Two of Australia’s most loved female artists – songstress Katie Noonan and classical guitarist Karin Schaupp will release their brand new album “Songs of the Southern Skies” on August 17 on Katie’s own label Kin Music, distributed by Universal Music.

The album explores music close to home and very close to their hearts, featuring some of Australia and New Zealand’s best classical, folk, jazz and pop songs – from the Finn Brothers, Cold Chisel, Nick Cave, Icehouse, Bic Runga, Gurrumul, The Easybeats, Vince Jones and Gotye, through to traditional folk songs, a piece by Richard Charlton and world premiere recordings of works written for Katie and Karin by Richard Charlton, Elena Kats-Chernin and Songs of the Southern Skies Art Song competition winner, Andrew Georg.

The album has been produced by the duo and recorded in Brisbane, with special guest collaborations being added around the country. Special guests on the recording include Iva Davies, Gurrumul, Maori diva Whirimako Black, Sydney Symphony oboist Diana Doherty, young members of Brisbane’s Voices of Birralee, Clare Bowditch and The Living End’s Chris Cheney. Each one has stepped outside their usual musical territory to collaborate on this unique project. With new arrangements, the songs are performed with the intimate combination of Noonan’s angelic and versatile voice and Schaupp’s lyrical and fiery guitar.

Katie and Karin take Songs of The Southern Skies across Australia this September and October:

Thursday 13 September


Box office (02) 6685 6807 Mon-Fri 10am-4pm


Friday 14 September


 Box office (02) 6652 8088 Tue-Fri 12pm-4pm

Saturday 15 September 


Wednesday 19 September


Box office (03) 5434 6100 – Mon-Fri 9:15am-5:15pm Sat 10am-1pm


Thursday 20 September            

WELLERS RESTAURANT – KANGAROO GROUND                                          

Friday 21 September          

MELBOURNE RECITAL CENTRE – MELBOURNE                                                  

Box office (03) 9699 3333 Mon-Fri 9am-5pm

Saturday 22 September                

WANGARATTA P.A.C –  WANGARATTA                                                  

Box office (03) 5722 8105 Mon-Fri 10am-4pm

Thursday 24 Sept

ALBANY ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE – ALBANY                                                   

Bocs Ticketing (08) 9484 1133

Friday 28 September

WINTHROP HALL –  PERTH                                                  

Bocs Ticketing (08) 9484 1133


Saturday 29 September                

MANDURAH P.A.C – MANDURAH                                               

Box office (08) 9550 3900 Mon-Fri 9am-4:30pm Sat 10am-4pm

Monday 1 October                



Friday 5 October      

EMPIRE CHURCH THEATRE – TOOWOOMBA                                               

Box office 1300 655 299


Saturday 6 October                  

STARCOURT THEATRE – LISMORE                                          


Thursday 11 October

 LIZOTTES RESTAURANT – NEWCASTLE                                        


Friday 12 October                

LAYCOCK STREET THEATRE  – GOSFORD                                               

Box office (02) 4323 3233 Mon-Fri 10am-5pm

Saturday 13  and Sunday 14 October

STREET THEATRE  – CANBERRA                                             

Box office (02) 6247 1223 Mon-Fri 9am-6pm

Thursday 18 October

THE MAJESTIC THEATRE – POMONA                                             

Box office (07) 5485 2330

Friday 19 & Saturday 20 October                

POWERHOUSE THEATRE  –  BRISBANE                                           

Box office (07) 3358 8600

Friday 26 October

ILLAWARRA P.A.C  – WOLLONGONG                                              

Box office (02) 4224 5999 Mon-Fri 9am-5pm

Saturday 27 October

CITY RECITAL HALL  – SYDNEY