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  1. Buster Lockey Says:

    Love these old songs….
    some reminds me of my first lady friend when I was 18 year old. thank you my dear for bringing them back. I am lost in memories.

  2. Jane Calvert Says:

    I would love to go to the fair – it sounds like fun – where is it? Jolly music and happy singing.

  3. Jane Calvert Says:

    Patricia’s voice has a dreamy quality that reflects the words of the song. Love the arrangement!

  4. Jane Calvert Says:

    A well known song sung beautifully; the piano accompaniment is just right for it.

  5. Olghissima Says:

    Darling, i’m ashamed to say this is the first time i have seen this new website… i’m here admiring it with my friend… it and you are GORGEOUS as ever. HUGS N KISSES xoxoxoxox

  6. giuseppe Says:

    Sublime , is nice hear your songs, thank you , the your new website Is lovely and your picture too,this is pure talent to me , you so Haunting and charming too,

    your sincerely Fan.


  7. Nels Says:

    I am a dutch woman and I love this music. It gives me such a relaxed feeling.
    What a lovely voice.

  8. Marilya Reese Says:

    I cannot resist listening over and over to the BIST DU BEI MIR video on youtube; I googled the song because a German-Turkish poet, Zehra Çirak of Berlin, featured the lyrics in her newly-released collection of prose titled DER GERUCH VON GLÜCK (The Smell of Happiness)….the sound of happiness is Patricia Hammond’s voice!

  9. Charles Leach Says:

    I look forward to receiving email updates and also a Hammond concert in North Wales (Llandudno) or the North West (Liverpool, Manchester)

    All best wishes to Patricia!

  10. Teresa Wicksteed Says:

    hi Patricia,
    I am and will be very excited to see and hear your new CD.
    Perhaps I might be invited to the launch..?
    Mother(your Granny) used to sing: “..Just a song at twilight” I remember it when I was young, and my Dad sung it too…they both sang quite a lot.

  11. stacey cleland-mitchell Says:

    hey patrica i was reading your bio and listen to your cd wow you have done so well for your self.nice to be able to keep track of old friends from school… gonna miss you at the 20 year reunion hope to see you some time soon

  12. Niall Sullivan Says:

    Help! “Bist du bei mir” appears to have disappeared from YOUTUBE. Has it been pulled on purpose?

  13. Patricia Says:

    Bookers were afraid that the venues we’re trying to attract would be scared of me if they saw that the majority of my clips were in a church! But it’s back up again…just for you!

  14. Niall Sullivan Says:

    I also note that the new CD omits “Till we meet again” and “In the gloaming”, two of my favourite Patricia Hammond drawing-room ballads.

  15. Patricia Says:

    Hopefully they’ll be on the next release! If “Our Lovely Day” is hugely successful there will be more! Hard to narrow it down to under 20 songs…so many good ones out there.

  16. Niall Sullivan Says:

    I agree with Charles Leach and look forward to a concert in North Wales, Liverpool, Manchester or even Chester!

  17. An Interview with Patricia Hammond, part 1 | Noir Girl Says:

    […] I’d love to! There is just an endless array. If you go to my website, you can see a big list of them. I actually need to update it because I’ve added about 20 and I need to add them to […]

  18. Jenny Hammerton Says:

    Just heard about you via Noir Girl – wonderful stuff. Please come and visit me at the Silver Screen Suppers website when you have a mo. And The Shellac Sisters site too! Jenny (aka Foxtrot Fanny)

  19. Jo Hammond Says:

    You should have seen Oren when I showed him this! Mesmerized for 30 seconds, then smile, and dance, dance, dance!
    Your voice has most definitely been imprinted on his brain.

  20. Emily O'Hara Says:

    Hey Patricia, amazing gig at the scoop! What a beautiful voice – the crowd were blown away by the Canadian Nightingale! Can’t wait to hear you and your incredible musicians again

  21. C.L. Says:

    What a pleasure it was to happen upon your concert on the Southbank last week. I look forward to hearing your new album.

  22. stephen brown Says:

    Thanks for the videos and blogs- you should watch the Youtube clip of Deanna Durbin at
    14 years singing Il Bacio in a police station!

    ( Have you done ‘ Songs my mother taught me ‘(Dvorak, no 4) and Dark Eyes ?)

    I think you should gather together all your various writings, articles and blogs in one place ( including those notes
    you did 10 years ago for Virgin Megastore which are buried in the internet ! ) and publish them in some format.

    There is a genre and market for recollections by various professions ( eg the books by vet , James Herriot , in Yorkshire, doctors
    and psychiatrists etc ) but I am not aware of anything by opera singers ( not ghosted) and your writing is very engaging , picturesque and
    literate., as I mentioned last year !

    Anyway , just an intuition for the future as you seem busy enough currently on the record promotion !

    I was hoping to buy your new CD in the summer when I visit UK from Dubai but I expect it can be purchased on the internet
    in October 2011 ?

  23. Louis Biillerey Says:

    Love your choice of songs and voice.
    Good luck in your career.

