Join us for Andrew Finn Magill on Saturday, November 11th at 7:30PM

Andrew Finn Magill first started playing fiddle at age 10 and by 16 was a two-time finalist at the All-Ireland championships. In 2009, he received a Fulbright-MtvU Fellowship to co-write and co-produce an album that musically captures ten experiences of HIV/AIDS through song in Malawi, Southern Africa. The result, Mau a Malawi: Stories of AIDS was released on October 14th, 2011 as a multimedia show at the University of North Carolina’s Memorial Hall. Sales from the studio album Mau a Malawi are invested in programs to keep vulnerable Malawian children in school and empower them through the arts.

“The inspiring cross-cultural performances on this beautiful album “Mau A Malawi: Stories of AIDS” remind us of the human cost of this disease as well as the imperative to unite in creating an AIDS-free generation.” —Ambassador Eric Goosby, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator
 
Since 2011 Magill has toured the U.S. and Canada multiple times with Paul McKenna, both as part of McKenna’s award-winning band and as a duo. In 2011-2012 Magill toured through out France with the popular French Dance revue “Celtic Dances” under the musical direction of Liz Knowles & Kieran O’Hare. Since 2012 Magill has toured with dozens of musicians on four continents playing everything from American oldtime to jazz.
 
In 2014 Magill relocated to Rio to immerse himself in Brazil’s choro tradition, resulting in his own choro quartet O Finno and in 2017, Brazilian Violin Trio a collaboration with fellow US violinist Ted Falcon and guitarist/composer Nando Duarte.
 
Magill’s fifth studio album recorded in March 2017 in Rio de Janeiro with guitarist João Camarero and drummer Lourenço Vasconcellos is a collection of self-penned compositions inspired by the choro and American jazz traditions. It will be released later in 2018.
Get tickets at:  http://aplaceforfolk.org/index.php/tickets/