This European and African based collective have been a ground-breaking force in music ever since their formation, finding kindred spirits along the way across international talent and forging a reputation for exhilarating shows. Afro Celt Sound System celebrated their 20th anniversary with a stunning new album, ‘The Source’ which came out in April 2016 on ECC Records. The new album’s characteristic energy has already translated brilliantly to the band’s latest live sets, which kicked off 2016 in style with sell-out shows at Glasgow’s Celtic Connections festival and Islington’s Assembly Halls in North London.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. For TradFest 2017, expect ‘a delirious mix of primal intensity, spiritual beauty and explosive rhythms’. Boom!