  24. MsGuinevere Says:

    Reminds me a little of Deanna Durbin! Love it!!

  25. Wendy & Dave Kettlewell Says:

    Hello Patricia – Is there a list of your forthcoming concerts?

    We really enjoy the clips on Youtube.

    Any more news on the release of your CD? I’ll buy one as a surprise gift for my husband.

    Regards – The Kettlewells

  26. Patricia Says:

    Thank you! That’s really kind! Yes there is a list of gigs on the ‘gigs’ link…I can also be hired! Have a stern word with the local community hall! The Lovely Parlour Band thrives on such events.

  27. emma english Says:

    hi there,

    your voice is enchanting, i’m a soprano and i sing similar repetoire. You are wonderful, keep up the good work.


  28. Patricia Says:

    They’re amazing songs. I hope that this repertoire finds a new respectability and we see them in the Wigmore Hall before long!

  29. emma wardell Says:

    I’m really enjoying your CD of French songs, and thanks for the postcode (I’m a Jane Austen fan too). Looking forward to hearing the new CD when it’s released.

  30. Steve Says:

    I had the good fortune to meet Patricia and her Aunt at the Goodwood Revival last weekend.
    Having listened to her new CD she kindly gave me a copy of – well!
    What a voice!
    As she said, very much in the Deanna Durbin mould, and her rendition of ‘Marble Halls’ is heart-rending – so clear and sharp compared to Enya’a ethereal version.
    What a voice, and what a lady – perhaps a few songs from the UK soundtrack of ‘Pennies from Heaven’ for the next album?
    Any tour dates on the south coast of England coming up?

  31. » Dead fighter pilots, 78 RPMs and a very British cup of tea DRUNKENWEREWOLF Says:

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  32. Nick Scott Says:

    This is absolutely amazing. I love this era I love your song arrangements and I love your voice. I want more!

  33. stephen brown Says:

    I reckon you should do Stephen Fosters Old Dog Tray which is a great song like all of his and will go down well with an English audience but as a cat person rather it may go against the grain ?!

  34. Charles Leach Says:

    Best wishes for future success and please bring on more cds especially of folk songs and take a leaf out of Kathleen Ferrier’s book.

  35. Teresa Wicksteed Says:

    This is very exciting, and I wonder if it will be available through Amazon?
    will you be having a launch party in London?
    Let me know if you do…
    look forward to another chance meeting, or even a planned one…

  36. Charles Swithinbank Says:

    Good morning!

  37. Mousse Says:

    You are one of the most inspiring voices I’ve heard at the Experimental Cocktail Club. Cannot wait till next Tuesday!!

  38. Colin Page Says:

    Just heard your interview with Nathan Morley on Cyprus Radio, I’m just captivated with your lovely music! Keep it up…

    Colin Page,
    Larnaca, Cyprus

  39. David Anderson Says:

    Hi Patricia, I was introduced to your music while listening to Desmond Carrington on Radio 2 last Friday and was totally blown away. I really love that you are raising awareness of these songs by your interpretations of them and may I wish you great success. Hope to catch you live one day, meanwhile I will continue to spread the word about your music.
    Best wishes, David Anderson

  40. Sophie Langan Says:

    Hi Patricia,
    I am 23 years old and think your voice is phenomenal. I recently bought your album in HMV having not heard of you before (I liked the look of it!) and fell in love with your voice the minute I put it on. You have an outstanding talent. The songs on A Lovely Day are beautiful. I’ve always loved songs like Marble Halls and We’ll Gather Lilacs and you sing them superbly.

  41. Sophie Langan Says:

    Hi Patricia,
    I am 23 years old and think your voice is phenomenal. I recently bought your album in HMV having not heard of you before (I liked the look of it!) and fell in love with your voice the minute I put it on. You have an outstanding talent. The songs on A Lovely Day are beautiful. I’ve always loved songs like Marble Halls and We’ll Gather Lilacs and you sing them superbly.
    I would love to hear White Cliffs of Dover and We’ll Meet again on your next album. Lots of love from, Sophiexxxxxx

  42. Sophie Langan Says:

    Our Lovely Day is a divine album, What a voice you’ve got Patricia. I sing as well and wish I was as good as you! Lots of love from, Sophiexxxxx

  43. Sophie Langan Says:

    Classic Fm should play I dreamt I dwelt in Marble Halls. I think they play too many instrumentals on Classic FM. I want them to play more beautiful singers such as Patricia Hammond!

  44. Leonard Esakowitz Says:

    Unusal project and great for nostalgia buffs. Keen to hear you in classical mode. French songs been ordered. Season’s greetings and bon chance!

  45. Jo Hammond Says:

    I see you’re going to be singing there again this year? Perhaps I should be there?

  46. Breanna Gower Says:

    Say, you got a nice article. Great.

  47. Kwok-Choy Lee Says:

    One of the loveliest voices I have ever heard has brought new wonder and enchantment to a timeless classic.

