Carmel Charlton grew up on a farm at Yorkrakine in the Central Wheatbelt of W.A. She has never been in any doubt where her
talents lie and music has played a major role in every aspect of
Carmel has built
a reputation for her crystal clear voice, guitar and piano
expertise and for her warm and interactive performances.
She entertains extensively - everything from community events, clubs festivals to playing at school shows.
she has been presenting
The Great Ride - the story of the Australian Light Horse at war
in 1918. (2018 is the 100 year anniversary) To view
a Trailer for the show please view
Ride The show includes songs, projected images and
letters. It came about because of a letter written by 10th
Light horseman Ned Moriarty to his sister Alice who lived in
Bunbury, WA. There are lots of opportunities for audiences
to sing-a-long in the show. Carmel has performed the show
at venues around WA and on the east coast including the National
Library of Australia in Canberra and the Army Museum in
One of Carmel's songs
on the Wind was
included on the ABC's "Australia All Over" album "Well I Love
video clip of the song Horses Coming Home was shown on ABC TV
on Anzac Day. Her songs are mainly about people and places
and she is both fascinated and inspired by the unique heritage
that we share in Australia. She also writes material for
children and songs with a Christian message and often shares her
gift of music with her church community.
Songs of the West,
an earlier album still receives frequent airplay and is much
requested at shows. It is a favourite with travellers when
driving throughout Western Australia - listen to
and many have been sent
overseas to remind expatriates of home.
‘Out of This World’
is a music
resource that Carmel produced for primary school children.
All the songs relate to the Australian curriculum.
There are suggestions for use, actions and discussion points for
classroom teachers. Singing songs helps children to retain
information about the topics presented.
Carmel's songs are often performed by "One Big Voice choir.
In 2017 it took place at the Perth Arena. Almost 4000
children take part from choirs all around WA. This year -
2017 they sang
of This World". A few years ago they
Carmel runs Jackadder’s Music Club in Woodlands. It
promotes ‘live’ acoustic music, fosters local talent and often
has visiting guest performers. Carmel and her husband Eric
organize an annual Gospel Concert that features top gospel