Andrew Finn Magill
Friday, June 2

“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 fiddler in full flight and at complete ease with the music.”
– Kevin Crawford (Lúnasa)





Le Bruit Court dans la Ville


By age 16 Andrew Finn Magill was a two- time finalist at the All-Ireland Championships and he is equally proficient in several American folk idioms such as old-time and bluegrass. In 2011 he produced a Fulbright-MtvU funded concept album about AIDS with Afro-vibes artist from Malawi Peter Mawanga. He currently leads his own quartet of Brazilian choro, O Finno , co-leads Violino no Choro and many other projects around his native Asheville.

Since moving to Rio de Janeiro in 2014, Magill has been deeply immersed in Brazil’s Choro tradition, a highly technical instrumental genre emerging out of Rio in the late 1800s. He has since started many Brazilian projects including his own quartet O FInno and Violino no Choro. In 2017 he will be launching an album of all Brazilian-inspired originals.



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