PAUL & SUSAN HAMMER ... "THE HAMMERS"
Traditional Music from Ireland & The United Kingdom .... and Beyond
Paul Hammer B. Music; M. Music Guitar Performance & Literature
Susan Hammer B. Music; Teastas Teagaisc Ceolta Tíre (TTCT) Ireland
Multi-instrumentalists Paul and Susan Hammer have been delighting audiences for over 30 years. Their infectious enthusiasm, skill and musicianship combined with anecdotes and stories behind the music, connect with audiences of all ages.
Their love of teaching and performing has taken them on a wonderful musical journey from Canada and the United States to Ireland, the UK, Costa Rica and beyond.
A short list of their accomplishments includes Paul’s Master’s degree in classical guitar from the University of Western Ontario, plus teaching at the Univ. of Manitoba for 12 years. Susan’s prestigious TTTC diploma in Irish Traditional Music (she was the first Canadian recipient).
20 years as Artists In The Schools, presenting their popular Castles and Dragons and Celtic Connections programs.
Their CD, From Distant Shores, is distributed internationally by New Folk Records and the Hammers have been featured in a CBC television documentary, various CBC radio programs and newspaper articles.
Performances include the Winnipeg Folk Festival, The IOFF Music & Arts Festival in Costa Rica, The Royal Winnipeg Ballet, The West End Cultural Centre and appearing on stage with some of Ireland’s most prominent musicians at the annual Winnipeg Irish Festival.
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OUR SLIDESHOW & MUSIC click on link here: Hammers Musical Trip