Hammond: Duais An Dorais

(Hammond: A Parting Gift)

1 x 60' - BBC TWO NI & TG4 (2018)


In the words of Seamus Heaney - "He was a great Ulsterman and a great Irishman, a man of rare energy, one of the transformers in Irish life. He was a courageous romantic, a heroic democrat, free of sectarianism and free of ideology."

Made to mark the 10th anniversary of his death, this landmark documentary examines the life and legacy of David Hammond - broadcaster, folk-singer and artist.

DoubleBand Films’ programme, presented by Neil Martin, reflects the many different aspects of David Hammond’s career. It celebrates his sense of curiosity about people and the world and his role as an educator and custodian of cultural diversity. The programme captures the lyricism of Hammond’s work as a broadcaster and uses archive recordings, musical performances and interviews to convey the breadth of his interests and achievements. 

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