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Marie-Lynn’s latest news and announcements…

July 3, 2013:

My old band Stringband is reconvening for a couple of weeks very soon!

(Never heard of us? See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stringband )

 We haven’t played together in 10 years, but the Winnipeg Folk Festival is celebrating its 40th anniversary, and we played their first one (yeah, we’re that old, don’t rub it in!), so they’ve invited us back. We’ll be resurrecting some of our old classics, like “Dief Will Be the Chief Again,” “I Don’t Sleep with Strangers Anymore,” and more.

Winnipeg Folk Festival, July 10-14 www.winnipegfolkfestival.ca/
Gabriola Island, July 17 – late addition,  details to come, or if you live there, ask around
Victoria BC, July 18, details at http://deepcovefolk.ca/  (note the hall is already half sold out)
Vancouver Folk Music Festival, July 19-21 http://thefestival.bc.ca/

See you there I hope!


THE NEW CDS ARE HERE! 🙂 See Discography for details. 

The launch is 8 p.m. Sunday June 2, Hugh’s Room, Toronto.  $20/$25 Hope to see you there!


Sunday June 9, 2013, 4-4:30 p.m. Newmarket — FREE!

Windfall Ecology Festival

Sunday June 23, 2013, 2-4 pm:

Barn Concert at Winsong Farm nr King City ON


Followed by Winsong’s Performing Horses!

Directions/Reservations: winsong.farm@routcom.com




New Horse Song in the Works!

I thought that the horse-song CD would have the nice round number of ten songs on it and I had all the new songs written. Then a very cool thing happened: a horsewoman I’ve never met commissioned me to write song no. 11!

And what an amazing true story the song’s about! Perhaps the Korean War’s most unlikely hero: a little Mongolian mare named Sergeant Reckless. You can see a video about her at 

So “The Ballad of Sergeant Reckless” is joining the herd. You “herd” it here first!


New Website Launch!

Designed by Carol Noel and implemented with much ingenuity in WordPress by Hollis Morgan. Some elements of the site are still works in progress, but hope you like it so far!

TWO new CDs Coming!

Yes, two. Because I’m nuts and enjoy being poor. 🙂 But mostly because after a long dry spell,  the songs started pouring out and demanding to be written and recorded, and I couldn’t seem to close the floodgates!

Creatures contains songs about human creatures, animal creatures, the environment, and all their interrelationships. (Oh, and even one about a heavenly creature too!) At least one will be in French, and genius musician David Woodhead, who produced Pegasus, is producing again.

Hoof Beats, because there’s almost nothing out there like it. All songs at least 50% about a real or legendary horse – none where the horse is merely a metaphor or a passing mention. Contains songs from previous CDs, plus new ones. An extension of my EP Two Old White Horses.

You can pre-order or support these projects by become a sponsor and using this online form.

Here’s a list of the songs so far…


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Past Performances

Launch of my TWO new CDs!

Launching HOOFBEATS and CREATURES, my 2 new CDs!. 8 pm Hugh's Room 2261 Dundas St W Toronto. $20 advance, $25/door. 416-531-6604
With David Woodhead, Tom Leighton, Allan Soberman, D'Arcy Wickham & some surprise guests.
When: Sun June 2 2013 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Kettleby Fair Appearance

45 minute set at a charming country fair that runs 10 am- 5pm. Music, crafts, farm produce, & more.
When: Sat September 7 2013 2:30 AM - 3:15 AM
Where: Kettleby, ON

Benefit for the Sharon Temple

Concert at this unique national historical site featuring me, Chris Lowry, Anne Lindsay and David Woodhead; tickets $25. I'll be performing the song I wrote about the history of the temple, among others.
When: Sun October 20 2013 2:00 AM - 5:00 AM

Concert, or Dinner & Concert in Cantley, Quebec

With Tom Leighton on keyboards. Dinner/show package, $50; concert only, $20, in a very cool rustic lodge. Will definitely do some French songs! 819-827-3164 to reserve & for when to arrive for supper.
When: Sat November 9 2013 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM

MLH in Concert w. Tom Leighton on keyboards

A "house concert" close to Belleville ON, in a lovely little former church! Suggested donation $20. Reserve: 613-779-8933
When: Sun November 10 2013 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Where: 116 Barley Road, Rednersville, ON K8N4Z1

Marie-Lynn Hammond's [First] Farewell Tour, with keyboardist Tom Leighton

House Concert in Cobourg, ON
Email Marianne Marusic metro.arts[a]teksavvy.com to reserve -- seating limited.
Feel free to bring wine/beer/snacks to share, in true house-concert tradition!
Donation: $15
When: Fri September 12 2014 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

[First] Farewell Tour: Concert in Morin Heights, QC, w. Tom Leighton, keyboards

Penny Rose pennyrose[a]jenanson.com
450 226 2746; seating very limited and may now be sold out! Contact Penny to find out.
When: Sat September 13 2014 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

[First] Farewell Tour: Concert at MERA Schoolhouse (w. Tom Leighton, keyboards), McDonald's Corners ON (nr Perth)

Great venue: an old Victorian schoolhouse that seats about 60!
In advance, $24, or $20 if you buy the series (3 concerts for $60) -- see URL below to buy online
If not sold out, $25 at the door
Refreshments for sale on premises
When: Sun September 14 2014 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

[First] Farewell Tour, Part 2: Peterborough ON @ Maggie\'s Eatery, Sat. Nov 1 (w. Tom Leighton, keyboards)

Intimate show in a cosy café w. good food
8 p.m.
Call to reserve, 20 seats only!
(705) 760-9719
When: Sat November 1 2014 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

[First] Farewell Tour, Part 2: Ottawa House Concert Sun. Nov 2 (w. Tom Leighton, keyboards)

Harmony Haven House Concerts Presents:
Donation: $20
2:30 pm, meet & mingle from 2 pm on
Message https://www.facebook.com/HarmonyHaven/info for reservations & location
Feel free to bring beverages & snacks to share!
Allergy alert: dog & cat will be attending 🙂
When: Sun November 2 2014 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Thomas Foster Memorial 80th Anniversary Concert

Admission free (donations to upkeep of the building are welcome). Featuring Marie-Lynn Hammond, Ted Nasmith & Wanda Stride performing songs related to or inspired by this architectural gem. Also: Ted Nasmith, renowned illustrator, has created a beautiful painting of the Foster Memorial; prints will be on sale.
When: Sun May 1 2016 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Smale's Pace / Change of Pace Folk Reunion Concert

Raising $ for Ken Palmer Music Bursary.
Featuring MLH, Tom Leighton, David Woodhead, Scott Merritt, Doug McArthur, Lisa Garber and more
Doors/Auction 7 p.m.
$30 advance, $35 at the door.
When: Fri May 6 2016 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Marie-Lynn in Concert in Cobourg, ON, June 2016

Full-length concert at the Loft in Cobourg, with the fabulous Tom Leighton on keyboards. 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. $20
When: Sat June 25 2016 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Where: The Loft, 201 Division St, 2nd Fl., Cobourg, ON

Canadiana Concert at Thomas Foster Memorial, Uxbridge ON

One-hour concert. Music by Raven Murphy (Indigenous), Marie-Lynn Hammond (French) and Brian O-Sullivan (Irish, Scots). Doors open 7 p.m. For 7:30 show. Free, though donation to support this beautiful building gratefully accepted.
When: Fri June 30 2017 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Canada Day Concert at Presqu\'ile Provincial Park

Marie-Lynn accompanied by Laura McClintock on accordion. 7 p.m., 1 hr long. Songs about Canada, for adults and kids, in English and French. In the campgrounds amphitheatre. Admission free with park admission ($14.50). 613-475-4324
When: Sat July 1 2017 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Marie-Lynn playing spoons