  48. Moe Says:

    Your voice,your look,your charm radiates when youall’ perform!Keep up the GREAT work on those splended parlor songs!Amazing how nostalgic and educational the tunes really are!Almost like a history-text book relaying every detail of those bygone and forgotten days…..Cheers,your admiring Fan,Moe

  49. Lucas Merrill Says:

    Very neat blog.Really looking forward to read more. Keep writing.

  50. Solomon Hamner Says:

    I cannot thank you enough for the blog post.Thanks Again. Cool.

  51. Elaine Frances Says:

    Yes, don’t miss this one in an even lovlier church in Middleham, Wensleydale, the childhood home of Richard III and the horse racing centre of the North.
    Thursday 31 May at 8.00pm with tenor Anthony Brown and Michael Gough, with another new commission, on piano.

  52. Malcolm Creese Says:

    Just to correct Ms Frances’s comments above:

    the tenor is STEPHEN Anthony Brown, the excellent pianist and composer is Michael BROUGH, and the Swaledale Festival web site is

    She is right about one thing: this concert shouldn’t be missed! It’s a lovely venue, with a first class Yamaha grand piano, and what a thrill to hear the gorgeous voice of Patricia Hammond again. Can’t wait…!

  53. Hugh's Room » Blog Archive » Patricia Hammond Says:

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  54. Joe V. Says:

    When will you be doing a U.S.A. tour?

  55. Joe V. Says:

    Really enjoy your performances, and am anxiously awaiting word of a U.S. tour.

  56. Chiquita Knauff Says:

    Thank you for your own effort on this website. Debby takes pleasure in carrying out investigations and it is easy to see why. My spouse and i notice all regarding the dynamic manner you render precious items via the website and even foster response from some others about this idea and our own princess is undoubtedly studying a whole lot. Have fun with the rest of the year. You are performing a great job.

  57. Paul Jonathan Nectar Says:

    I first discovered you on Youtube and ordered the album from Amazon. Truly wonderful. I don’t suppose you’ve got any bookings in Paris?!

    Thank you so much for endless hours of listening pleasure.

  58. Felicity Manning Says:

    And it was a wonderful concert! A delightful recital of songs – solos, duets, including the world premiere of Michael Brough’s Bacchus and the Pirates. An exhilarating evening as part of the Swaledale Festival.

  59. Judd Says:

    In my sleep a song came to me, a song Mother sang while doing housework. “Till we meet again” I was amazed at finding Patricia Hammond on youtube singing the song with a great and pleasurable sounding voice. I now know that good music is just so connected to God and his love. There is no way to top these old songs that were sung with heart and soul just bursting with passion. Thank you Patricia!

  60. hahwa raho Says:

    iI Liket so

  61. John Humphries Says:

    Hi Patricia – I was introduced to your songs by a mutual friend at the Wellcome Collection yesterday. Now I am hooked. The ragtime numbers transport me to my childhood in the late ’40s and early ’50s and to the 78s in my parents’ collection. Thank you for not just keeping great traditions alive, but for causing them to flourish! John

  62. Dennis Evans Says:

    Could you please add my name to your mailing list.
    Dennis Evans

  63. John Hall/Sophie Hall Says:

    Hi Patricia
    My daughter and I were wondering if you have any UK singing dates planned for July and beyond.

    Hope to see you soon. We are just listening to your Our Lovely Day album – Wonderful! More please!

    John and Sophie Hall

  64. Patricia Says:

    Dear John! I am so sorry I’m only replying now…I do have a few dates coming up; about to update the website! Will be in Deal, in Branscombe, and in Buxton in July! And in Jersey in May. Would love to see you both sometime!

  65. Terry Jorden Says:

    Patricia, I just read your article in the Telegraph from 2010. It was a joy to read. I found the article while searching for song ideas for senior citizens homes. I too grew up in BC (Vancouver, Burnaby, Courtenay, Port Moody) and have played for seniors for most of my life, now more than ever. So much of your article rang true to me, the lump in your through while singing, the smells, the verbal outbursts, the conversations over tea after the concert and the understanding many seniors about illness and death.

    Thank you for sharing your story.

  66. R W Smith Says:

    Very pleased to hear that you are doing a CD of WW1 songs…I’ve just returned from a tour of Ypres/Somme, which included a very moving visit to Talbot House.
    I expect that you already know about the place but, if you don’t, see
    (I thought when I was there “…this is the sort of place where Patricia Hammond would have come to sing, had she been around in that era!)
    I hope you will soon be listing some ‘WW1’ gigs as well…maybe even one at that Perivale Church!
    Very best wishes


  67. george Says:

    You are still as beautiful and as impressive as ever in your career . I still brag about you !!!!


  68. Jo Teredo Says:

    I really love the blend of these two voices.
    It says a lot that you could pull the old Chopin warhorse off in this arrangement without it sounding overly sentimental or cloying.
    More, please.

  69. charles giles Says:

    Loved it, hugely promising, but strangely, to me, the acoustic didn’t sound like a church! I thought the two voices went very well together, particularly in the pianissimo passages.

