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Songs of the Mid North -Burra

Songs of the Mid North Telling the stories of the people of South Australia

4 Concerts in May:-  Burra/Peterborough/ Auburn/ Adelaide


Award winning Arts organization Hats Inc proudly presents Songs of The Mid-North as part of the 2019 SA History Festival.

South Australian songwriters and musicians will present concerts in three Mid North towns and Adelaide presenting a concert of songs celebrating the community life, history and identity of the Mid North region of SA. The songs tell the stories of this unique region through music, songs and poems that talk about Mining, Railways, Wine, Farming and life on the Land. Along the way we will visit and celebrate people, places and events such as Goyder, Bob the Railway Dog,  R M Williams, The Burra Gaol, the Country Women’s Association, Golden North Ice Cream and more

Songs of the Mid North is based on HATs acclaimed ‘Adelaide Songs’ project that has created over 30 new songs about our city, receiving rave reviews for Adelaide Fringe concerts along the way.

The project is led by the ‘Adelaide Songs’ songwriting team of Paul Roberts, Paula Standing, Keith Preston and Alan Roberts and percussionist and musicologist Satomi Ohnishi. Combining together with talented Mid North musicians and songwriters Iain Ross (Kersbrook Hill), Judith Dawson (Yacka), Kate Battersby (Peterborough) Jenny Loftes & Chris Goodall (Burra) Bob Charman (Stockport) and Ben Eggleton – The Bard from the Scrub (Orroroo) The songs are many and varied and include ballads, country,  blues, jazz, cabaret and comedy songs.

HATs is excited to be able to present this special arts and music presentation that is tailored especially for the Mid North region. We are sure that the Mid North communities will enjoy seeing and hearing their story told through music, song and poetry. Songs of the Mid North is a special community event that should not be missed.

Songs of the Mid North is presented by HATs Inc an award winning arts organisation based in Auburn, Clare Valley & Adelaide. This project is supported by Clare and Gilbert Valley Council and Foundation for Regional and Rural Renewal – FRRR. Regional concerts are presented with the support of the Burra Town Hall Committee, Peterborough History Group Inc, HATs Inc and Nexus Arts.

For more information contact:

HATs Inc Chairperson  Cherie Harvey             88492420        admin@hatsincsa.com

Project Coordinator     Keith Preston              0418 839 264  artbeatkp@aol.com

Songs of the Mid North Event Details:-

Burra  Saturday 18 May 7.30pm  Burra Town Hall


Peterborough  Sunday 19th May 3.00pm Peterborough Town Hall


Auburn   Saturday 25th May  7.30pm  Auburn Courthouse Cultural Centre https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/songs-of-the-mid-north-tickets-56079395983


Adelaide  Sunday 26 May 2.00pm Nexus Arts Centre Lion Arts Centre North Tce Adelaide