Marie-Lynn Hammond

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Marie-Lynn Hammond (born August 31, 1948) is a Canadian folk singer-songwriter, broadcaster and playwright. Born in Montreal to a Franco-Ontarian mother and an Anglo-Quebecer father, she is fluently bilingual and writes and performs material in both English and French.

She began her career as a founder of the folk music group Stringband, and later pursued a solo career. She has been best known as a host of programming on CBC Radio in the 1980s and 1990s, including Dayshift and Musical Friends.

On August 26, 2006, Hammond was thrown from her horse while horseback riding, and sustained serious injuries. Her friends organized two benefit concerts at Hugh's Room in January 2007 to help raise money for her non-insured health care costs. People who appeared at the concerts included Bob Bossin, Stuart McLean, Eve Goldberg, Garnet Rogers, Nancy White, Sylvia Tyson, Don Ross, Rick Salutin, Jian Ghomeshi and Mike Ford.


  • Marie-Lynn Hammond (1978)
  • Vignettes (1983)
  • Impromptu (1985)
  • Black & White...and shades of grey (1990)
  • Pegasus (2003)


  • Beautiful Deeds/De beaux gestes (1985)
  • White Weddings (1990)

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