Carmel Charlton

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






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, festivals, running a music venue and touring with her Great Ride Show around Western Australia.

Carmel's show The Great Ride - is the story of the Australian Light Horse at war. 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.

"We Are Loved" is Carmel's new release.  It is a collection of songs about God's wonderful creation, taking care of the earth, the gift of music, the Australian Aboriginal culture and 'oneness with nature'.  It was produced, recorded and mixed by Andy James Court. There is a bonus DVD of 'One Solitary Life' that was also filmed and produced by Andy James Court.  To listen to clips visit music  To purchase visit "We Are Loved"

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.  It takes place at the Perth Arena.  Almost 4000 children take part from choirs all around WA.  In 2017 they sang "Out of This World".  "Goodbye Beethoven" is one of their favourites.  In 2018 they performed Pelican

Carmel runs Jackadder’s Music Club in Woodlands.  It promotes ‘live’ acoustic music, fosters local talent and often has visiting guest performers.

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