Edward John Barrington is a Canadian folk artist & songwriter who began singing and performing in the late 1960s. His extensive song library contains a variety of themes, including travel, architecture, and personal reflection. He is currently working on a new project, Some Rust, to be released in the Fall of 2022.

Edward appeared at the Burlington Music Festival in the early 1980s, at Hamilton's Festival of Friends, and many coffee houses, folk clubs, and concert circuits in Ontario.

Edward was born in Hamilton, Ontario, raised in nearby Burlington; came of age and beyond on Vancouver Island and the lower Mainland; returned to Ontario and became an educator in 1991. He is now residing in the Waterloo Region.


Edward John Barrington's music is that Folk based theme that I remembered being introduced to listening to Bob Dylan, Arlo Guthrie, Jesse Winchester, Dan Fogelberg, John Prine, The Kingston Trio, Peter, Paul & Mary and The Mamas and Papas in my youth” - The Musicman, James Rogers

Planet Radio Canada

"Dan Fogelberg feel!"
"You are touching and amazing!!!"

Laura Taylor Whitfield, Artist 


Black Walnut Folk Club, Kitchener, Ontario Canada

"When I started coming to the Black Walnut Folk Club, Ed was a guy that took the stage, took total possession of the room, and laid out these great tunes every time."

Wayne Cheater, Host
The Black Walnut Folk Club