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, 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. She has also written several plays, including the bilingual musical Beautiful Deeds/De beaux gestes and the drama White Weddings.
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. The accident has left her with a visual impairment, but she has otherwise recovered and working (and riding) again.
- 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)
- "Stringband got by without a record label". Vancouver Sun, May 21, 2003.
- Greg Quill, "CBC's Musical Friends, The Entertainers disappear from airwaves". The Gazette, May 2, 1992.
- "Love bridges two solitudes in Deeds". The Gazette, March 15, 1990.
- "A spunky play for the age". Toronto Star, November 21, 1991.
- 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.
- "Her Story - Marie-Lynn Hammond". Marie-Lynn Hammond. Retrieved 30 November 2016.
|This article about a Canadian musician is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|