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Andrew Finn Magill

February 19 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

$15 – $18


 
 

Andrew Finn Magill’s Website

North Carolina-native violinist/fiddler Andrew Finn Magill grew up studying traditional Irish music, oldtime, bluegrass and swing every summer with the best fiddlers in the world at the Swannanoa Gathering. He is a Fulbright Fellow, South Arts Emerging Traditional Artist, North Carolina Arts Council Fellow,, recipient of Patreon’s “What the Fund” award, All-Ireland fiddle finalist, and signed to Ropeadope records.

He has been featured on MTV-U, TEDx, and multiple times on NPR’s The Thistle & Shamrock. His 2016 recording, Roots (featuring Cillian Vallely of Lúnasa and John Doyle) debuted at number #46 on the folk DJ charts, and he has performed with artists including John Doyle, Flook, Rising Appalachia, Liz Carroll, Open the Door for Three, the Paul McKenna Band, Trio Brasileiro, and many others. He has several collaborations which he tours the country including a duo with Irish singer/multi-instrumentalist Dave Curley, a duo with Scottish guitarist/bouzouki-player Alan Murray, accompanying singer Merlefest songwriting-winner Anya Hinkle, and various other projects as a side-man and featured soloist. Finn also tours the country as a guest lecturer at universities presenting his interactive performance/lecture “The Evolution of Irish and Scottish fiddle traditions in the Appalachian Mountains.” Says legendary Americana artist & Grammy-winner Tim O’Brien: “”I’m gonna keep listening for Finn Magill.”

Press Quotes on Andrew Finn Magill:

“It’s nice to see fresh, young musicians carrying on the traditions of Brazilian music. Finn Magill displays a love and authenticity that can fool you into thinking he is from Brazil. His style is playful and light, yet soulful and passionate. Congratulations!” – Airto Moreira (Miles Davis, Weather Report, Chick Corea)

“Serene and incredibly soulful, North Carolina fiddler Andrew Finn Magill encounters the tradition in a manner reminiscent of Keith Jarrett on The Melody at Night With You.” – The Irish Times

“Andrew Finn Magill is a leading fiddler in a new generation of musicians.” – BBC Folk Musician of the year Martin Hayes

“Magill’s fresh, clear tones calls to mind Stéphane Grappelli…” – Songlines Magazine

Press Quotes on the Solo Show:

“The solo concert Finn gave at our Fellowship felt like traveling to other cultures and continents with an enthusiastic musical tour guide! From Ghana to Ireland to the Appalachian mountains, we got to experience an incredible variety of music exquisitely performed.” – Sara Davis, Music Director Miami Valley UU Church

“What sets him apart from other virtuoso violinists and fiddlers is his incredible range of musical interests”. – Willard Watson Program & Outreach Director, Blowing Rock Art & History Museum

“He interlaced musical pieces with information on the history of Celtic music in the south, his personal journey and connection to the music, and humor.”
– Stephenie Berggrun, CIT NC Certified Environmental Educator Schiele Museum of Natural History

Details

Date:
February 19
Time:
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cost:
$15 – $18

Venue

The Focal Point
2720 Sutton Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63143 United States
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Website:
thefocalpoint.org