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Tue, Mar 12


Bristol Public Library

An Evening with Andrew Finn Magill

An Evening with Andrew Finn Magill
An Evening with Andrew Finn Magill

Time & Location

Mar 12, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Bristol Public Library, 701 Goode St, Bristol, VA 24201, USA

About the event

For twenty years North Carolina-native violinist/fiddler Andrew Finn Magill has been pursuing parallel careers in traditional Irish music, Brazilian choro, jazz and American fiddle. Magill learned from the best fiddlers in the world at The Swannanoa Gathering and has gone on to be a performer and headliner at festivals including Celtic Connections in Glasgow Scotland, Malawi's prestigious Lake of Stars Festival, and Milwaukee Irishfest. He is a Fulbright fellow, North Carolina Arts Council Fellow and has been featured on MTV, TEDx, and multiple times on NPR.

His 2016 album Roots (featuring Cillian Vallely of Lúnasa and John Doyle) debuted at number #46 on the folk DJ charts and he has released seven albums since resulting in a record deal with Ropeadope Records. He has performed with everyone from Grammy-nominees John Doyle and Trio Brasileiro to Rising Appalachia. In 2020 he released the EP Half Light with former Paul McKenna Bandmate Seán Gray and full-length album Murray & Magill with Scottish singer and guitar & bouzouki-player Alan Murray (Colin Farrell Band). Magill is also currently working on recording projects with Irish singer Dave Curley and his original jazz quartet.

In this presentation, Magill will take listeners on a journey of traditional Irish and Scottish music over the Atlantic, discussing how the tune forms and fiddling traditions changes across space and time in the Southern U.S.

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