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 record and perform with many of them including Liz Carroll and Martin Hayes. He is a Fulbright fellow, North Carolina Arts Council Fellow, and Ropeadope Recording artist and has been featured on MTV, Avianca in-flight entertainment and multiple times on NPR's The Thistle & Shamrock. His 2016 album Roots (featuring Cillian Vallely of Lúnasa and John Doyle) debuted at number #46 on the folk DJ charts and since then he has toured internationally and headlined several Irish festivals. He has performed with everyone from grammy-nominees John Doyle and Trio Brasileiro to Rising Appalachia. In 2020 he will release albums with former Paul McKenna Bandmate Seán Gray and Scottish singer and guitar & bouzouki-player Alan Murray (Colin Farrell Band). Magill is also working on recording projects with Irish singer Dave Curley and his original jazz quartet, both of which will be launched in 2021.
Alan Murray hails from Glasgow in Scotland, where he was introduced to the tin-whistle at an early age. He eventually turned to the guitar as his primary instrument, and later expanded his arsenal to include the bouzouki. Alan studied instrument-building and repair in Glasgow for two years, after which he moved to the US to further pursue his musical career. He was soon playing and recording with some of the best musicians on the New York Irish scene and was featured on 2012’s INDIE-nominated Manhattan Island Sessions recording. He has taught at the Catskills Irish Arts Week and Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival and appeared at such well-known events as Denmark’s Tønder Festival, Milwaukee Irish Fest and Celtic Connections Alan has shared the stage with such artists as Karan Casey, Niall and Cillian Vallely, Eileen Ivers and Scotland’s Battlefield Band and has toured extensively across Ireland, Britain, Europe, Australia and the United States.
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