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Andrew Finn Magill @ BOP STOP

September 9 from 8:00pm - 10:00pm


Andrew Finn Magill @ BOP STOP

Andrew Finn Magill has been featured on NPR, MTV, and Avianca in-flight entertainment. He is a 2009 Fulbright Fellow, 2019 North Carolina Arts Council Fellow for jazz composition and was signed to Ropeadope Records in 2018 for his Brazilian fusion project Canta, Violino! Says legendary Brazilian percussionist Airto Moreira (Miles Davis, Weather Report, Chick Corea): "He can fool you into thinking he is from Brazil!"

Tickets to this event are $20 each. This event will also be livestreamed on BOP STOP's Facebook page at showtime. Accessing the stream is free but donations are encouraged and directly support the band.

  • Andrew Finn Magill - violin
  • Liam Smith - drums
  • Gary Aprile - bass


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, Avianca in-flight entertainment and multiple times on NPR's The Thistle & Shamrock.
In 2014 Finn moved to Rio de Janeiro to study Brazilian choro music. He has been an ambassador of Brazilian violin ever since and has founded many Brazilian music groups including O Finno, Violino no Choro, Brazilian Strings Trio (with fellow American violinist Ted Falcon and Brazilian guitarist Nando Duarte) and Canta, Violino! the album of which was released on Ropeadope Records in 2018.
Magill has released seven albums and on October 27th, Ropeadope Records will be releasing his eleventh studio album The Polaris Project, which features 5x Grammy-winner Justin Stanton (Snarky Puppy) and Justin Watt (the Glenn Miller Orchestra) Magill has performed with everyone from grammy-nominees Trio Brasileiro to Rising Appalachia. The Polaris Project is represented by Marsalis Mansion Artists.

“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)

“Andrew Finn Magill is an extraordinary violin virtuoso who has taken a super deep dive into Brazilian music and culture. Check out his “muito calor” original tunes —they have all the energy and groove of Rio, with a healthy helping of American spin and improvisation! Meu Deus!!!!!" -Matt Glaser, Artistic Director American Roots Music Program Berklee College of Music

"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

"Magill’s fresh, clear tones calls to mind Stéphane Grappelli...” - Songlines Magazine

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