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 authored a Homespun Appalachian dulcimer instruction series and two elegant dulcimer books with Yellow Moon Press. Lorraine teaches at the John C. Campbell Folk School, WUMB-fm Acoustic music camps, Music Camps North and the Mountain Collegium of Early Music. She is a lecturer in American folk and also World music at Lasell University in Newton, MA, and is Music Director of WUMB-fm’s Summer Acoustic Music Weeks program.
At FH, Lorraine focuses on singing with strength for singers, and will lead several other supportive singing workshops (some with her husband Bennett) as well as teach basic mandolin and Appalachian dulcimer.
“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