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)


Magpie Lane
Saturday 5th March - Bideford Folk Club
The Pannier Pantry at the Custom House, corner of Bridgeland Street and The Quay, Bideford, Devon EX39 2PS

Magpie Lane
Wednesday 9th March - Hambledon Folk Club
The Youth Hut, West Street, Hambledon, Hants PO7 4RW

Magpie Lane
Saturday 12th March - Concerts@Cholsey
Cholsey Pavilion, Station Road, Cholsey, Oxon OX10 9PT
email or telephone 01491 652295

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

Oxford NAGS
Friday 10th September Unicorn Ceilidhs
St Mary's Church Hall, Church Street, Baldock, Hertfordshire SG7 5AE
Caller: Barry Goodman

Magpie Lane
Saturday 3rd December - Holywell Christmas concerts
Holywell Music Room, Holywell Street, Oxford OX1 3BN
Afternoon and evening concerts: 3.30 and 7.30 pm
Tickets on sale nearer the time from Tickets Oxford or ring Tim Healey on 01865 249194

Magpie Lane
Monday 12th December - Grand Union Folk Club
Horse & Trumpet, 4 Barrow Road, Sileby, Nr Loughborough, LE12 7LP

Magpie Lane
Friday 16th December - The Song Loft, Stony Stratford
The York House Centre, London Road, Stony Stratford MK11 1JQ

Magpie Lane
Saturday 17th December - Hertford
St Leonards Church, Bengeo, Hertford SG14 3JW
7.30 pm

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)

Have a listen and subscribe to be notified of each new post.


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

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Last updated: 19.02.2022

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