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The Irish & Scottish Influence on American Fiddletunes

November 06 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Photo Credit: Anna CollitonThis presentation has as its objective to create a dialogue in the Mars Hill community about the intersections of musical tradition, identity, and history. We will explore these intersections by specifically looking at how the traditional dance music of Ireland and Scotland shaped American Oldtime & dance music musically, culturally, and historically. Different from other presentations, this will be entirely musical in nature. I’ll play the tunes, styles, and settings of the fiddletunes common to these traditions and we’ll compare them. More than that I hope by doing this we can more deeply explore our shared musical heritage.

For twenty years North Carolina, Fulbright Fellow, NC Arts Council Fellow and Ropeadope recording artist Andrew Finn Magill has been pursuing parallel careers in traditional Irish music, Brazilian choro, jazz and American fiddle. Magill learned the fiddle from the best in the world including Buddy Spicher, Rayna Gellert, and Bruce Molsky at The Swannanoa Gathering in his native Asheville, North Carolina. He has gone on to perform with everyone from John Doyle to Rising Appalachia at festivals from the Bristol Rhythm n’ Roots Reunion to Celtic Connections in Glasgow Scotland. Magill has been featured on MTV, Avianca in-flight entertainment and multiple times on NPR.

To register for this event, please e-mail lweinstein@mhu.edu. For more information, phone 828.689.1115


November 06
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Ramsey Center
(828) 689-1115


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