Dawn Barrington is a contemporary folk singer songwriter with a social conscience. Originally from Denmark, Dawn is now based in Fremantle and is well known in the community for her social activism.

Dawn spends a lot of time on the road and in addition to playing locally, tours have reached across Western Australia and QLD, NSW and Tasmania. She has performed at Nannup Festival, Townsville Cultural Fest, WAM Fest and she is a regular at the Denmark Festival of Voice. Dawn has had 6 releases in the past 6 years and her tracks are getting regular national airplay on community radio.

“We Live and We Die” was co-written with a refugee, Kazem Kazemi on Manus Island in March 2019, then released May of this year online. Her 5 track EP “Can’t Let Go” has also gained much attention across Australia on community radio. Dawn was also nominated for “Best Regional Act” by WAM (West Australian Music) November 2019. Her track “Fly Free Little Bird” was selected for the Kiss my WAMi compilation CD in Nov 2018.

For 3 years Dawn held a weekly vigil in Denmark calling for the end of indefinite detention of refugees. Since moving to Freo she has been holding a vigil every Friday at 5:00pm on the corner of South Terrace and Parry Street. Dawn, and many supporters, haven’t missed a Friday for the last 25 weeks, even meeting on Christmas Day!

Dawn has kindly agreed to speak to The Fremantle Amnesty Group about her music and her activism and we would like to invite you to join us.

Where: Clancy’s Fish Pub, Cantonment Street, Freo
When: March 10th, 6:00pm
More Details: fremantleamnesty@gmail.com

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Clancy's Fish Pub

Cantonment Street, Fremantle WA, Australia


March 10, 2021

6:00 pm