Carmel Charlton

Performer, Songwriter, Musician, Folk, Country, Gospel and Instrumental

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BIOGRAPHY

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 her life.

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.

Since 2015 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 The Great 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 Fremantle WA.

One of Carmel's songs Whispers on the Wind was included on the ABC's "Australia All Over" album "Well I Love It".  A 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 Beautiful Denmark 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 "Out of This World".  A few years ago they performed "Goodbye Beethoven".

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 performers.

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CARMEL CHARLTON PO BOX 853 INNALOO WA 6018

  MOB: 0412 777 061 EMAIL: carmel@carmelcharlton.com