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
Sunday 28th April - Maytime concert
Holywell Music Room, Holywell Street, Oxford OX1 3BN
Afternoon concert: 2.30 p.m.

Tickets Oxford

Magpie Lane

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

Magpie Lane
25th May - Chippenham Folk Festival

Mat Green and Andy Turner
Friday 7th June, Black Diamond Folk Club, Birminghan

Mat Green and Andy Turner
Friday 14th - Sunday 16th June, Musical Traditions Festival
The King and Queen, 1 Foley Street, London W1W 6DL

Magpie Lane
Thursday 27th June - Concerts at the Barn, Baston, Lincolnshire
Further details and tickets

Magpie Lane
Friday 27th September - Music Institute Folk Club, Guildford

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)

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: 14.04.2019

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