  70. Jancis M. Andrews Says:

    Patricia is so beautiful and talented . . . and where does she find those supremely elegant clothes? I played the two duets, which are very lovely, especially The Lark in the Clear Air, which is one of my most favourite folk songs. And what a talented troupe the JUICE ensemble is! Most unusual. I’m looking forward to more from all these outstanding singers.

  71. Jo Teredo Says:

    Yes, indeed. I can verify the presence of the aforementioned thousands of 78 RPMs EPs, and also thousands of LPs plus steamer trunks of Patricia’s old sheet music in my basement. And every so often I read an apologetic e-mail asking me to find a certain piece of sheet music.
    Like most mothers, I do my best. And it’s fun searching!

  72. R W Smith Says:

    That was a really excellent performance the two of you gave at St Edmund in the City…’minimal’ in principle, perhaps, but the sound filled the church quite magnificently! Thank you…looking forward to the new CD


  73. John and Sophie Hall Says:

    Hello Patricia
    Just to let you know my daughter Sophie and I are very excited. We are hoping to get some tickets to see you sing on the 12th July. I do hope we can say hello to you. There’s even dinner as well I see!
    How’s the new album coming along? Can’t wait……..
    Take care Patricia
    Kindest Regards
    John and Sophie Hall

  74. Mike L Says:

    Wondered when you’re returning to Hugh’s Room or anywhere in Ontario? Your calendar stops at August 2014 at the moment.

    Beautiful voice and person.

    Kind regards,

    Mike Lynch

  75. Charis Says:

    Go East, young girl! Your voice has much more flavors than those contained in a cup of tea!

  76. Jane Linden Says:

    Dear Patricia

    I heard you singing at the commemoration of conscientious objectors this Tuesday in Green Lanes. You were wonderful. I had no idea such songs existed. My grandchildren were entranced. Thank you so much


  77. Pete Hammersley Says:

    Heard Patricia and Matt at Long Melford yestereday and was absolutely captivated. Not many things would tempt me to move back to London to live, but the chance to be able to hear more of Patricia, and to experience some of the other groups/artists performances could !
    Patricia, I was with The Colne Endeavour Band ( The hairy one )

  78. John and Sophie Hall Says:

    Hi Patricia
    After your stunning performance at the Branscombe Club, how could we not come and see you in Hampstead next month? I will wear my best hat and wave? Any more gigs lined up we should know about please?
    See you soon
    John & Sophie Hall

  79. Gary Stafford Says:

    Be an interesting album too listen too.

  80. Jaxon Says:

    It’s nearly impossible to find knowledgeable people
    on this topic, but you seem like you know what you’re talking about!


  81. Jo Teredo Says:

    The Fleetwood Parade seems to be your nephew’s and niece’s favourites. They watch it and say, “Again,” ad infinitum. I have to shut the computer down to end it. Mesmerized by the kids and your performance.

  82. Wing Galaxi Says:

    Very, very nice! And wonderful to hear something being sung in English—rather rare these days.

  83. Wing Galaxi Says:

    Dear Patricia—

    There is a Czech folk song that I think you might like (perhaps you already know it). It’s called Mĕla jsem holoubka (I had a turtledove). I have put a copy of the version I prefer into Dropbox. If you would send me an email address I’ll send you a link.

    Thanks and best wishes.

  84. Wing Galaxi Says:

    HAPPY NEW YEAR to YOU and to all your people who play such wonderful music together!

  85. Jo Teredo Says:

    Oho! It’s a grey cold day here, but as soon as I heard “Somewhere in France,” the world brightened. I can’t imagine that piece better arranged or performed. An unexpectedly upbeat piece of music.
    Congrats all of you on both.
    Hope you don’t have to wait too long for permissions.

  86. Bob Pite Says:

    Lovely. Great arrangement, sounds very authentic indeed.
    Bob Pite.

  87. Lee Shipton Says:

    I first saw/heard Patricia on Neil Brand’s programme, “The Sound of Song”, on BBC 4. I agree with all the comments. I too like this era. It was like a breath of fresh air to hear someone sing so clearly. The clip on the programme was all too short. Thank you.

  88. Andrew Tucker Says:


    A nice bonus to see you on the the programme, which was fascinating.

    When does your next wax cylinder come out?

    love from Andrew and Liz

  89. Q Says:

    Saw you on Neil Brand’s Sound of Song (BBC4).

    You have a gorgeous voice. (I think I’m in love!)

    Your (unadulterated) version of ‘Do You Believe’ was fantastic – in a different league to the original. Any chance you could release it? 😉

  90. Louisa Servce Says:

    I was sorry not to have your email address on your card (there was a telephone number on this) or in the biography. I enjoyed your Reform Club recital so much that three other events immediately came to mind which I wanted to put to you in an email – easier for you to consider rather than on the telephone. These were (1) music Hall, 2. Music of the 1st war (a fairly major concert) and 3. music of the 30s.
    Please answer this so that I can communicate

  91. Jon Nazareth Says:

    …………and what a lovely wig it s too….

