market - Shelby, NC

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    w/ Cesar Casten-Garabini
  30. 2/17
    The River House - Capon Bridge, WV

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    w/ Peter Mawanga
  31. 3/2
    Long Island, NY

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    School Presentation w/ Peter Mawanga
  32. 3/25
    Gaia Café - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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    Choro Brunch
  33. 4/18
    Sam Bond's Garage - Eugene, OR

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    w/ Cary Novotny
  34. 4/29
    House Concert - Charlotte, NC

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    w/ Cesar Casten-Garabini
  35. 5/31
    Ted's Fun on the River - Wilmington, NC

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    Solo show
  36. 6/23
    Private Wedding - Asheville, NC

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  37. 7/8-8/14
    Celtic Week - Asheville, NC

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    Swannanoa Gathering Music workshops
  38. 7/29-8/3
    Fiddle Week - Asheville, NC

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    The Swannanoa Gathering music workshops
  39. 10/17
    The Burren - Sommerville, MA

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    Evening of traditional Irish music
  40. 7/20-7/22
    Cleveland Irish Fest - Cleveland, OH

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    w/ Dave Curley & Mick Broderick
  41. 7/1
    Under the Oaks - Appomattox, VA

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    w/ Dave Curley
  42. 7/5
    Burning Coal Theatre - Raleigh, NC

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    w/ Dave Curley
  43. 7/6
    Venue TBA - Greensboro, NC

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    w/ Dave Curley
  44. 6/7
    BRAHM - Blowing Rock, NC

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    lecture & concert
  45. 6/8
    Music in the Valle - Valle Crucis, NC

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  46. 6/1
    House Concert - New Bern, NC

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  47. 10/24
    1867 Sanctuary - Ewing, NJ

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    Brazilian Strings Trio
  48. 10/25
    Georgetown University - Washington, DC

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    Brazilian Strings Trio
  49. 11/8
    Paris-Belle House Concerts - Williamsville, IL

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    w/ Dave Curley
  50. 11/9
    House Concert - Carbondale, IL

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    w/ Dave Curley
  51. 11/10
    The Focal Point - St. Louis, MO

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    w/ Dave Curley
  52. 10/28
    Co-bill w/ Beleza - Charlottesville, VA

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    Brazilian Strings Trio
  53. 6/30
    Barns of Rose Hill - Berryville, VA

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    w/ Dave Curley
  54. 6/24-6/29
    Common Ground on the Hill - Westminster, MD

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    Traditions Week I
  55. 5/4
    Asheville Composers Concert

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    Led by Jason Decristofaro
  56. 10/12
    John C. Campbell Folk School - Brasstown, NC

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  57. 7/7
    Isis Music Hall - Asheville, NC

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    w/ Dave curley
  58. 3/17
    Rockwood Music Hall - New York, NY

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    w/ Shane O'Sullivan @ 5PM
  59. 4/25
    Rockwood Music Hall - New York, NY

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  60. 11/16
    Indianapolis, IN

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    w/ Dave Curley
  61. 5/18
    Fiddle Workshop - Paris, France

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    workshop w/ Paris Irish Association
  62. 6/1
    Adrian Varnam Violin shop - Wilmington, NC

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    Violin/Fiddle workshop
  63. 6/9
    Grassy Creek Winery - Elkin, NC

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    w/ Lee Bidgood
  64. 3/8
    Scheile After Hours - Charlotte, NC

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    Lecture and performance
  65. 5/17
    Concert for Irish Association - Paris, FR

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    w/ Samuel Le Hénannff
  66. 5/19
    Tregastel Brittany -Toucouleurs, France

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    w/ Samuel Le Hénannff
  67. 5/20
    Workshop - Brittany, France

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    Irish fiddle workshop
  68. 5/25-26
    Workshop & concert - Nantes, France

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    w/ Rémi Brannon
  69. 4/21
    Saturday Night Jazz Downtown LA

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    w/ Brazilian Strings Trio
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