Alexandria History Museum at the Lyceum
201 South Washington Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314

About this event

For twenty years violinist/fiddler and composer Andrew Finn Magill has been pursuing parallel careers in traditional Irish music, Brazilian choro, jazz and American fiddle and he has performed with everyone from grammy-nominees Trio Brasileiro to Rising Appalachia.  He has been featured on PBS, NPR, TEDx and MTV-U. Finn is a Fulbright fellow, North Carolina Arts Council fellow, and South Arts Emerging Traditional Artist. He has performed with John DoyleRising AppalachiaCharm City JunctionOpen the Door for ThreeGreg RubyThe Paul McKenna Band, and Peter Mawanga among others. Finn grew up studying Irish, old-time, and bluegrass with dozens of the best fiddlers in the world every summer at The Swannanoa Gathering in Asheville, North Carolina. Finn has performed at venues which include Milwaukee Irish Fest, Celtic Connections, Olympia Hall in Paris, France, DisneyWorld, and Malawi’s Lake of Stars Festival

Hear Andrew Finn Magill here:   YouTube

Guitarist, bouzouki player and singer Alan Murray  hails from Glasgow, Scotland, where he grew up playing the whistle and later guitar. Eventually moving to New York City, he has established himself as an in-demand performer and teacher on the Irish music scene. He has played and toured around the world with many of the finest traditional musicians and acts today, including Niall and Cillian Vallely, Eileen Ivers, Colin Farrell, Paul Brock, Battlefield Band, FourWinds and with Andrew Finn Magill. Currently he lives in Boston, Massachusetts where he has established himself as an in-demand performer and teacher on the Irish music scene.

Hear Andrew Finn Magill and Alan Murray here:  Murray and Magill on Bandcamp:

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