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. 12/27
    Swing Dance w/ Greg Ruby

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    Oscar Alemán Tribute - w/ Greg Ruby
  3. 1/6
    House concert at Lillie's - Augusta GA

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    w/ Will MacMorran
  4. 1/7
    House concert at Bella's - Atlanta GA

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    w/ Will MacMorran
  5. 1/5
    Jessie's House Concerts - Weaverville NC

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    w/ Will MacMorran
  6. 1/19
    Clearwater Cottage Concerts - Clearwater FL

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    House concert w/ Alan Murray
  7. 1/20
    Sally Anderson's House Concerts - Winter Haven FL

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

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    w/ Will MacMorran
  9. 2/10
    Charlotte Folk Society - Charlotte NC

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    Solo show
  10. 2/22
    McNemar House - Buckhannon WV

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    w/ Peter Mawanga
  11. 2/24
    Greater Folklore Society of Washington DC

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    w/ Peter Mawanga
  12. 2/25
    UU Church of Oakton VA

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    w/ Peter Mawanga
  13. 2/28
    Shrine - New York NY

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    w/ Peter Mawanga
  14. 3/1
    Silvana - New York NY

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    w/ Peter Mawanga
  15. 3/22
    A Casa do Choro - Rio de Janeiro Brazil

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  16. 4/6
    Hoffman Center - Manzanita OR

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    Brazilian Violin Trio NW Tour
  17. 4/7
    Abbie Weisenbloom Presents - Portland OR

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    Brazilian Violin Trio NW Tour
  18. 4/10
    David Darr's House Concerts - Seattle WA

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    Brazilian Violin Trio NW Tour
  19. 4/12
    Friends Meeting - Port Townsend WA

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    Brazilian Violin Trio NW Tour
  20. 4/14
    Traditions Cafe - Olympia WA

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

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    w/ Alan Murray
  22. 1/17
    Mudville Music - Jacksonville FL

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    w/ Alan Murray
  23. 1/18
    House Concert - Daytona FL

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    w/ Alan Murray
  24. 2/20
    House Concert - Warrenton VA

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    w/ Peter Mawanga
  25. 2/26
    Workshop w/ Peter Mawanga - Philadelphia PA

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    w/ Peter Mawanga
  26. 2/27
    House Concert - Philadelphia PA

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    w/ Peter Mawanga
  27. 3/17
    GAC - Fairfield CT

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    St. Paddy's Day gig w/ Shane O'Sullivan
  28. 3/18
    The Wren - Queens NY

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    w/ Johnny Cuomo
  29. 4/5
    Christo's - Salem OR

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    Brazilian Violin Trio
  30. 4/7
    Lincoln City Cultural Center - Lincoln City OR

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    Brazilian Violin Trio
  31. 4/9
    Panorama Community - Lacey WA

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    Brazilian Violin Trio
  32. 4/10
    North City Bistro - Shoreline WA

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    Brazilian Violin Trio
  33. 4/11
    The Tipper Restaurant - Vancouver Canada

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    Brazilian Violin Trio
  34. 4/15
    Rock Creek Tavern - Portland OR

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    w/ Cary Novotny
  35. 4/16
    Session - Portland OR

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    TBA
  36. 4/17
    House Concert - Portland OR

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    w/ Cary Novotny
  37. 4/27
    Isis Lounge - Asheville NC

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    Brazilian guitar & violin duets w/ César Garabini-Casten
  38. 4/28
    Isis Main Hall - Asheville NC

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    CD RELEASE SHOW
  39. 2/1
    Celtic Connections - The Piping Centre

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    Celtic Connections Festival! *w/ Seán Gray
  40. 1/24
    The Hungry Monk - Charleston SC

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  41. 2/18
    Bright Box - Winchester VA

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    w/ Peter Mawanga
  42. 2/23
    Front Porch Coffeehouse - Kilmarnock VA

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    w/ Peter Mawanga
  43. 3/4
    The Cooperage Project - Honesdale PA

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    w/ Peter Mawanga
  44. 4/26
    Dragonfly Wine Market

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    Shelby NC
  45. 1/22
    Gainesville House Concert & Workshop

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    w/ Alan Murray
  46. 1/23
    Lightnin- Salvage - Gainesville FL

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    Solo show
  47. 1/12
    House Concert - Tuscaloosa AL

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    w/ Alan Murray
  48. 1/13
    Arts Under the Dome - Gulfport MS

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    w/ Alan Murray
  49. 1/14
    The Fairview Inn - Jackson MS

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    w/ Alan Murray
  50. 1/15
    Private Concert - Gulfport MS

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    w/ Alan Murray
  51. 2/15
    The Purple Onion - Saluda NC

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    Jazz Trio feat. Bryan McConnell & Justin Watt
  52. 2/17
    The River House - Capon Bridge WV

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    w/ Peter Mawanga
  53. 3/2
    Private Long Island Performance

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    School Presentation w/ Peter Mawanga
  54. 3/25
    Gaia Café - Rio de Janeiro Brazil

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    Choro Brunch
  55. 4/18
    Sam Bond's - Eugene OR

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    w/ Cary Novotny
  56. 4/29
    House Concert of Brazilian music - Charlotte NC

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    w/ Cesar Casten-Garabini
  57. 5/31
    Ted's Fun on the River - Wilmington NC

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    Solo show
  58. 6/23
    Private Wedding - Asheville NC

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  59. 7/8-8/14
    Celtic Week - Asheville NC

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    Swannanoa Gathering Music workshops
  60. 7/29-8/3
    Fiddle Week - Asheville NC

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    The Swannanoa Gathering music workshops
  61. 7/18
    The Burren - Sommerville MA

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    Evening of traditional Irish music
  62. 12/13
    Western North Carolina Chamber Orchestra - Asheville NC

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    Michael Jefrey Stephens' big band
  63. 12/28
    Isis Music Hall - Greg Ruby's band

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    Greg Ruby's tribute to Oscar Alemán
  64. 12/29 (12am)
    Lindy Focus w/ Greg Ruby

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    Greg Ruby's Oscar Alemán Tribute
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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