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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 15th May - Wycombe Arts Festival
St Lawrence Church, West Wycombe

Magpie Lane
Friday 12th June - Black Diamond Folk Club, Birmingham B5 6AH

Saturday 13th June - Broadstairs Barn Dances
Broadstairs, Kent

Saturday June 20th 2015
An Oxford Midsummer’s Ceilidh
in aid of Tandem befriending Sandford Village Hall, Oxford OX4 4YN


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: 13.04.2015

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