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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
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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 6th January
Bridport Ceilidhs

Church House Hall (adjacent to St Mary’s Church), South Street, Bridport, Dorset DT6 3NW
caller: Gill Spence

Oxford NAGS

Saturday 20th January
Red Fox Ceilidhs 
Church of the Martyrs Community Hall, 19 Westcotes Drive, Leicester LE3 0QT
caller: Bob Morgan

Magpie Lane
Wednesday 31st January
A musical celebration of John Clare
The Great Hall, St Andrew’s Healthcare, Northampton NN1 5DG

Oxford NAGS
Friday 9th February
Unicorn Ceilidhs
St Mary's Church Hall Church Street, Baldock, Hertfordshire SG7 5AE
caller: Sheena Masson

Oxford NAGS
Saturday 7th April
Twyford Ceilidhs

Twyford Parish Hall, Hazeley Road, Twyford, Winchester SO21 1QY

Oxford NAGS
Saturday 9th June
White Horse Ceilidhs - Folk for MS Ceilidh

Village Hall, Main Street, Grove, Wantage, Oxon. OX12 7JY
caller: Aidan Hansell

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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Last updated: 07.01.2018

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