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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

Magpie Lane
Friday 14th November - Oxford Folk Club

Friday 28th November - Unicorn Ceilidhs, Baldock

Magpie Lane Christmas concerts:
Saturday 6th December - Holywell Music Room, Oxford
Sunday 7th December - Woking
Sunday 14th December - Towcester Town Hall
Tuesday 16th December - Ringwood Folk Club

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Saturday 24 January - Ten Thousand Times Adieu: Bob Copper Centenary Event 
Cecil Sharp House, London

Mat Green and Andy Turner
Saturday 31 January - Cellar Upstairs Folk Club, Camden


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

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Andy Turner - black and white photo with concertina

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Last updated: 09.11.2014

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