Physical Albums

Christmas Carols for Violin & Guitar: CD
  • Christmas Carols for Violin & Guitar: CD
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This is an album of pre-twentieth century Christmas carols arranged for violin & guitar with influences of Celtic and Classical music. Released November 29, 2019.

Arranged, performed and recorded by Andrew Finn Magill © 2019 Mixed by Chris Rosser at Hollow Reed Studio Mastered by Joel Kerr at G&J Audio All tunes traditional. Art: Amy Bogard Graphics: Anna Colliton

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Branches: CD
  • Branches: CD
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Branches is the second disc in a concept album series which charts Magill’s musical progression in Irish music. The album’s ten original compositions reflect ten years of musical influences and professional partnerships including those with David Brown (Rising Appalachia), Paul McKenna & Seán Gray (Paul McKenna Band), Colin Farrell (Lúnasa), Grant Gordy (The David Grisman Quintet), Duncan Wickel, Dan Iannucci and Micah Thomas.

It is the sequel to Roots (released June 24th, 2016), a collection of pure-drop traditional Irish music which debuted at #47 on the Folk DJ charts.

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Andrew Finn Magill’s outstanding new album “Festa!” arrives as something of a miracle: an album that stands proudly among the very best of a traditional style of music with its roots in 19th-century Rio De Janeiro, created by a North Carolina-based violinist. Hearing this wonderful and soulful album is like being transported to a bar in Rio’s bohemian Lapa neighborhood in the 1940s. The songwriting, arrangements and execution of the material do the genre’s legendary figures proud and is all the more impressive for being all original, from Magill’s own pen.

Without indulging in forced or contrived fusions or experiments, it still manages to add a fresh, contemporary take on a time-honored sound, and one can only imagine the legendary Pixinguinha, frequently described as Brazil’s Louis Armstrong, nodding in approval. One feels the particular carefree lightness of touch coupled with exacting precision that is the hallmark of the best choro, and which explains the attraction of the form to many jazz musicians around the world.

Magill’s achievement here has not gone unnoticed, with acclaimed Rio producer/musician Kassin saying of this album: “Andrew Finn Magill’s new record is like comfort food for ears... more credits released July 30, 2021

Andrew Finn Magill: violin Nando Duarte: 6-string guitar, 7-string guitar, cavaquinho, mandolin, electric bass, piano, percussion Thiago da Serrinha: percussion (Cheio de Mordidas, Pé Quente, Choro de Cris) Carlos Cesar Motta: drums (Saxofone na Ilha) Janderson Bernardo: saxophone (Saxofone na Ilha)

Artwork: Daniel Gnattali Press release: Greg Caz

Produced by Nando Duarte Mixed and mastered by Nando Duarte and Daniel Carvalho

All music written by Andrew Finn Magill (© 2021 BMI) license all rights reserved

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Digital Goods

Digital Hymnal: Nine Carols from Christas Carols for Violin & Guitar  (SATB)
  • Digital Hymnal: Nine Carols from Christas Carols for Violin & Guitar  (SATB)
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This is a selection of nine European carols from different traditions, arranged for SATB men’s and women’s voices. The nine carols are taken from the 2019 album Christmas Carols for Violin & Guitar and they are:

Deck the Halls

Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming

Good King Wenceslas

Quelle est cette Odeur Agréable? (What is this Lovely Fragrance?)

Pois que dos Reys Nostro Sennor

Oíche Nollag

Il est Né

Coventry Carol

Silent Night

The carols are in singable keys and meant to be easily sight-read. The words to some carols are written in their original European language.

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Scenes from a Christmas Carol: A Printable Coloring Book
  • Scenes from a Christmas Carol: A Printable Coloring Book
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This printable coloring book has ten original black and white drawings each depicting a scene from Charles Dickens’ beloved classic: A Christmas Carol. Each of the ten drawings includes a quote from the novel which inspired the image.

This is a great gift for older children and young adults (heck, I guess older adults too) who love to color!

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