Celebrate the unique character, identity, history and development of Adelaide      in a concert/cabaret  of ‘brand new songs’ that takes us through Adelaide’s       175 glorious and fascinating years of social history.


‘Adelaide –The Songs’ comprises twenty  brand new songs by thirteen SA      songwriters, each song inspired by our great city and its story through time.     This unique and fascinating  event, expressing the history of a city through    songs sees SA songwriters tackling the early years, individual stories, the

Character of our streets & parks, momentous events and social movements

and the changes that have occurred over time to make Adelaide the unique Australian city it is. Songwriters cover    it all: ...Pubs & Churches, Battlers, Explorers, Pioneers, Grand Buildings, Grand Ideas, Reformers, Lost Souls,    Entertainers and more, painting a fascinating musical canvas that tells our unique Adelaide story.

‘Adelaide –The Songs’  is part of the ‘About Time - SA History Festival’ and will be presented as an Edwardian  Cabaret/Vaudeville style event. Audiences are encouraged to ‘dress to impress’. This special musical celebration will be presented and narrated by well known SA media identity Carole Whitelock.

Contributing songwriters include: Jo Ankor, Marcus Coates, Steve Foster, Dave Greenslade, Alan Hartley, Keith Preston, Adrienne Lovelock, Sandi McMenamin, Elizabeth Reid, Paul Roberts, Paula Standing, Kasey Stephenson Matt Swayne, and more. A house band coordinated by award winning Adelaide  musical group Brillig together with guest musicians  and singers  and with St Cuthberts Choir will perform  this unique presentation of songs accompanied by projected  historic images, new musical compositions and fascinating narrative celebrating Adelaide ‘from then till now’.

‘Adelaide –The Songs’ is presented by Ruby Award winning arts organisation HATs Inc (Heritage Arts and Traditions) The project was seeded through the Adelaide City Council City Library as a project bringing together SA songwriters and acclaimed SA historian Pat Sumerling. This concert presentation is supported by APRA/AMCOS, HATs Inc and The National Trust (SA) 



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