“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”
“Sweet swinging fiddle playing with a deep understanding of the roots of this music, a very creative imagination and beautiful violin technique”
“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.”
“A fiddler in full flight and at complete ease with the music.”
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.