Carmel Charlton

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





                 SCHOOL SHOWS

Feedback from shows


I am writing to convey my absolute joy at having been present at Carmel's show.  It was interesting, informative, entertaining and packed with activities that involved the children to the maximum.  The music was lively yet full of interesting information about our country and heritage and had the children totally engrossed and eager to be a part of it at all times. Margaret Dusz, Staff member, St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Albany, W.A.














From SAM  at Kojonup Primary School

This morning we went to the show. Her name was Carmel and she sang songs.  I sang along and Mikka had a numbat on his head.  I laughed so much I almost died. 


From ALISON - Teacher Kojonup Primary

Thank you for your joyful "Up down South" show.  The children enthusiastically joined-in and learnt many of the words and actions.  Little (Carmel-copied) performances in the playground showed how well the show captured the children's imaginations. 




             Carmel's Aussie Music Show

Innovative and Interactive School workshops for primary school children  - Curriculum friendly topics


A fun show that entertains and educates through catchy songs, stories, actions and percussion


Everything from Numbats to Astronauts plus some catchy well known tunes turn up in this show with entertainer and children's performance group director Carmel Charlton.   Lots of audience interaction. 



  • Environment

  • Aboriginal culture and heritage

  • Anzac

  • Bushrangers

  • Percussion Band segment for children

Age Suitability: 5 to 12 years of age

Concert Length: 60 mins


Carmel produced the music resource "Out of This World", a collection of 16 catchy original songs for Primary Schools that both entertain and educate. 


Carmel wrote the songs and produced the CD  ‘Precious Water’ for the Western Australian Water Corporation’s ‘Waterwise’ schools program. 

The songs include Water More Precious Than Gold and "Water in Our Lives"  that are widely used in schools.  She also wrote and produced ‘"et’s Begin" for R.I.C. Publications.


The emphasis in the show is on FUN  and Carmel encourages lots of audience interaction.  Through their songs and stories they  remind us that there is so much that we can learn from each other.


The Westcoast Songfest involves over 50 primary school choirs and takes place in November each year. Carmel's fun song 'Goodbye Beethoven' was performed  in 2012 and "Up Down South" in 2013 and "If You Can't Beat Em, Join 'Em (footy song) in 2015.  In August 2016 they will be performing one of thei favourites "Goodbye Beethoven' again at the Perth Arena.


Carmel believes that music is a powerful tool in educating young people. It can also help to break down barriers.  


Carmel also teaches guitar, piano and singing, soongwriting and performance skills. In 2013 one of her students won the Quest - a Fairbridge Festival songwriting contest where the prize included performing her winning song at the Festival.


Listen to audio clips Out of This World   Water in Our Lives   Goodbye Beethoven  We Don't Smoke   Horses Coming Home

Happy Birthday Dear Lord  Numbat  Up Down South


Carmel has been commissioned to write a number of school songs

Listen to St Kieran School Song




Carmel's publication "Out of This World" is an exciting collection of 16 catchy original songs, composed to entertain and educate children of Australia’s history and heritage, health, precious resources, unique fauna, environment, citizenship and social values.  The manual contains a double disc (vocal CD and a backing CD with harmonies).  All the songs encourage active participation with a list of suggestion for use including actions discussion points and percussion arrangements. For more information click OUT OF THIS WORLD



This workshop is especially suitable for children with physical and intellectual disabilities.

Carmel has been entertaining children with special needs at main stream schools.  These shows have been well received and she often includes her dog ‘Poppy’ in these performances.

Provides enjoyment and fun.  Action songs, movement, dances, caring for animals, hands on involvement

  • Songs and dances include - 'Numbat', Bob the Kelpie, Birdie Dance, Hokey, Pokey.

  • Focuses on children's talents.

  • 'Poppy' the dog demonstrates her talents with hurdle jumping, beach balls, hoops and being very friendly (All activities suitable for indoors)

  • Appreciating our environment

  • Percussion instruments for children to play

          Duration:  45 minutes

'You are Special'is full of music and movement with the added attraction of ‘Poppy’ the performing pooch.  Children are a part of the action at all times. 

    For 'Carmel's Aussie Music Show, or 'You are Special' bookings please contact Carmel or phone Mob. 0412777061.


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