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, Quebec, Canada 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,[1] and later pursued a solo career. She was also a host of programming on CBC Radio in the 1980s and 1990s, including Dayshift and Musical Friends.[2] She has also written several plays, including the bilingual musical Beautiful Deeds/De beaux gestes[3] and the drama White Weddings.[4]

On August 26, 2006, Hammond was thrown from her horse while horseback riding, and sustained serious injuries.[5] Her friends organized two benefit concerts at Hugh's Room in January 2007 to help raise money for her non-insured health care costs.[5] 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.[5] The accident has left her with a visual impairment, but she has otherwise recovered and working (and riding) again.[6]


  • 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)


  1. ^ "Stringband got by without a record label". Vancouver Sun, May 21, 2003.
  2. ^ Greg Quill, "CBC's Musical Friends, The Entertainers disappear from airwaves". The Gazette, May 2, 1992.
  3. ^ "Love bridges two solitudes in Deeds". The Gazette, March 15, 1990.
  4. ^ "A spunky play for the age". Toronto Star, November 21, 1991.
  5. ^ a b c Greg Quill, "Posse of folk artists to the rescue; Two benefits to aid Stringband singer on long recovery trail after riding mishap". Toronto Star, January 25, 2007.
  6. ^ "Her Story - Marie-Lynn Hammond". Marie-Lynn Hammond. Retrieved 30 November 2016.

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