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Auburn set for a Fringe Fiesta

Greater SA

Bringing a long line-up of fabulous Fringe events to the Clare Valley, is HATS – short for “Heritage Arts and Traditions”, which is the sole organisation of its kind in regional South Australia and loves nothing more than sharing music and art performances with the Mid-North and Clare Valley region.

Introduce the kids to the magic of live performance at Auburn

Do you have little ones in your life? The fringe festival is the perfect time to introduce them to the magic of live performance. ‘Little Red is in the Hood’ and ‘Railway Bob’ are perfect family-friendly shows on the Fringe Festival line-up at the Courthouse event space in the Clare Valley town of Auburn.

Just the ticket for kids under 12, ‘Little Red is in the Hood’ is a show blending fairy tales and environmentalism for a fun, and educational adventure that inspires children to be heroes in their community.

And speaking of heroes, Canine hero, ‘Railway Bob’ is the true story of a celebrity dog from the glory days of steam train travel in Australia. Find out the incredible story of how Bob the dog from Peterborough travelled the tracks by himself for 12 years! Part of South Australian Railways folklore, the performance, paying tribute to Railway Bob, blends storytelling, puppetry, and song.

Photo – Talisman Jewellery

A stellar line-up to suit a range of tastes

For an intimate acoustic performance, ‘Sweet Home Songs’ incorporates stories and original songs about South Aussie people, places and culture, with a nod of history and a dose of self-deprecating humour! With a serving of fun and humour along the way, the performers shine a light on the quirkiness of our unique and wonderful state.

From amusing trivia to the deeply personal, discover the exploits of Annie Ross, one of SA’s first female police officers based in Port Adelaide, the 1931 Beef Riot, the joys of beach life and wine consumption, the O-Bahn, love and friendship across the continents, the fate of beloved music venues and iconic department stores, and the (re)naming of the city’s streets.

From the sounds of South Australia to the Celtic melodies of Ireland –Dave Clark & Friends will have the Auburn Courthouse in a jig with songs from The Dubliners, Luke Kelly, The Furies, Van Morrison and Mary Coghlin. This Irish sing-a-long with a touch of comedy also offers a post-show barbecue tea.

International artists come to Auburn

The World-renowned Fringe Festival draws artists from all corners of the globe.  Auburn will be graced by a performance from Canadian singer-songwriter Scott Cook. Accompanied by partner Pamela Mae, Cook tells honest and heartfelt stories with a rugged twist. Fingerstyle guitar, clawhammer banjo and upright bass with captivating lyrics create a Folkstyle performance like no other.


More musical magic can be found with solo pianist Tim Barton’s ‘Rhapsody in Chicago Blues’.  A keyboard warrior of a different kind, Tim, whose professional career spans 55 years, travels the world as a performer and his Auburn debut will include original songs, blending a performance incorporating Jazz, Ragtime, Classical, and Chicago Blues for a recital that will leave piano enthusiasts mesmerised!

Powerful storytelling of life and culture

A world premiere with multi-award-winning visiting artists, First Nation Voices is a musical experience about life and culture. Blending powerful stories of global Aboriginal culture through song-writing and music, this is a show not to be missed on your Fringe Calendar.


HAT’s Auburn
Seven Super Fringe Festival Shows
When: From Feb 17 – March 17 Auburn

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