I will be launching my Album “When Did it Change” at this year.s Denmark Festival of Voice which is only a few weeks away on June 3rd and 4th. The whole of Denmark comes alive with music, poetry, spoken word and other creative collaborations. The festival has been going since 2004 and this is the 4th time I have had the opportunity to play there. This year I will be joined by Peter Caron on guitar.
“When did it change?” was recorded in February of this year in Denmark with Denmark musicians and a Denmark raised producer. When did it Change? is a my third CD release in as many years. This album is largely autobiographical and includes new songs written to reflect a time of considerable change in my life for which music has been the catalyst. It also dips into the past by reworking some songs from my EP “Voices”.
“The irrepressible Folk artist Dawn Barrington is a truly inspirational Musician. ….. Dawn has recorded and independently released her second album ‘ When did it change ‘ and it is astounding how far that this songwriter has progressed in so few years. With the courage of her convictions and some help from a core of exemplary musicians (Tony King, Co- Producer and Guitars, to name just one) Dawn has crafted a wonderful Folk recording. ‘It was you‘ and ‘Cross to bear‘ are two of my favourites, both songs verging on folk rock, propelled along by robust melodies and exquisite musicianship. ‘A young lady i once knew‘ is another highlight on this album, as are the inspired covers of Leaving on a Jet plane and Blowing in the wind. In fact ‘When did it change‘ sounds very much like a sixties recording, even without the covers just mentioned, yet it still manages to be of the here and now, Tony King’s guitar work has a lot to do with that, though i think it has more to do with the songwriters own influences and her modern interpretations of a bygone era. In a nutshell Dawn Barrington has found her voice.
I truly enjoyed listening to ‘ When did it change ‘ and wish Dawn the greatest success for this formidable album and her fledgling career.” Pete Williams – Presenter 3NRG 99.3FM, Sunbury, VIC
“Dawn Barrington is a folk singer from Western Australia and I became aware of her music in September of 2014 when I downloaded her track ‘Voices’ from AMRAP. Early 2015 saw the release of the single “Women of War” to coincide with the 100th anniversary of Gallipoli and put the war in a perspective not often acknowledged, that of the women who either took part directly or who stepped up to support the war effort from Australia as well as generally keeping the home fires burning.
I would describe Dawn’s music as a set of carefully crafted lyrics’ riding an original meandering tune to simultaneously arrive at a point.
A few months back, Dawn toured the east coast for the first time and I was lucky enough to have her as a guest on Rare Traxx & Eclectic where she sang live in the studio. Later that same week, I went to the Illawarra Folk Club to see Dawn perform live. I witnessed a very warm exchange between artist and audience which I thoroughly enjoyed.
I look forward to Dawns next visit and the possibility of seeing her perform live at a house concert venue.” Michael Hayes – Producer 2MCR 100.3FM, MacArthur, NSW
“The album as a whole has captured your energy and creativity.” Ruth Halbert, Denmark WA
“Had a great interview with Dawn Barrington a few months back. She has a deep soulful voice with achoustic rythm and meaning. You can tell she’s a friend by her lyrics. Great Music. And I’m Promoting Her. It would be so great to see her at TribeLive.” Ian Knott, Presenter, Tribe 91.1FM, Wilunga, SA