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Afro Celt Sound System

The Afro Celt Sound System are a musical group which attempts to fuse modern dance rhythms (trip-hop, techno, etc) with Celtic and African influences without overwhelming either. Formed by Grammy-nominated producer Simon Emmerson, it is somewhat of a world music super-group, featuring such artists as

  1. N'Faly Kouyate (kora, balaphon, vocals)
  2. Moussa Sissokho (djembe, talking drum)
  3. James McNally (ex-Pogues; Bodhran, accordion, whistle)
  4. Iarla O'Lionaird (vocals)
  5. Myrdhin (Breton harp)
  6. Martin Russell (keyboards)
  7. Davy Spillane (uilleann pipes)
  8. Ronan Browne (uilleann pipes)

In 2003, Afro Celt Sound System changed their name to the simpler Afro Celts.

Albums to date:

  1. Volume 1: Sound Magic (1996)
  2. Volume 2: Release (1999)
  3. Volume 3: Further in Time (2001)
  4. Seed (2003)

Afro Celt Sound System's albums have been produced and released by Real World Studios.