I've been collecting Fariña memorabilia for awhile. I love their music. I've played dulcimer since I was a teenager in the 70s and Richard was my main influence. This page is a collection of some of my Fariña memorabilia.
"The timbers are: spruce top, Australian Red Cedar neck with a black ebony fingerboard and headstock inlaid with pearl shell. The back and sides are New Guinea Rosewood trimmed with the same imitation tortoiseshell that is used for spectacle frames. So you can sleep easy knowing that no tortoise or any other animal had to suffer, only that poor half blind man who was hoping to get new spectacles.
It occurred to me that you might like to know, the last person to play your dulcimer was Peggy Seeger. She was down here on tour and asked me to bring a dulce for her to play. As a result of playing your Lyric (Terry corrected himself on another email; he meant Celtic, not Lyric) she ordered a new one for herself. I made her first one back in the 60's'."
Letters from Richard
My husband and I had the pleasure of meeting Richard's relatives -- both Cuban and Irish. We met Omar Lugones, Richard's Cuban cousin, at a talk he gave called Remembering Richard Fariña. Hosted by Friends of the Carmel Valley Library, October 1, 2011. With Omar's permission, I have posted an audio file of his talk.
In 2014, we were asked to screen Hearts of the Dulcimer at a music festival in Scotland. We decided to go early and visit Ireland. During that trip to Ireland, we met 3 of Richard's Irish relatives: Ownie Crozier (Richard's uncle), and Jim and Joe Crozier (Richard's cousins). Here are some photos from that trip. [Coming soon.]
In depth podcast episodes about Richard
Richard Fariña Tribute Part 1
Richard Fariña Tribute Part 2
Richard Fariña and the Cambridge Folk Music Scene PART 1: A Conversation with Rick Turner
Richard Fariña and the Cambridge Folk Music Scene PART 2: A Conversation with Ed Freeman
All photos on this site were taken by myself or my husband, with exceptions noted. Please ask for permission before using any materials on this site.
March 15, 2017