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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)
The Oxford NAGS
Mat Green and Andy Turner
Christminster Singers



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 dance bands Geckoes, Chameleons and The Oxford NAGS. 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

(see the Gigs page for fuller details)

Oxford NAGS
Saturday 3rd September
Wallingford Bunkfest

Magpie Lane
Sunday 9th October - Abbots Langley Winter Acoustic Concerts

Saturday 15th October
Meltdown Ceilidhs, Haywards Heath, Sussex

Magpie Lane
Monday 24th October - Grand Union Folk Club
Barrow upon Soar, near Loughborough LE12 8PN

Mat Green & Andy Turner
Thursday 27th October - Islington Folk Club
The Horseshoe, 24 Clerkenwell Close, London EC1R 0AG

Christminster Singers
Sunday 20th November
Cogges Manor Farm, Church Lane, Witney, Oxon OX28 3LA
Afternoon workshop and concert

Oxford NAGS
Friday 2nd December
Truro Folk Dance Club
Fraddon Village Hall, near Truro

Oxford NAGS
Saturday 3rd December
Bideford Ceilidh Club, Bideford, Devon

Magpie Lane
Friday 9th December
Guildford Institute Folk Club

Magpie Lane
Saturday 10th December - Holywell Christmas concerts
Holywell Music Room, Holywell Street, Oxford OX1 3BN
Afternoon and evening concerts: 3.30 and 7.30 p.m.

Oxford NAGS
Saturday 31st December
GBH Ceilidhs, Godalming Borough Hall, Godalming, Surrey

caller: Gill Emerson

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: 14.08.2016

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