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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.




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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Illawarra Folk Festival

The annual Illawarra Folk Festival is four exciting summer days of folk, world, roots, bluegrass, gypsy and Celtic music, as well as poetry, comedy and dance.

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Bulli Showground, Grevillea Park Rd
Bulli, NSW 2516 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.