  92. Alex Pangman Says:

    Love the new cover! Can’t wait to hear what you’ve done!

  93. John & Sophie Hall Says:

    Where did you get that wig, where did you get that wig?
    Hello Patricia, my daughter and I, and I’m sure all of your fans, will be delighted to hear that the CD will be available soon. The wig really suits you by the way! Hope to see you soon maybe at Brentham again. Take care, John and Sophie Hall

  94. Who do I have to tweet to get a review round here? – Slipped Disc Says:

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  95. Olga Says:

    Congratulations on the new venture, and your video preview looks PHENOMENAL!!! You go guys!!!

  96. felicity manning Says:

    Love the Versatility Serenaders – can’t wait to see you all live. Come North!

  97. Jon Nazareth Says:

    You sing them beautifully, Patricia, but, not too sure about songs from the 1910s for me. I will be very interested to hear what’s on the new ‘Elizabethan’ album though. My all time favourite at the moment is hearing yourself and Matt performing the 1940s selection especially, Laura, but they are all good.

  98. Chris Wyatt Says:

    Hello Patricia,

    It’s almost a year ago since yours and Matts residency in Fleetwood, and people are still talking about it, and the Homecoming event even now.

    Glad to see those beautifully sung live songs have been recorded to disc.

    All good wishes

  99. Marcus Jones Says:

    Loved the Great War recordings, especially the German ones, which one never normally gets to hear. I’m so pleased you are starting to get the recognition you deserve for this. Fantastic you’ve been invited to Verdun. I’m looking forward to the renaissance CD, having very much enjoyed your recital at Forty Hall last year. All the very best.

  100. Sue Reid Says:

    So you play castanettes as well – and do a bit of percussion – as well as singing so beautifully. Enjoyed so much of these clips.

  101. Sue Reid Says:

    So you play castanets as well – and do a bit of percussion – as well as singing so beautifully. Enjoyed so many of these clips.

  102. Sue Reid Says:

    Ha ha! Just realised you have two comments of mine. After having sent the first one I realised I had spelled castanets in a silly French way!

  103. Dieter Schmidt Says:

    Dear Patricia,
    can´t thank you enough for your caring about E.Brockmann´s fate. To me E.B. was totally unknown until I received the invite/programme from the Volksbund for the Fricourt commemoration. But still only after your moving recital there I started to gather more information about him; only to learn that it is due to your initiative that Ernst Brockmann,after 100 years,has gotten his “life” back; comme il faut.
    My sincere thanks for that. Dieter

  104. jean-françois daumas Says:

    lors des commémorations des batailles de la Somme, (guerre 1914/1918) près de la ville d’ALBERT (FRANCE) en juillet 2016, j’ai été agréablement surpris d’entendre une jeune femme interpréter magnifiquement des chants de l’époque de la première guerre mondiale. cette jeune femme à la voix merveilleuse, c’était la cantatrice Patricia Hammond. Je suis toujours sous le charme de cette voix envoutante et extraordinaire

  105. JOHN & SOPHIE Says:

    Hello Patricia. Many thanks for the 2 new CD’s. I have just told Sophie that hers is waiting to be picked up and she was doing her happy dance! We can’t wait to listen to them. Loved the postcard by the way but suspect that was taken a few years ago as your hair was so long then! Can we please see that dress at the next concert perhaps! Kindest Regards Patricia as always and cannot wait to hear you sing again.

  106. Michael Thomson Says:

    Any chance of getting details of the personnel on the Great War recording that I’ve just bought on mp3?

  107. Patricia Says:

    Certainly! I’ll send you the booklet notes. It’s such a detailed recording with different groupings for each track, and thus would have been a pain to put on CD Baby. To be honest, digital sales are so miniscule in monetary scale that it just wasn’t worth the immense time it would have cost!

  108. Ewald Lind Says:

    Habe Patricia bei der Gedenkfeier am 1. Juli in Fricourt auf dem deutschen Friedhof mit ihrem Liedvortrag ( Bald ach so balde ) gehört. War sehr ergreifend und für mich und meine Freunde unvergesslich. Bedanke mich nochmals für diesen Beitrag.

  109. Bill Says:

    You were spot on…it truly was a fabulous evening last Saturday at Princelet Street…a superb evocation of Talbot House, proper-looking WW1 soldiers…a charmingly convincing ‘French’ madame ensuring we were all at ease as we scoffed our (all included) egg chips and wine…top class entertainment from you, Matt and the magician…and even a friendly wave through the window as we left. It could not have been bettered… very many thanks to all involved!

  110. Susan Sheward Says:

    Are you singing in London week commencing 4th December? If so where as we would love to see you again.

  111. Ewald Lind Says:

    Hallo liebe Patricia
    War dieses Jahr zur Gedenkfeier am 1. Juli auf dem deutschen Soldatenfriedhof in Fricourt. Dort haben Sie u.a. das Lied ” Bald ach so balde” gesungen. Es war ein sehr ergreifender Moment in dieser Feier. Ich danke Ihnen und Ihrem musikalischen Begleiter für diese gelungene Darbietung nochmals recht herzlich im Namen meiner Gruppe der Polizei Rheinland-Pfalz.

