detail of concertina endplate - click here to return to Andy Turner home page
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 2nd September

Saturday Family Ceilidh
Main Stage, Kinecroft Park, Wallingford OX10 0DT
1.30pm - 2.15pm 
caller: Jane Bird

Oxford NAGS

Saturday 2nd September

Saturday Night Mega Ceilidh 
Centre 70, Kinecroft, Wallingford OX10 0DT
8pm - 11pm
caller: Jane Bird

Mat Green and Andy Turner

Thursday 13th September
Islington Folk Club
The Tap Room , 163 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 1US

Magpie Lane
Friday 9th November
Folk in the Foyer, Bromsgrove
The Conquest Theatre, Tenbury Road, Bromyard, Herefordshire HR7 4LL

Oxford NAGS
Saturday 10th November
Kennington Village Hall, Kennington Road, Kennington, Oxford OX1 5PG
caller: Lisa Purkiss

Magpie Lane
Monday 3rd December
Grand Union Folk Club 
Horse & Trumpet, 4 Barrow Road, Sileby, Nr Loughborough, LE12 7LP

Magpie Lane
Saturday 8th December
Royal Traditions

Royal Hotel, Main Road, Dungworth, Sheffield S6 6HF

Magpie Lane
Saturday 15th December
Holywell Chritmas Concerts
Holywell Music Room, Holywell Street, Oxford OX1 3BN
Afternoon and evening concerts: 3.30 and 7.30 p.m.
Tickets from Tickets Oxford or ring Tim Healey on 01865 249194

Oxford NAGS
Monday 31st December
New Year's Eve dance - Twyford 
Twyford Parish Hall, Hazeley Road, Twyford, Winchester SO21 1QY

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 with concertina. Click for hi-res version

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Last updated: 27.08.2018

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