It's always encouraging to receive positive comments from listeners of one's music.
Just wanted you to know on Sunday ( 29th April ) morning at 5.30am on Macca ( abc radio ) I was finishing my nightshift at Brockman 4 minesite ( up out of Tom Price ) when this beautiful voice started singing on the radio. That being you. You have no idea how lovely you sound in Komatsu 830 haultruck singing “ Whispers on the wind “ at that time of the morning. Having been in the truck for eleven hours and the break of day starting what a great way to start a new day J. I have my A mus A in classical piano which I did when I was 19 yrs of age. Had sung in choirs until I was 40.
Wishing you good health and happiness.
Wesley Peaker J
Recently I received the following email from Jean Rau of North West FM radio re my CD 'Out of This World'.
Have just been previewing Out of This World for North West FM in the northern suburbs of Melbourne - and for a change what a pleasure listening to a CD became!!
Congratulations on producing a superb collection of music! It will be in our library and on-air on Friday - and promoted to all our Presenters to encourage them to use it also!
You suggest the tracks are '16 catchy original songs for children' --- you just forgot to add 'of all ages!' Bob (husband and North West FM President) and I (Treasurer and 'mother' to all - and pretend music co-ordinator for CD library!) are both tooooo old to be considered children of any age - but we both just loved almost every track! I think we need to get another copy so we can play it and keep it for ourselves!
Can you provide instructions please so we can obtain!
Feedback from Show in Wellington, NZ
From: Philippa Boardman
I said to you on that evening I thought your true pitch singing voice was similar to Judy Collins or Joan Baez folk styles and your album certainly confirms this observation.
I hope you can return to Wellington one day or maybe could I suggest if you felt like it, that you approach the Wellington Folk Festival organizers who do advance bookings for the annual October (Labour weekend) for top line singers like yourself, to appear in this music festival held at Brookfield Scout camp, a few km's out of Wellington. 2012, year is already full apparently, but it's something to think about.
A new music resource entitled ‘Out of This World’ is now available. It is an exciting collection of 16 catchy original songs that were composed to entertain and educate children of our history and heritage, health, precious resources, unique fauna, environment and citizenship/values.
The pack includes a double disc - Vocal CD and an instrumental (backing) CD and a Teacher's Manual containing music, guitar chords, harmony lines, percussion parts and suggestions for use. All songs encourage active participation.
Carmel has previously produced 5 CD’s including ‘Precious Water’ for the Western Australian Water Corporation to educate children on the value of water in their ‘Waterwise’ schools program. She is regularly commissioned to compose songs for schools and special events.
Water More Precious than Gold,
C. Y. O’Connor I Wish You Were Here, Respect,
We have been investigating space over the term so the obvious topic for our assembly was space. As soon as the children heard 'Out of This world' they voted unanimously to use it. It is a beautiful song which was easy both in tune and words for the children to pick up and run with. if I had only one sentence to describe my feelings as they performed your song I would have to say they were 'Out of This World'. Gail Westlund - Woodlands Primary School
Carmel is heading to the Gold Coast in July to present a workshop for teachers entitled: Out of This World - A New Music Resource. Educational songs to compliment primary school curriculum and energize learning activities.
Carmel's CD 'Calling My Name' a tribute to St Mary MacKillop is a much requested album with requests and re-orders coming from all around Australia. It comes out of an admiration for what she did and what she stood for, Carmel said.
The beautiful didgeridoo playing on the track comes from James Webb.
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Other CD's by Carmel
Whispers on The Wind
The beautiful video clip of Horses Coming Home
is a moving tribute to the soldiers and horses of WW1. In 1914 a small boy at Bakers Hill saw soldiers and horses going by train to Albany, Western Australia. The convoys took 160,000 horses to the first World War. Only one returned. Due to quarantine regulations they were either put down or left behind. That boy was Frank Smith. He later gave me his poem that I set to music. The footage is courtesy of the Australian War Museum in Canberra.
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