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Archive for the ‘Afro Celt Sound System’ Category

Flight Photo Competition

Posted on: November 8th, 2018 by Niamh Murphy

T&C’s – Instagram ‘Flight’ photo competition.

  1. For a valid entry you must:

Photos which do not meet these requirements will not be included in the competition. 

  1. The competition will run from 09/11/2018 to midnight 02/12/2018. The winner will be selected before 5pm on 04/12/2018 and contacted by direct message on Instagram . The winner will need to respond within 3 days or they will forfeit their prize and it will be passed onto the next person.
  2. The prize will be a digital voucher code that holds the value of £20.00, it should be redeemed by midnight 31/12/2018.
  3. By entering this competition you agree for ECC Records to share your photo and tag your account in the post should you be selected as winner.

Songlines Best Group Award winners

Posted on: May 12th, 2017 by Craig Sparkes

It’s been an amazing start to 2017 for Afro Celt Sound System so far, they received such a warm and appreciative response to their opening slot at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards last month, playing in front of that capacity crowd in the Royal Albert Hall is one of the highlights of their career and now it’s just been announced we have won the Songlines Best Group Award!

“This was a public vote so we really DO owe this one to all our friends and fans who made it happen. We really couldn’t have done this without you all! We will be accepting the award at Womad where we will be headlining the Charly Gillet stage on the Saturday night so if we don’t see you there make sure to come to one of our November tour shows and say Hello afterwards. We will have as our special guests The Dhol Foundation so it’ll be a night full of  energy! Once again thank you all for voting for us in the Songlines awards and see you all soon.
Love, light and unity”

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ACSS Tour Dates

Posted on: April 22nd, 2016 by Craig Sparkes

ACSS 2016 new pr 1

We are very excited to announce that the Afro Celt Sound System are going on tour to celebrate the release of their new album ‘The Source’. They are playing 17 dates in England and Scotland in October and November this year.

Tickets are now available here you can also pre-order your copy of The Source here

26th October – Bury St Edmunds

27th October – Norwich

28th October – Bristol

29th October – Oxford

30th October – London

1st November – Manchester

2nd November – Newcastle

3rd November – Edinburgh

4th November – Shrewsbury

5th November – Sheffield

7th November – Birmingham

8th November – Colchester

9th November – Yeovil

10th November – Portsmouth

11th November – Buxton

12th November – Exeter

13th November – Brighton

Afro Celt Sound System live on BBC Radio 3

Posted on: January 30th, 2016 by Craig Sparkes

Did you miss Afro Celt Sound System perform live on BBC Radio 3 at Celtic Connections last night with Lopa Kathari ?
You can catch up here and if you’re impatient go straight to1hr 30.

In the mid 90’s…

Posted on: November 4th, 2015 by Craig Sparkes

In the mid 90’s anything was possible in music, Real World Studios and Real World Records became the hub of this revolutionary time in world music. Nothing expressed this better than the Real World recording weeks that gave rise to the Afro Celt Sound System. I am really indebted to Peter Gabriel and Realworld for allowing me to make the 1st Afro Celt Sound System record back in 1994. Realworld have an incredible vision and groundbreaking philosophy. They give a huge amount of support to all us mavericks and outsiders of the mainstream music industry and I’ve now in turn gone on to start my own label ECC Records. It just seemed natural for Dave Botterill, the 1st ACSS mixing engineer and myself to return to Real World to finish the mixing last week. It’s a return to source.