Austral are a new high energy, four-piece Australian-Celtic supergroup. With banging pipe tunes, high-energy fiddling and tribal rhythms from the didgeridoo, get ready for the drop! We're getting an album together by June 2020, and hope we can get your help.


Featuring Angus Barbary on fiddle, vocals and bouzouki, Caity Brennan on fiddle and vocals, Rhys Crimmin on guitar, percussion, didgeridoo and vocals, and Connor Hoy on Uilleann pipes, flute and whistle. The four have played at festivals all over Australia in different projects and have come together to form a new, uniquely Australian sound. With influences from bands such as The East Pointers, Trouble in the Kitchen and We Banjo Three, Austral have had overwhelming love and support whilst busking on the streets of Melbourne and have developed their own high-energy sound that has audiences up and dancing. Austral are carving a new face for Celtic music in Australia and are a band not to be missed!


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Austral Promo

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Gig list:

1st Feb



The Last Jar | 616 Elizabeth St, Melbourne VIC

Bushfire relief concert raising funds for disaster-affected communities in the Cobargo region.

11th Mar



Night Markets | (K-Shed Stage) Queen Victoria Market, Melbourne VIC

Free event - come along and enjoy the market and a gig at the same time.

15th Mar




St. Patrick's Festival | (Main stage) O'Donnell Gardens, St. Kilda, Melbourne VIC

30th Apr 


Multiple shows

Australian Celtic Festival | Glen Innes NSW

27th Jun



Newport Folk Festival | Newport Bowls Club Melbourne

A small Melbourne festival scattered among some of Newport's local venues just southwest of the CBD.

1st-5th Jul


Multiple shows

Robert Burns Scottish Festival | Camperdown VIC

A music and poetry festival to celebrate the Scottish writer Robbie Burns - "Family festival fun, kilt optional".

25th Oct


Multiple shows

Gippsland Acoustic Music Club | Tyres Hall - 1 Mt. Hope Road, Tyres VIC

A longstanding local music club that supports the Gippsland music scene.