Winners of the Traditional Folk Album of the Year at the Australian Folk Music Awards for their debut album ‘Thylacine’ and nominated for a Music Victoria Award, Austral are a fully-charged, four-piece Australian tunes band combining didgeridoo, Irish pipes, high energy fiddling, journeying songs and energetic foot percussion. Based in Melbourne, Austral are multi-instrumental powerhouses Angus Barbary, Caity Brennan, Rhys Crimmin and Connor Hoy. Their music is infectiously danceable and you may find it hard to resist the urge to get up and join the dance party yourself. Austral are creating energetic new music from Celtic roots (and branches) to great acclaim at festivals at home and abroad and are a rising band not to be missed.
Learn how to get rid of your classical violin training and relax when playing fiddle tunes fit for sessions down the pub or in the festival tent.