Afro Celt Sound System

The legendary group Afro Celt Sound System will be playing Buxton Opera House for the first time on Friday 11 November at 7.30pm.

The European and African based collective have been a ground-breaking force in music ever since they started in the 90s. Fusing electro dance music with traditional Irish and West African music the group have picked up many kindred spirits and international talent along the way. The new album’s characteristic energy has already translated seamlessly into the band’s latest live sets, which kicked off 2016 in style with sell-out shows at Glasgow and London. 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. Also in the line-up is 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.
With sales now topping one and a half million albums and two Grammy nominations to date, the collective are celebrating their 20th anniversary with a stunning new album, The Source, and a UK tour, bringing their exhilarating live show to venues around the country.

Afro Celt Sound System takes place at Buxton Opera House on Friday 11 November at 7.30pm. Tickets are priced at £22.50. To buy tickets call the Box Office on Tel: 01298 72190 or visit

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