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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



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
Saturday 21st May - Spelsbury Memorial Hall
Concert in aid of the Friends of All Saints Church, Spelsbury
Spelsbury Memorial Hall, Church Lane, Spelsbury OX7 3JR (between Charlbury and Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire).

Magpie Lane
Saturday 11th June - The Venue, Ross-on-Wye
Concert in aid of Ross for Refugees
The Venue, Crofts Lane, Ross-on-Wye HR9 7AB

Magpie Lane
Sunday 19th June - Teignmouth Folk Festival
Teignmouth, Devon

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

Saturday 15th October
Meltdown Ceilidhs, Haywards Heath, Sussex

caller: Alan Simpson

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

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

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.
for tickets - nearer the time - contact Tim Healey : 01865 249194 (cheque only)
or the Oxford Playhouse box office: 01865 305305 or

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

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Andy Turner - black and white photo with concertina

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Last updated: 17.05.2016

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