  112. Leonard Esakowitz Says:

    Spoke to you and a companion very briefly at an exhibition in London a few years ago. No reaso for you to remember, but it was fun discovering your music – not just a pretty face! Have two of your CDs and will buy the latest one, which is perhaps even more to my taste.
    Perhaps you’ll be performing in Scotland some time? I’m based in Glasgow.
    Do you know of the Brittania Panopticon?
    A music hall in Glasgow, under restoration.
    Stan Laurel made his debut there.

    Do you do any modelling?
    I’d happily pay for that if you do. Am in London quite often to visit the lady friend.
    Best wishes. Leonard

  113. James Bennett Says:

    Hi Patricia,
    This is one lovely CD. Thank You. Heard about it on CBC.
    Regards to your mother Jo. Do you miss Gibsons?

  114. David Bolton Says:

    Dear Patricia Hammond:
    We never understand the way little kindnesses can affect others, and I am writing to thank you for the performance that you did of Carrie Jacobs Bond’s song
    “When you Come to the End of a Perfect Day.” Your performance and the pianist brought so much pleasure to me during a difficult time.
    I am a twin, as my email implies, and have always lived with my Brother George. Both of us were brought up listening to all sorts of music, and via player pianos and 78 phonographs, we have always been more than fifty years behind the times. Music Hall, Operettas, Musicals, and Folk Songs were always prevalent.
    My Brother was in poor health, and last week, he passed away. He had his favorite music on, his cat was with him, and I found him in the morning when I went to bring his tea.
    I have been understandably distraught, not the least of which was due to the fact that I am a caregiver for my Mother who has dementia. My life is busy, whether I like it or not.
    I took a break today to listen to your latest performances, and they both were so moving to me. It has lightened me up with its beauty, and I thank you so much.
    Please forgive my writing so much, but I feel very strongly about your work. I would so love to see you in person perform, but my overseas travel days are over for now.
    BTW, Youtube has a nice short film about Carrie Jacobs Bond, and I remember reading about Gracie Fields meeting her in California when she lived there in the 40’s.
    With all good wishes to you, and my thanks.
    David Bolton

  115. JOHN HALL Says:

    Hello Patricia
    I have just bought my 3rd copy of Lovely Day. My Sophie and I have one each but now I am trying to convert my oldest daughter Jennie! She used to be into Techno so there is much work ahead.

    I do hope you have more UK dates before disappearing to BC again. Sophie and I miss you Patricia.
    God Bless and see you soon we hope.
    Kind Regards
    John and Sophie Hall

  116. Henry Pearson Says:

    fell in love with not only your voice but you especially the authentic cloths etc. Don’t worry I am 79 and have long memory of music we played in our farm kitchen on a wind up gramerphone
    in our farm kitchen. I would certainly choose one of your records to take on a desert island

  117. Ken Mathews Says:

    On Saturday the 18th of November, Patricia and Matt Redman came to our village, Oborne, which is just outside Sherborne in Dorset, and put on their concert ‘Songs of The Great War’. It was brilliant! In fact, in a way it was a pity that they were up on a stage as their performance is so wonderfully informal – we could all have been sitting around the fireside at home – a family gathering! Patricia’s sang the songs – she really does have a beautiful voice – and the virtuoso Matt accompanied her on a whole range of stringed instruments. Although the background to the songs – the Great War – is somber, there was nothing maudlin or sentimental about the music – well, alright, just a little bit sentimental at times! But with their relaxed style and their chatter about the songs and Matt’s instruments, it was a hugely entertaining and fun evening, one that we will long remember. We want them both to come back to Oborne as soon as possible to do their 1940’s concert. Thank you Patricia and Matt for coming a long way to deepest Dorset and giving us a truly great evening.

    Ken Mathews

  118. Donald Townshend Says:

    Can’t stop singing Japanese Sandman. Loved what I could get of that gig. And you look great, too!

  119. Diana Davis Says:

    Hi Patricia

    We are Downe WI, Kent celebrating our 100 year with a lunch
    on July 9th and wondered if you would be interested in
    singing for us and how much you would charge for an hour
    after our lunch. A member of our committee saw you at West Wickham and thought you were great.
    Diana Davis (President_)

  120. Marijke Dieusaert Says:

    Dear Mrs Hammond,

    For my fathers´birthday, I want to buy the CD on which you sang the song / Aria ´Bist du bei mir´BWV 508 (Leipzig 1725). I can not find it. Can you help me? He would be so happy with it.
    Thank you in advance.
    Kind regards,
    Marijke Dieusaert

  121. ERNEST BARTON Says:

    Selling only one CD at the Swaledale festival is probably more a comment on the cultural desert of North Yorkshire than the recording process.

