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Andy Turner - click here to return to home page   'surely one of the most graceful of anglo-concertina players' - quotation from English Dance and Song






Andy Turner home page
Magpie Lane website (opens in new window)
Mat Green and Andy Turner
Christminster Singers

Supporting Folk against Fascism


vocals, anglo-concertina, one-row melodeon

traditional English music sung and played with conviction

Andy Turner fell in love with traditional music in the late seventies, and has been performing it ever since. He is a fine singer of traditional songs, and a leading exponent of the anglo-concertina.

Andy is a member of Oxfordshire group Magpie Lane and the dance band Geckoes. He performs solo, and in a duo with fiddle-player Mat Green. He has also worked with Chris Wood, the Oyster Band and the Mellstock Band.

Forthcoming gigs

Christminster Singers
Sunday 18th October
St Augustine’s Church, East Hendred, Oxfordshire
Evening concert

Christminster Singers
Sunday 18th October
All Saints’ Church, Faringdon, Oxfordshire
Workshop 2.00 p.m. Concert 4.00 - 6.00 p.m..

Magpie Lane
Saturday 12th December - Holywell Christmas concerts
Holywell Music Room, Holywell Street, Oxford OX1 3BN
Afternoon and evening concerts: 3.30 and 7.30 p.m.

Magpie Lane
Tuesday 15th December - Sharp's Folk Club
Cecil Sharp House, 2 Regents Park Road, London, NW1 7AY

Mat Green & Andy Turner
10th February 2016
Hambledon Folk Club, Hambledon, Hampshire

caller: Alan Simpson

13th February 2016
Oxfolk, Kennington, near Oxford

caller: Alan Simpson

A Folk Song A Week

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Inspired by Jon Boden's A Folk Song a Day, Andy has been posting one song online every week, from the end of August 2011, at

Have a listen and subscribe to be notified of each new post.


Andy Turner - black and white photo with concertina

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Last updated: 25.07.2015

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