The Opal Ring

by Lorraine Lee Hammond

Real folk-music: old ballads and contemporary songs, with expert accompaniment on acoustic instruments.

The 11 songs on “The Opal Ring,” represent a deliciously melodious memoir. Hammond, a multi-instrumentalist acclaimed as one of the nation’s finest mountain dulcimer players, and no stranger to coffeehouse stages,  returns to her earliest musical roots around Sharon Mountain in Connecticut, in the overlooked northern section of the otherwise musically celebrated Appalachians.


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