Mountain Laurel – Appalachian Music from the North and South

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Lorraine and Bennett Hammond will perform songs from their most recent release, 'The Opal Ring', on the Snowy Egret label.

The Hammonds are skilled entertainers, and this event will feature a lively assortment of traditional American instruments and songs. Enjoy five-string banjo, Appalachian dulcimer, Celtic harp, acoustic guitar, mandolin, and a vast repertoire of traditional and contemporary songs, tunes and ballads.

The Hammonds play and sing in perfect complement: blending their instruments with consummate skill, they create a new voice for music that ranges in style from classical through Celtic, blues and contemporary. The joy they take in their music is contagious, and their flair for tailoring their selection of songs and tunes for individual audiences lends a lively freshness to each performance.

Mountain Laurel – Appalachian Music from the North and South is the fourth concert in the Brookline Music School’s 2012-2013 Faculty Artist Series. The BMS Faculty Artist Series features a colorful spectrum of musical backgrounds to include jazz, folk, classical and ethnic styles. The superb quality of educational offerings at BMS is made possible by the high level of arts education, musicianship and pedagogical experience of the faculty. The faculty at Brookline Music School is comprised of over sixty highly experienced music educators, most of whom also pursue active careers as performers, recording artists or composers, and hold graduate degrees or higher from the world’s most notable conservatories and universities.


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