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Finn Magill & Seán Gray – presented by National Centre of Excellence for Traditional Music
April 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Andrew Finn Magill is from the City of Asheville in America’s North Carolina. Raised in an Irish musical household, Andrew “Finn the Fiddler” Magill grew up studying with many of the world’s best traditional American and Irish fiddlers at The Swannanoa Gathering music workshops in Asheville, North Carolina.
Says grammy-winner Americana artist Tim O’Brien:
“He has learned from and now plays with the best in the genre. On Branches, you can hear a new musical voice emerging. I’m gonna keep listening for Finn Magill.”
Finn has built his career on Irish music, having worked with many musicians including John Doyle, Open the Door for Three, and The Paul McKenna Band. Between these collaborations and others, he has performed at Milwaukee Irish Fest, Celtic Connections, Olympia Hall in Paris, France, and Disneyworld.
Seán Gray is a flute, whistle and guitar player from the village of Coylton in the south-west coast of Scotland. For the past 10 years, Seán has spent most of his time playing with the award-winning Paul McKenna Band who were cited by The New York Times as:
“The best folk band to have come out of Scotland in the last twenty years”
In 2017 Seán was commissioned to write a piece for the highly respected New Voices concert series at the Celtic Connections festival held in Glasgow. He is currently in high demand as a music teacher and session musician, playing with a variety of acts across Scotland.
It was through touring the USA together with The Paul McKenna Band that Finn and Seán met. Since recording on Finn’s 2016 solo album “Branches” they have continued to play and write together. 2018 saw their first duo performance at the Celtic Connections festival in Glasgow.
Finn and Seán play a mixture of Scottish, Irish and Americana music and song as well as self-penned material influenced by Brazilian, Jazz and many other genres.
For a taste of what to expect on the evening click here.
Tickets (available from Plockton Stores):