IRISH NIGHT at BLUE: Andrew Finn Magill and Ethan Setiawan

Wednesday - April, 27 @ 7:30pm

A new collaboration between mandolinist Ethan Setiawan and violinist Andrew FinnMagill, spanning bluegrass, jazz, Irish, Scottish, and Brazilian music, as wellas all the areas these musics intersect. Since Andrew Magill's Roots debuted at#46 on the Folk DJ charts in 2016 Magill has been headlining Irish festivalsacross the U.S. and touring internationally. He has also carved out a name forhimself in Jazz, American music and Brazilian music and been featured on TEDx,NPR, MTV, and Avianca in-flight entertainment. He is a 2019 North Carolina ArtsCouncil Fellow, All-Ireland Fiddle finalist, and Ropeadope Recording artist.Mandolinist Ethan Setiawan sits at the bounds of roots music, bringingtradition to light with deep innovation. He’s been a catalyst for severalprojects in the Northeast and freelances with musicians including Darol Angerand Tony Trischka. As befits a musician in the 21st century, on a day at homeyou can find him teaching mandolin and music theory lessons, or recording oncolleagues' projects. His debut full-length album, “Flux” is made up oforiginal tunes drawing from the deep well of American roots music.

Tim O’Brien:
“He has learned from and now plays with the best in the genre. On Branches youcan hear a new musical voice emerging. I’m gonna keep listening for FinnMagill.”

Airto Moreira:
“It's nice to see fresh, young musicians carrying on the traditions ofBrazilian music. Finn Magill displays a love and authenticity that can fool youinto thinking he is from Brazil. His style is playful and light, yet soulfuland passionate. Congratulations!”

Mike Marshall:
"Ethan is one of those greatly informed young musicians of today who knowsthe roots of the music he is creating, but is not afraid to search and carveout his own voice within this new tradition.”

Julian Lage:
"Vibrant, thoughtful, and beautifully interactive"


A video of Finn:

And of myself:

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Wednesday March 9 - Ye Vagabonds - Ticketed Show -On Sale Now - over half sold.  
Wednesday March 16 - The Vacationland Ceili Band
Wednesday March 23 - Brenda Castles, Joey Abarta & David McKindley Ward
Wednesday March 30 - The Pearlmans
Wednesday April 6 - The Napper Tandies
Wednesday April 13 - Sean Gavin - Ticketed Show
Wednesday April 20 - Pat Broaders (Open the Door for Three) -
Ticketed Show -not on sale yet. 
Wednesday April 27 - Andrew Finn Magill and Ethan Setiawan
Wednesday May 4 - TBD 
Wednesday May 11 - Will Woodson and Caitlin Finley 
Wednesday May 18 - Sean Heely & Beth Patterson 
Wednesday May 25 - Special ticketed show! Stay tuned. 
Booking now for 2022! Plus OPEN dates above.  Hey musicians! I've got  dates starting in summer filling up right now. We are taking all kinds of music - anything directly or indirectly related to some kind of traditional music and we'd love to hear you on a Wednesday sometime. Get in touch with me at if you are interested. "Casual" performers welcome as well as seasoned pros.

Upcoming Events

IRISH NIGHT at BLUE: Sean Heely & Beth Patterson 

Wednesday, May 18th

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Irish Session

Wednesday, May 18th

9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Layne’s Wine Gig

Thursday, May 19th

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

D. Gross

Thursday, May 19th

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The Mill Burners

Thursday, May 19th

9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Choro Louco

Friday, May 20th

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM


650A Congress Street, Portland ME

Mon: 5PM-11PM
Tues: 6PM-12AM
Wed: 5PM-12AM
Thurs: 5PM-12AM
Fri & Sat: 5PM-1AM
Sun: 4PM-10PM

Blue has won Portland’s Best Jazz Venue for several years in a row and dedicates every Saturday night to Jazz at Blue.

We are a DONATION BASED venue. Please show your support to the musicians by donating to the basket by the stage. Because we don’t charge a cover and 100% of your donations go to the musicians we respectfully ask that each person make a ONE PURCHASE MINIMUM of food/beverage to help support the room. All seats are first come, first served (feel free to share a table). We do not take reservations.