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Lorraine Hammond

Lorraine Hammond is well known as a traditional folk singer, songwriter, and an accomplished player and teacher of the Celtic harp, five-string banjo, Appalachian dulcimer, and mandolin. A Shanachie and Snowy Egret recording artist, she tours extensively performing both as a soloist and with her husband, guitarist Bennett Hammond. She has writtene a Homespun Appalachian dulcimer instruction series and two elegant dulcimer books with Yellow Moon Press. She has taught at the John C. Campbell Folk School, WUMB-FM Acoustic music weeks and weekends, and nearly a decade at Mandolin Camp North. Lorraine is a lecturer in folk music at Lasell College in Newton, MA, and Music Director of WUMB-FM’s Summer Acoustic Music Week.

At FH, Lorraine focuses on singing with strength for singers, and also will lead several supportive workshops on singing for "confidence-impaired" non-singers.

“The Hammonds are folk missionaries of the first order, devoted cultural activists, teachers, event organizers, and performers who love to introduce people to the joys of traditional music." Scott Alarik - Boston Globe