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Afro Celt Sound System - October UK Tour


Afro Celt Sound System celebrate their 20th anniversary with a superb new album 'The Source' out April 29th 2016. The band recently played sold out shows at Celtic Connections in Glasgow and Islington Assembly Halls in North London to start what will be a very big 2016 for ACSS. The touring will continue with European festival shows and a major UK tour in October.

Afro Celt Sound System LIVE features the core band members Simon Emmerson, Guinean vocalist, kora and balafon virtuoso N’Faly Kouyate and charismatic dhol master Johnny Kalsi, along with percussionist Robbie Harris and fiddle-player Eòghann MacEanruig,  Ged Lynch on drums, Simon 'Palmskin' Richmond on keyboards and electronica and Val Etienne on backing vocals, with the gritty, witty rhymes of Gaelic rapper, musician and language activist Griogair. On some shows, the band will be joined by the hauntingly soulful Armagh-born vocalist and flautist Rioghnach Connolly and the devotional harmonies of the Guinean female quintet Les Griottes.

The Source Album Tour 2016


26        BURY ST EDMUNDS The Apex
27        NORWICH The Open
28        BRISTOL Colston Hall
29        OXFORD o2 Academy
30        LONDON Barbican    


02        NEWCASTLE Riverside
03        EDINBURGH Queens Hall
04        SHREWSBURY Walker Theatre
05        SHEFFIELD The Leadmill       
07        BIRMINGHAM Town Hall
08        COLCHESTER Arts Centre
09        YEOVIL Octagon Theatre
10        PORTSMOUTH Wedgewood Rooms
11        BUXTON Opera House
12        EXETER Phoenix
13        BRIGHTON Concorde 2

Honey Bee’ features the sultry, soulful delivery of Armagh-born vocalist and flautist Rioghnach Connolly (Real World Records), one of the many contributors to this truly collaborative album.

Earlier Event: October 18
The Stray Birds announce Ipswich UK show
Later Event: November 2
3 Doors Down - Us And The Night UK Tour