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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 18th March
Meltdown Ceilidhs, Haywards Heath, Sussex

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.

Full details on the Folk in Oxford website: Percy Manning centenary concert

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 concert
Holywell Music Room, Holywell Street, Oxford OX1 3BN
Afternoon concert: 2.30 - 4.30

Or ring Tim Healey on 01865 249194

Andy Turner
Saturday 13th May
Conquest House Gallery, 17 Palace Street, Canterbury, Kent CT1 2DZ
Performance as part of Tryst exhibition by Cathy Ward.

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

Mat Green & Andy Turner
Wednesday 7th June
Overton Folk Club, Overton Community Centre, High Street, Overton, Basingstoke RG25 3HB

Mat Green & Andy Turner
Thursday 20th July
Maidenhead Folk Club, The New Inn, 1 Farm Road, Maidenhead, SL6 5HX

Magpie Lane

Saturday 30th September
Folk At The Fold
'The Cart House', The Fold , Bransford, Worcestershire WR6 5JB

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

Magpie Lane

Wednesday 13th December
Hambledon Folk Club
Hambledon, Hampshire

Magpie Lane
Saturday 16th December
Grayshott Folk Club
Grayshott Village Hall, Headley Road, Grayshott, near Hindhead, Surrey GU26 6TZ

Magpie Lane
Sunday 17th December
Holywell Christmas 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

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

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Last updated: 02.04.2017

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