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. On Branches you can hear a new musical voice emerging. I’m gonna keep listening for Finn Magill. – Tim O’Brien
The tunes Finn’s written are melodic and heartfelt, and the arrangements are gorgeous. Every note, chord, and beat captivates and delights. There’s a globe of influences whittled down here to one fiddler’s vision, and the result is a wonderful perfection of an album. – Liz Carroll
The African American Blues artist Willie Dixon remarked that “Blues is the roots and everything else is the fruits”. I believe that folk process is “the grand old tradition of perpetual transition”. Within the canopy of Branches, Finn Magill has embodied these ideas, with Irish music as the roots, into a beautiful bouquet of elegant and powerful compositions of multi-cultural celebration for the new millennium. – Joe Craven
Branches is the second disc in a concept album series which charts Magill’s musical progression in Irish mu- sic. 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.