Andrew Finn Magill
Fiddler. Violinist. Composer.


Purchase Branches HERE!
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. 7/9-15
    Fiddlekids Music Camp - Berkeley CA

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    Amazing fiddle camp at The Freight & Salvage
  2. 7/23-28
    Fairbanks Arts Festival - Fairbanks AK

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    Teaching Brazilian music and improv at this great fiddle camp
  3. 7/16-22
    Celtic Week - Swannanoa NC

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    The Swannanoa Gathering Folk Arts Workshops
  4. 6/10-6/18 2018
    Steve Kaufman's Acoustic Kamp

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    Steve Kaufman's Acoustic Kamp
  5. 9/21
    HundredProof Fountain - Louisville KY

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    Live Radio Show & Podcast
  6. 9/22
    Uni. of Kentucky - Lexington KY

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    Performance for Appalachian Studies Dept
  7. 9/23
    House Concert - Carbondale IL

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    w/ Kevin Buckley (guitar & fiddle)
  8. 9/25
    McGurk's Irish Pub - St. Louis MO

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    w/ Kevin Buckley
  9. 9/27
    Homegrown - Nashville TN

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  10. 9/28
    Behind the Barn - Maryville TN

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    House/Barn Concert series!
  11. 10/5
    The Purple Onion - Saluda NC

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    Jazz Trio!
  12. 10/20-10/22
    The LEAF Festival

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    w/ multi-instrumentalist Will MacMorran
  13. 11/18
    Sandy Jenkin's House Concert Series - New York NY

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    w/ Dave Curley
  14. 11/19
    Ridgewood UU Church - Ridgewood NJ

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    w/ Dave Curley
  15. 11/21
    Tellus360 - Harrisburg PA

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    w/ Dave Curley
  16. 11/24
    Isis Music Hall - Asheville NC

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    w/ Dave Curley
  17. 11/25
    Joe Shannon's Mtn Music Series - Boone NC

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    w/ Dave Curley
  18. 11/26
    UU Church of Greensboro - Greensboro NC

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    w/ Dave Curley
  19. 11/28
    Irish Heritage Center - Cincinnati OH

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    w/ Dave Curley
  20. 11/29
    Natalie's Coal-fired Pizza - Columbus OH

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    w/ Dave Curley
  21. 11/30
    House Concert - Indianapolis IN

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    w/ Dave Curley
  22. 12/1
    Irish-American Heritage Center - Chicago IL

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    w/ Dave Curley
  23. 12/3
    Venue TBA - Cincinnati OH

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    Double bill w/ Michael G. Ronstadt
  24. 12/27
    Swing Dance w/ Greg Ruby

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    Oscar Alemán Tribute - w/ Greg Ruby
  25. 1/6
    House concert at Lillie's - Augusta GA

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    w/ Will MacMorran
  26. 1/7
    House concert at Bella's - Atlanta GA

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    w/ Will MacMorran
  27. 9/19
    Blue Plate special - Knoxville TN

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    Live on WDVX!
  28. 9/24
    The Folk School - St. Louis MO

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    Fiddle Workshop
  29. 11/10
    The River House - Capon Bridge WV

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    Intimate solo show!
  30. 11/15
    Vermont Violins - Burlington VT

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    Workshop
  31. 11/15
    Radio Bean - Burlington VT

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    Live radio broadcast
  32. 11/27
    Listen Speakeasy - Greensboro NC

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    w/ Dave Curley
  33. 12/2
    Old Town - Chicago IL

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    Fiddle Workshop
  34. 12/4
    Willie's Locally Known - Louisville KY

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    Oldtime jam and concert
  35. 1/5
    Jessie's House Concerts - Weaverville NC

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    w/ Will MacMorran
  36. 1/19
    Clearwater Cottage Concerts - Clearwater FL

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    House concert w/ Alan Murray
  37. 1/20
    Sally Anderson's House Concerts - Winter Haven FL

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    w/ Alan Murray
  38. 2/8
    The Down Home - Johnson City TN

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    w/ Will MacMorran
  39. 2/10
    Charlotte Folk Society - Charlotte NC

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    Solo show
  40. 2/22
    McNemar House - Buckhannon WV

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    w/ Peter Mawanga
  41. 2/24
    Greater Folklore Society of Washington DC

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    w/ Peter Mawanga
  42. 2/25
    UU Church of Oakton VA

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    w/ Peter Mawanga
  43. 2/28
    Shrine - New York NY

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    w/ Peter Mawanga
  44. 3/1
    Silvana - New York NY

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    w/ Peter Mawanga
  45. 3/22
    A Casa do Choro - Rio de Janeiro Brazil

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  46. 4/6
    Hoffman Center - Manzanita OR

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    Brazilian Violin Trio NW Tour
  47. 4/7
    Abbie Weisenbloom Presents - Portland OR

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    Brazilian Violin Trio NW Tour
  48. 4/10
    David Darr's House Concerts - Seattle WA

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    Brazilian Violin Trio NW Tour
  49. 4/12
    Friends Meeting - Port Townsend WA

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    Brazilian Violin Trio NW Tour
  50. 4/14
    Traditions Cafe - Olympia WA

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    Brazilian Violin Trio NW Tour
  51. 1/21
    Fodor's Grove - Orlando FL

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    Solo concert
  52. 11/19
    Salon 33 House Concerts - Princeton NJ

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    w/ Dave Curley
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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Contact

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US:
Andrew Finn Magill Booking
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UK & Europe:
Ana Sors
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O Finno Booking
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