Thank you to a talented, wonderful group of songwriters! You all made the 2023 Hope Town Music and Rum Festival a memorable event!
The Hope Town Music and Rum Festival is meant to celebrate the resolute heart of Hope Town and its people, who have emerged from hardship ready to renew the hospitality and warm welcomes that the island is famous for. The festival features a roster of musicians and rum tastings at the concerts.
The inside joke in the Lammond’s family is, “Home away from home is Hope Town”.
The Lammond’s relationship and journey with Hope Town began in 1980s, when Rebecca (a Registered Hospice Nurse) and Phillip (a Professional Song Writer with Curb Records) first visited Carissa cottage, on a secret tip from a friend. Phillip said, “when we first stepped on the lower dock, smell of hibiscus, cracked conch and Vernons banana bread took over. We felt our pace slow down and Let Hope Town put her arms around us.”
For over three decades, Rebecca, Phillip, and their two children have been stalwart citizens, committed activists, stewards and defenders of Hope Town, “the most beautiful and gracious island in the world”. The Hope Town Rum Festival is excited to invite Phillip and family to share their love for this beautiful island. In a series of intimate evenings the family, along with some of the world’s greatest songwriters and performers, will celebrate Hope Town, the island that has given them so much.