  122. Beverly Fletcher Says:

    I have just read your article in the issue of ‘You’ magazine for 21st July 2019 about the postcards you sent to the Canadian lady; by mistake! What a wonderful piece and so evocative. If I may tell you, I send holiday postcards to a friend’s mother who has advanced dementia as I like to imagine my friend reading it to her; hopefully on some level she can enjoy a brief snapshot of where I am and what I’ve done.
    They are a lovely way to keep in touch and it’s so sad fewer people seem to be sending them anymore.You cannot cradle a picture on a ‘phone in the same way…
    You must have made such a difference to her and I hope that thought gives you some comfort; it gave me a warm glow just reading it.
    Thank you again and every success in the coming years.
    Best wishes,
    Beverly Fletcher

  123. Dennis Rice Says:

    Hi. I was looking for the CD “She Wrote the Songs.” Is it out? If so, your site does not allow it to be purchased. And thanks for what you do.


  124. Patricia Says:

    Oh goodness yes I must update that. Thank you. The CD is here:

  125. Niall Sullivan Says:

    I grew up on these Victorian and Edwardian songs in the 1950s and 60s. particularly around Christmas at fanily gatherings. My grandmother would fill the Mat Redmann role on the piano,accompanying our vocal efforts at Love;s Old sweet Song, The Miner’s Dream of Home, G&S, Percy French, A Perfedt Day, In The Gloaming etc. My grand father was a Music hall singer and actor-manager and continue to belt out sogs of this period into his 80s.I also love your renditions of the civil War songs, particularly the Southrn ones reawakening my Gone With The Wind experiences.
    Hopeyou’ll be back in chester soon

  126. ERNEST BARTON Says:

    I asked for IN DARKNESS LET ME DWELL by JOHN DOWLAND published 1610 apparently but I really hope it was actually written before then and Queen Elizabeth who died in 1603 at least heard it because I always think Patricia sings it as Gloriana herself might have when free from fortune and mens eyes – Notoriously insomniac and plagued by terrible dreams when she did at last doze off. a tormented spirit full of righteous anger and secret gnawing guilt. I have always found the Renaissance lute a strange shell of death as it exists in Europe – it was clearly designed as a parlour instrument because even birdsong will drown it let alone a soaring Mezzo . What Matt gives us here is a kind of Mythic – Dowland fled from the Court of King James I to the Ottoman Porte. James was a Protestant a pedant and a graceless bogey picking bore. Dowland was a Catholic so he had to go as many others did. He spent time in Denmark and The Empire He might have sailed to Constantinople. THIS IS THE TURKISH VERSION Matt plays an Oud the lutes great grandfather, much louder fretless and built for melodic improvisation. Patricia even chose a dress that looks 16th Century Turkish a lot more comfortable than the stand up by themselves monstrance’s of Elizabeth’s reign. I was surprised I had overthought the event and it turned out as something new and brighter despite the melancholy words obsessed by death .

  127. ERNEST BARTON Says:

    Go get one booked and sung – its like being a Duke of Chandos or a Prince Esterházy for ten minutes before coming down bang to earth.

  128. ERNEST BARTON Says:

    Patricia I just listened to the latest home concert. I had been a little concerned about the later verses of ‘My Lagan Love’ as it gets a lot steamier round verse three or four and becomes just the kind of thing an old Irish Baritone that had too much the drink taken, would pull his vulcanised rubber teeth out for.
    “Her warm kiss is felicity that knows no trace of sin”
    I need not have worried you sensed its ancient barbaric roots and sang it like a high priestess in the depths of the great tumulus at New Grange reinforced by Matts eerie thundering BASS. If ever an instrument created its own mythic space its that one. And then the strange words the old aural similes the bogwood fire all fitted in a Song of Hearts desire.
    I think it’s one of your great gifts that you can hold and hold those long notes and then slowly bend them like gold wires without losing forward momentum.

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  130. ERNEST BARTON Says:

    I just watched and heard the latest recital and have no fears ‘HOW LONG GREAT GOD’ sounds like the masterwork it is and your nose probably itched from delivering that disembodied angel head voice with all its ornaments glittering and every single word as clear as glass. I think the earthy rumble and density of the organ counterpointed the vocal swirls wonderfully – the Melotron does a grand impersonation without the bulk and mass of a pipe organ – I need to listen again, for the harpsichord now I am not worried about the words . As Matt said at the end it is a perfect document of its time – the dawn of the Age of Enlightenment. The upward Baroque gaze of “Points again to Thee” was a perfect touch. From now on you TOTALLY OWN THIS as a finisher or an Encore or even as a Funeral Song

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  133. ERNEST BARTON Says:

    When You sing Amsterdam it becomes a Majestic Anthem that rises above the polluted waters of a real port and sails out as a great galleon with a figurehead of a goddess with her hands on hips hips into the fog of a symbolist sea. YES I was lying before, my computer has no sound and the cheepo tablet has a developed charging fault and shuts off after 2 minutes reading 1 percent. So I bought myself a bigger tablet and plugged in the phone pre amplifier the sound is wonderful the Oud perfect the vocal sublime and I am so glad I asked you to do it.

