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


Magpie Lane
Monday 7th January
Chesham Folk Club

Oxford NAGS
Saturday 2nd March
Bridport Ceilidhs

Andy Turner
Friday 29th March
Eclectic Cabaret

Oxford NAGS
Saturday 30th March
Wootton & Dry Sandford Community Centre, Lamborough Hill, Wootton OX13 6DA

Oxford NAGS
Friday 5th April 
Truro Folk Dance Club

Oxford NAGS
Saturday 6th April
Bideford Ceilidhs

Magpie Lane
Saturday 4th May - Hastings Jack-in-the-Green Festival

Magpie Lane
24th - 27th May - Chippenham Folk Festival
details tbc

Andy Turner

5th-6th October - Tenterden Folk Festival

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

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Last updated: 01.01.2019

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