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The Last Aurochs is a gathering of celtic trad musicians from different backgrounds based in the Inner West, Sydney, Australia.

We play modern arrangements of traditional tunes from known and lesser known Celtic traditions such as Ireland, Scotland, France, Spain and Portugal, along with our own compositions and modern trad tunes.

Our name comes from the now extinct aurochs, the wild ancestor of domesticated cattle. The aurochs roamed most of Europe freely for centuries, until it was hunted to extinction. It represents the connections between different Celtic and non-Celtic peoples as they hunted, worshiped, painted, and carved the aurochs for millennia.




The Last Aurochs + Equa Hey at the Gasoline Pony

Wildish sounds segue to wildish dancing! Salsa, watermelon margheys and a hint of the moors.

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Gasoline Pony, 115 Marrickville Rd
Marrickville, NSW 2204 Australia
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Live at the Shack

Contemporary world folk music set in a cabaret style with tables, chairs, lounges, and coffee tables. BYO food and drinks. 

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William St Studios, 3 William St
Fairlight, NSW Australia
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Manus McGuire + Ben Stephenson with the Last Aurochs

Manus McGuire is an acclaimed Irish fiddle player whose exceptional musical gift became widely recognised in 1970 when he won the prestigious Fiddler of Dooney, an Irish national fiddle competition at age 14.

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The Gaelic Club, 64 Devonshire St
Surry Hills, NSW Australia
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Send us a message if you’d like to get in touch about a gig, festival, or event.


We would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of this land, the Cadigal and Wangal people, and pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging. We would also like to acknowledge all Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first inhabitants of the nation and the traditional custodians of the lands where we are fortunate enough to live, perform and compose our music.