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  135. ERNEST BARTON Says:

    Ernest Barton
    You know the story Absolom rebelling against his father David is defeated in an oak wood by David’s army and 20,000 are slain in the forest. Fleeing on a mule – he passes under a spreading oak and his long most probably curly hair gets caught in the branches leaving him hanging, Davids general JOAB comes up and knowing that David wanted his son spared Hurls three darts – PLUMBATA into his chest. Its what a professional soldier would do – kill your kings enemies because if they live they are just likely to try it again. Absolom is cut down still alive and probably after the usual things like blinding nose removal and castration is finally killed and buried under rocks . This bloody story is the prequal to the song and the tones of battle come through in Matts brief intro – Here I am not sure if the melotron had been primed with samples because the result hardly sounds like a piano at all it has deep reverberating notes and bell like murderous high pitched cords in the right hand that reminded me of the Battle on the Ice in Alexander Nevsky Then Patricia comes in deep and relates how David wept for the son who hated him “Would that I had died for thee O Absolom my son.” The sudden flung down page of sheet music behind her produces the merest flicker of a smile but she carries on unflinching as the repetitions get more emotional and picks up the huge cowboy triangle by its string and gives it a single magical TING right at the end. Only then does the masque of intense sorrow slip. But they carry on discussing it afterwards as though there was something there in it more felt than heard as polyphonic music always seems to have before going on to do a George Formby number with great gusto and bright red lips.

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  141. Says:

    Un momento importante ⅾella sua esistenza.

  142. Paul Says:

    I bought this a few months ago. I have listened to it a few dozen times. I still cannot listen to it without crying.

  143. Patricia Says:

    That is lovely!! Thank you so much. It is a heart-rending time. Thank you.

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  145. Anna Says:

    Hello Patricia,
    My mom discovered your Tango of the Roses on Youtube and remembered it from her youth. She asked whether you had it in Greek, and you responded that you would be able to send her a scan of the greek sheet music.
    She’d love to have the scan but didn’t know how to contact you with her email.
    I hope contacting you here will work. Thank you for the lovely music!

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  147. veronica brown Says:

    We have a Mandolin (in need 0f repair) which belonged to my father in law. He played in a band of mandolins and other like instruments during his service withe the Royal Marines, I’m not sure when he was in the service, but I know he was in the 1st world war, and didn’t leave until the 1920, having served his 22 years, We have some photographs of this band.

  148. Patricia Says:

    That is fascinating! The world of the WW1 Mandolin is one that is hardly ever shown in movies, no matter how well researched it seems…which is a great shame. They were a huge part of many young men’s lives. Matt’s even doing a project around the “BMG” movement…(Banjo, Mandolin, Guitar)

  149. John Wm. McMicking Says:

    Vveerryy sslloowwllyy “catching up” with “All things Patricia”… (Festival of Remembrance — eyes doing that warm and moist thing again…).

  150. John Wm. McMicking Says:

    Wi’ a hundred pipers an’ a’, an’ a’,…

  151. Kenneth R. Weeks Says:

    As I expected, the voice is enchanting, and the the piano accompaniment is absolutely superb!! Brava, brava!!

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  153. John Hall Says:

    Hello Patricia. Long time. I wondered what you are up to these (almost) post-covid days. Any gigs planned in the North London area or Essex would be better now as I no longer reside in Cockney-land but that is another story. I do hope you and all the gang are OK and keeping very busy.

    Love to hear from you with all your plans
    Kindest Regards

  154. Kenneth R. Weeks Says:

    Not only does this album achieve artistic elegance, but technically it is the acme of perfection, with perfect acoustic balance between piano and voice. Magnificent!

  155. Patricia Says:

    Thank you!! I’d LOVE to do another album like it.

  156. Kenneth R. Weeks Says:

    Last comment referred to “Le Charme.”

  157. Angela Says:

    I just love your music and have only just found it! I am trying to pick up the words of the middle 2 lines lines of the second verse of Yours.

    Could anyone kindly fill in the gaps please?

    The cloak of evening is wrapped around us
    There is a spell……………
    ………………the moon has found us
    It hears me open my heart to you.

    Many thanks – and one day I hope to see you live!
    Best wishes

  158. Patricia Says:

    Dear Angela, just noticing these messages today! It’s ‘there is a spell in its mystic blue; This wondrous evening, the moon has found us, it hears me offer my all to you”

  159. Mark Says:

    Good morning both,
    I saw you both up in Osterley Ward 1 West Middlesex Hospital. Your work there was great. Thourghly enjoyed that little impromptue midday party. Orlando and i particularly loved it. He had a rough start to the day with late painkiller dxlivery and i was at less than full possitivity. He was the big Rasta man and i was the guy with long white hair in the bed beside him.
    Really great you gave time up to entertain and get us to join in.
    Big thanks. That Blue Mink Song…..Good Morning Freedom.

  160. Patricia Says:

    Oh wow, Mark! I am so so so sorry I only just saw this! I remember you well! And Orlando.

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