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2015 Clare Valley Carnival of Music- South Australia’s award-winning boutique music festival

20/21 November,  Auburn, Clare Valley South Australia

 Presented by HATs Inc, The Clare Valley’s Performing Arts Organisation & Presenters.

This year’s Carnival of Music brings  excitement to the Clare Valley with a ripping blend of brand new acts from around Australia and SA  and the return of several  Carnival favourites.  Carnival of Music continues  to develop its  two  ongoing themes:  ‘From Clare To Clare’ and ‘Bringing The World to the Clare Valley’.

A feature of the Carnival is it’s intimate performance spaces and we invite audiences to get up close to some superb music during the weekend, enjoy some great food, arts and experience good times in the Clare Valley’s most picturesque heritage town.

The Friday Night opening celebrates the Clare To Clare connection with a feast of Celtic and Gaelic music featured two sensational acts from Melbourne: TheFiona Ross Band, with Australia’s foremost female Scottish singer together withCo-cheòl, last years Carnival hit act with their superb acapella and musical presentations. Add to this The Liam Og Ceilhi Music Band and we have the ingredients of a huge opening night party of music and Celtic culture that you must simply not miss. To create a concert followed by a giant session of music, singing and partying Irish-Style.

The main Carnival of Music day on Saturday features fifteen very diverse acts. Australia’s foremost harmonica player Tony Ayers (Sydney) will astound you with his lightning blues & jazz numbers when he appears with The Fabulous Ayers Brothers. On a Blues theme Carnival welcomes back the Queen of Boogie Woogie; Jan Preston (Sydney) with two different shows celebrating Boogie woogie, blues and honky tonk piano.. Audiences will experience some brilliant world music at the Carnival including a performance by acclaimed instrumentalistZhao Liang on Chinese zither and Afrobeat band AfroOz Musica playing sensational high energy East & Central African urban dance music. Six piece band Yellow Blue Bus brings their astounding Eastern European  world music featuring the Ukranian Bandura. Carnival will feature a performance of HAT’sSongs Of Adelaide, our special original music project. Other acts include, TheCourthouse Ladies ChoirThe Reverend & Mrs Rowdy playing Americana songs, Me & Me Mates with  a show about Australian bush songs from the era of Henry Lawson & Banjo Patterson, Careless River playing country jazz, Duo Montagne  presenting European jazz ballad classics and Brillig with  a concert of storytelling songs.

Auburn township comes alive during the Carnival weekend with the spectacular Arts Market  getting bigger and being joined by a Regional Produce Market.  (Mid North & Flinders Ranges) These are totally free events that greatly add to the Carnival of Music and will be located in the main-street & Institute Hall..

Weekend and Saturday Tickets on sale through and HATs

Special weekend pass: Friday Night & Saturday  Day & Night $65 full /$55 concession (under 15yrs free) Single Day or evening passes also available

Festival Timetable is available on HATs ;


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For media enquires contact HATs Inc:  Cherie Harvey 88492420/