"Andrew Finn Magill is a leading fiddler in a new generation of musicians."

BBC Folk Musician of the Year Martin Hayes

"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." 

Grammy-winner Tim O’Brien

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

Grammy-winner Airto Moreira (Weather Report, Miles Davis, Chick Corea)

"Sweet swinging fiddle playing with a deep understanding of the roots of this music, a very creative imagination and beautiful violin technique"

Mandolin virtuoso Mike Marshall

“Andrew Finn Magill is an extraordinary violin virtuoso who has taken a super deep dive into Brazilian music and culture. Check out his “muito calor” original tunes —they have all the energy and groove of Rio, with a healthy helping of American spin and improvisation! Meu Deus!!!!!"

Matt Glaser, Artistic Director, American Roots Music Program, Berklee College of Music

"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

"A great depth and understanding of traditional Irish music." 

TG4 Traditional Musician of the Year Mairéad Ní Mhoanaigh (Altan)

“He is very talented and hard working. He’s just an absolute natural.”

All-Ireland Fiddle Champion Brian Conway 

"Magill’s fresh, clear tones calls to mind Stéphane Grappelli...” 

Songlines Magazine

Music Education

My Patreon

Please consider supporting my Patreon page HERE.

I have taught bluegrass and/or oldtime at the Kaufman Kamp, Montana Fiddle Camp, and Feis Rois among others. For these camps I have created many American fiddle educational materials which were the inspiration for this Patreon.

My Patreon is devoted to American fiddle styles (oldtime, bluegrass, and swing). There are many tiers with benefits ranging from transcriptions (bowing for bowing) of famous players, lead sheets, practice mp3s, lessons, fiddle biographies, and even private monthly lessons over Zoom.

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My Online Fiddle Course

I am pleased to unveil an online course years in the making: How to Back Up Singers on the Fiddle. I first taught a version of this course at The Swannanoa Gathering's Fiddle Week in 2017 and have been building on it ever since. It is focused specifically on accompanying songs in the American folk traditions such as country, bluegrass, and country blues.

This is the inaugural course in Finn's School of Fiddle on thinkific.com where I will be adding more courses over the years. Course suggestions are welcome! (managementafmagill@gmail.com)

My Online Course

Lecture: The Evolution of Irish & Scottish Fiddle in American Fiddle Music

For more than two years I have been giving this interactive lecture/performance to universities and museums.

The lecture has as it’s objective to create a dialogue about the intersections of musical tradition, identity, and history. We explore these intersections by specifically looking at how the traditional dance music of Ireland and Scotland influenced American oldtime & dance music musically, culturally, and historically. I believe that by exploring the interdisciplinary connections between these musical cousins, we in the U.S. can find greater meaning in our shared musical heritage. 

Want to learn more? Please email managementafmagill@gmail.com

Fall 2020 Workshop: Irish Ornamentation & Variation

Due to demand, I am making my Fall 2020 Workshop series on Irish ornamentation & variation available for purchase at a discounted rate of $80 (was $120). This includes Zoom recordings of each 75-minute workshop as well as 12 transcriptions of musical performances (all bowings included in the case of fiddlers) and more. To learn more click here.

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Private Lessons

I have taught both private and group lessons for 15 years. I have an active roster of online students (Zoom, Skype, FaceTime, whichever you prefer) and can teach a range of subjects. In 2020, I have taught traditional Irish fiddle, bluegrass, harmonic improvisation, Irish low whistle, Irish-style Drop-D guitar accompaniment and Brazilian choro. I also feel comfortable teaching chord theory, swing and oldtime. To see a sample of my teaching style, click HERE. For lessons, please contact me at managementafmagill@gmail.com

The Transcription Project

I have transcribed literally hundreds of jazz, swing, bluegrass, and Brazilian solos by hand and am currently copying these hand-transcriptions into music notation software.

Over the coming years I will be releasing batches of transcriptions from my archive in volumes organized by genre. If you'd be interested in getting access to some of these volumes, please sign up for my newsletter in the form above!

Full Store (CDs, etc)

  • Branches (digital album)
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  • Brazilian Strings Trio (digital album)
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  • Canta, Violino! (digital album)
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  • Christmas Carols for Violin & Guitar (digital album)
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  • Drive & Lift (digital album)
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  • Half Light (digital album)
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  • Murray & Magill (digital album)
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