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UK’s Appalachia in the Bluegrass concert series showcases talents of Magill, Rose


The next two concerts in the “Appalachia in the Bluegrass” series will showcase the talents of Andrew Finn Magill and Jennifer Rose.

On Friday, Sep. 22, fiddler Andrew Finn Magill will play. The next week, Friday, Sep. 29, folk singer and traditional dancer Jennifer Rose will perform. These free public concerts will take place at noon, at the Niles Gallery, located in the University of Kentucky Lucille C. Little Fine Arts Library and Learning Center.

‘Finn the Fiddler’

A multi-instrumentalist, multimedia director and composer, Andrew “Finn the fiddler” Magill is from Asheville, North Carolina. Magill started playing fiddle at the age of 10 and by 16 he was a two-time finalist at the All-Ireland Championships.

Andrew Finn Magill. (Photo by Anna Colliton)

Since 2011, he has toured the U.S. and Canada with Paul McKenna and his award-winning band and as a duo.

Kentucky Folk Rose

Based out of Berea, Kentucky, Jennifer Rose is a true folk singer that learned her songs as she learned to speak. In addition, her training in dance from an early age inspires her to also share traditional dance with anyone who is interested. An instructor for the Berea College Country Dancers, Rose also serves as director of the Mountain Folk Festival in Berea.

“The Appalachia in the Bluegrass” concert series celebrates the old-time roots of American folk music by featuring a diverse range of traditional musical expression. T

he concert series will showcase 12 different artists, duos and groups from southern Appalachia ranging from artists straight off their front porch to those who have earned international acclaim.

The John Jacob Niles Center for American Music, host of the concert series, is a collaborative research and performance center maintained by the UK College of Fine Arts, UK School of Music and UK Libraries

For more information on the “Appalachia in the Bluegrass” concert series or the concerts featuring Andrew Finn Magill or Jennifer Rose, contact Revell Carr, director of the Niles Center, by email Revell.Carr@uky.edu or visit the website.

From UK Now


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