young, a music teacher at Cabin Hill Prep.School in Belfast, a tutor in music at Queen's University Belfast, a pianist, journalist and music critic, and a Director at the Arts Council of Northern Ireland for twenty years ....


had compositions commissioned and performed by artists such as Jan Pascal Tortelier, Jerzi Maksimiuk, Sir James Galway, Barry Douglas, Dame Ann Murray, Sarah Walker, contributed biographical chapters to a book on Sir Hamilton Harty (pub.Blackstaff 1979), a keen interest in smart cars....

old(-er), retired, a Doctor of Music, an arts correspondent for radio, internet sites and newspapers, a convert to the delights of furniture painting....and, of course, still a composer.....

Reviews of Philip Hammond musical work

“Philip Hammond’s setting of three poems by Verlaine was a subtle and beautiful evocation of French impressionism, with a dash of Schoenberg’s symbolist style thrown in. Lore Lixenberg summoned a beautifully ripe sound….” Ivan Hewitt Daily Tel
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Sir James and Lady Galway will be performing my "Carolan Variations" on their tour of the US October/November 2013 with the Irish Chamber Orchestra and JoAnn Falletta
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Miniatures and Modulations includes "The Beardless Boy" which appeared on Michael McHale's recent debut CD album entitled "The Irish Piano". You can see Michael perform it at
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