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Andrew Finn Magill

Andrew Finn Magill

Bristol Library holds fiddling event

February 26, 2024

Bristol Public Library brings An Evening with Andrew Finn Magill: Connections between Irish, Scottish, and Appalachian Fiddling to its J. Henry Kegley Meeting Room. The event is March 12 at 6 p.m.

North Carolina-native violinist/fiddler Andrew Finn Magill grew up studying traditional Irish music, old-time, 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, All-Ireland fiddle finalist and signed to Ropeadope Records.

He has been featured on MTV-U, PBS and multiple times on NPR. His 2016 album, “Roots” debuted at number #46 on the folk DJ charts, and he has performed with artists including Rising Appalachia and Grammy nominees John Doyle and Trio Brasileiro. He tours with many artists including Merlefest songwriting-winner Anya Hinkle, as well his own original music quartet. Finn also tours the country as a guest lecturer at universities presenting his interactive performance/lecture “The connections between the fiddling traditions of Ireland, Scotland and the U.S.”

For more information, visit www.bristol-library.org or contact Rita Eggers at 276-821-6147.