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
Friday 25th August
Towersey Festival

Andy Turner

Friday 1st September
Eclectic Cabaret, Wootton & Dry Sandford Community Centre, Lamborough Hill, Wootton, Oxfordshire OX13 6DA
With other performers including poet George Chopping
Free admission

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

Mat Green & Andy Turner
Saturday 21st October
Cellar Upstairs, Calthorpe Arms, 252 Grays Inn Road, London WC1X 8JR

Mat Green & Andy Turner
Thursday 23rd November
Islington Folk Club
, The Horseshoe, 24 Clerkenwell Close, London EC1R 0AG

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

New Year's Eve - Sunday 31st December
Unicorn Ceilidhs
St Mary's Church Hall, Church Street, Baldock, Hertfordshire SG7 5AE

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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Andy Turner with concertina. Click for hi-res version

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Last updated: 19.08.2017

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