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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)


Friday 10th September Unicorn Ceilidhs
Baldock, Hertfordshire SG7 5AE
Caller: Alan Simpson

Magpie Lane
Friday 10th December - Folk at the Falcon, Bromyard

Magpie Lane
Saturday 11th 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
Sunday 12th December - Readifolk

Magpie Lane
Friday 17th December - Hertford
St Leonards Church, Bengeo, Hertford SG14 3JW


Magpie Lane
Saturday 5th March - Bideford Folk Club
details tbc

Magpie Lane
Wednesday 9th March - Hambledon Folk Club

Oxford NAGS / Mat Green & Andy Turner
20th - 26th August - Whitby Folk Week

A Folk Song A Week

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Inspired by Jon Boden's A Folk Song a Day, Andy posted a song online every week, between August 2011 and 2016 (with occasional additions since then)

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Andy Turner Sidmouth 2018. Photo by Kevin McDonnell. Click for full-size version

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Last updated: 19.05.2021

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