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Andrew Finn Magill

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!”

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“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!” - Airto Moreira

“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)

“Andrew Finn Magill is proud of his Irish roots, obviously, and does them full justice here in a sparkling selection of mainly old tunes with a handful of more recent compositions, all by acknowledged Irish masters

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Date Detail Price
Mar16Sat
7:00 pm
Andrew Finn Magill
Mcgonigel's Mucky Duck
Houston, TX
Mar17Sun
7:00 pm
Andrew Finn Magill
Mcgonigel's Mucky Duck
Houston, TX
Jul26Fri
7:00 pm
Andrew Finn Magill
Wildwood Sounds
Del Norte, CO