Mat Green and Andy Turner
As founder members of Magpie Lane, and having played with ceilidh bands such as Geckoes and the Woodpecker Band, Mat and Andy are no strangers to Chippenham.
Mat was born and bred in Bampton, and has been dancing and playing for the morris, and for country dancing, for over 40 years. He has developed an instantly recognisable and much admired fiddle style – utterly danceable, and quintessentially English. Andy also has many years' experience playing dance music. He has a punchy, rhythmic concertina style, but is also able to play in a slower, smoother style to accompany his own fine singing.
Together, Mat and Andy play mainly traditional English dance tunes. They specialise in little-known tunes from eighteenth and nineteenth century village musicians' tunebooks, but will play any good dance tune from almost anywhere.
The tunes are interspersed with songs - again, mostly from English traditional sources.