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The guitarist and luthier active in the Cambridge folk revival recalls an impromptu, last-minute upgrade on Richard's dulcimer that had long-lasting influence.
A video of Mimi and Banana playing on German TV in 1988 has recently come to light. Many thanks to Michael Kleff, who is also producing a forthcoming CD of one of their shows from this period, scheduled for release in early 2017.
You can also find it on the Mimi Filmography page.
A nice a capella version by the young English musician and his friends.
(Released May 2016)
Raidió Teilifís Éireann of Ireland has produced a 40-minute documentary on Richard's life, including interviews with his cousins.
Richard Fariña: From Lough Neagh to Monterey
(Premiered August 13, 2016)
The 50th anniversary of Fariña's death, and of his novel, brought about several tributes from fans and friends.
From the creators of the documentary, Hearts of the Dulcimer, this excellent two-part podcast explores Fariña's art and enduring influence.
Long-time Fariña fan Iain Matthews, who has been covering Richard's songs since his days with Fairport Convention, releases a tribute album with his band Plainsong. The CD includes "Sombre Winds," a song Fariña never released. On sale September 11.
The band A Fragile Tomorrow is made up of three brothers who are cousins of Richard. They have teamed up with Joan Baez to record "One Way Ticket" for their album, Make Me Over, released October 2015.
The singer-songwriter's latest album, My Weekly Reader, is a collection of covers of 60s classics by Moby Grape, Country Joe, and more.
Mimi appears on two songs, "Legend in my Time" (written by Don Gibson) and "Morning, Morning" (written by Tuli Kupferberg). These recordings first appeared on the Wolfgang's Vault website and are now available on CD.
A live concert from Cleveland, Ohio, 1972 has been issued by Klondike Records.
NEW SCREEN SHOTS ADDED:
I've added screen shots from the following films:
Celebration at Big Sur
Joan Baez: How Sweet the Sound
Greenwich Village: Music that Defined a Generation
Fariña's novel has been translated into Polish.
The website has returned after a hiatus of over a year.