April 30, 2016 is the 50 year remembrance of the late, great dulcimer player Richard Fariña. Richard died in a motorcycle accident in Carmel Valley, CA on his wife Mimi Fariña's 21st birthday. He left this world way too soon. Would you like to be part of this tribute to Richard? Here are a few ideas …
- If you knew Richard, post some of your memories of him.
- If you didn’t know Richard, but he influenced you, share how his life, music, writing, dulcimer playing, etc., affected you.
We’re in touch with Richard’s Irish family who live in County Tyrone in Northern Ireland, where Richard's mother was born. We’ll send your well wishes, thoughts, etc. to Richard’s family. Their local church in Moortown will be announcing Richard’s anniversary this weekend at their mass services. Here are a few more ideas for you to be involved …
- Listen to some of the Fariña’s music. And/or play some of his music on your dulcimer.
- Read some of Richard’s writing. His novel Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up To Me is an underground classic.
- Learn more about Richard and Mimi on Doug Cooke’s extensive website: http://richardandmimi.com
- Listen to the 2 part podcast episode about Richard:
Part 1: http://dulcimuse.com/podcast/resource/004.html
Part 2: http://dulcimuse.com/podcast/resource/005.html
Many thanks to those who contributed to the podcast episodes about Richard. There’s lots of great music in these episodes from Caroline Doctorow, Plainsong, Neal Hellman, Robert Force, and Jerry Rockwell. There are also interviews with members of Richard’s family, and dulcimer players who were influenced by Richard.
updated by @patricia-delich: 04/29/16 12:51:33PM