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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 31st December
GBH Ceilidhs, Godalming Borough Hall, Godalming, Surrey

caller: Gill Emerson


Oxford NAGS
Saturday 4th February
Twyford Ceilidhs, Twyford Parish Hall, Hazeley Road, Twyford, Winchester SO21 1QY
caller: Nigel Close
7.30 - 11
Contact 01962 714220 for tickets

Oxford NAGS

Saturday 18th March
Meltdown Ceilidhs, Haywards Heath, Sussex

caller: Aidan Hansell

Magpie Lane with Headington Quarry Morris Dancers
Friday 24th March
St Andrew’s Church, Linton Road, Oxford OX2 6UG
Concert as part of the centenary celebrations for Percy Manning (1870–1917) - recreating a concert staged in Oxford in March 1899, which played a key part in the subsequent morris revival.
Further details to follow

Mat Green & Andy Turner
Friday 7th April Musical Traditions Club
The King and Queen, 1 Foley Street, London W1W 6DL

Magpie Lane
Sunday 30th April - Holywell May Eve concerts
Holywell Music Room, Holywell Street, Oxford OX1 3BN
Afternoon and evening concerts: 3.30 and 7.30 p.m.
Promoted in association with

Oxford NAGS
Saturday 3rd June - Haddenham Ceilidhs
Village Hall, Banks Park, Haddenham, Bucks HP17 8EE

Mat Green & Andy Turner
Sunday 1st October
Tiger Folk, The Stumble Inn, Long Eaton, Nottingham NG10 1BD

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: 12.02.2017

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