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The Meadows Mummers in Barga

The Meadows Mummers in Barga

performance of the Scottish folk play "Galoshins", updated for the 21st century.

The Meadows Mummers used to be called, the world’s only all-female mumming troupe; but then discovered friends in Birmingham, so now they are saying they are the only all-female GALOSHINS troupe. For anyone unfamiliar with the term «mumming», it refers to the practice of groups of amateur actors performing folk drama, frequently with a religious […]

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Daily image 4th September 2019

Daily image 4th September 2019
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Daily image 3rd September 2019

Daily image 3rd September 2019
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Daily image 2nd September 2019

Daily image  2nd September 2019
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Lecture by Prof. Gary West – Hamish Henderson Memorial

Lecture by Prof. Gary West – Hamish Henderson Memorial

Barga School of Scots Music, Song and Dance

Hamish Scott Henderson (11 November 1919 – 9 March 2002) was a Scottish poet, songwriter, communist, soldier and intellectual. He was a catalyst for the folk revival in Scotland. He was also an accomplished folk song collector and discovered such notable performers as Jeannie Robertson, Flora MacNeil and Calum Johnston. Discussions around national identity and […]

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Barga School of Scots Music, Song and Dance

Barga School of Scots Music, Song and Dance

first night jam session in Piazza Annunziata at Elisa Restaurant in Barga Vecchia

Càirdeas nam Pìobairean (Hamish Moore’s organisation, The Fellowship of Pipers) presented the 2019 School of Traditional Scots and Gaelic Song, Music and Dance in Barga. Hamish Moore  established a similar school, “Ceòlas”, in the heartland of Gaelic culture on The Hebridean island of South Uist over twenty years ago. The coined name, Ceòlas is a combination […]

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Oxo Collection – Roberto Giansanti – “viaggio”

Oxo Collection – Roberto Giansanti – “viaggio”

Oxo Gallery - Barga Vecchia - Inaugurazione mostra domenica 1 settembre 2019 dalle ore 18:30 con uno speciale Rito del Tè.

Un viaggio intimo nell’anima tra traghettatori, monaci, simbologie e microcosmi. Come ogni viaggio parte con un mezzo. Circondato da “sendo”, traghettato da esperti marinai chi con lanterna per indicare la traiettoria chi con il suo ruolo, lo spettatore, viene accompagnato verso la terra ferma. Qui un monaco che lo conduce alla preghiera o riflessione del […]

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Daily image 1st September 2019

Daily image 1st September 2019
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Chair Art returns to Barga

Chair Art returns to Barga

Garfagnana Chairart originated in Fosciandora from within the small village of Treppignana. It was launched in 2010 with the intention of encouraging creative participation locally for artists and also for those who had no previous experience of participation in public art events

Over the past decade we have published many articles about Chairart (they can be seen here)   – at the very start of the project it was 20 white chairs and 20 possibilities to decorate the chairs by 20 different people. This year once again, the chairs are back in Barga as this week they have moved […]

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Barga Jazz Festival – Hermético

Barga Jazz Festival – Hermético

"Herméto Pascoal - uno dei più impressionanti musicisti al mondo” - Miles Davis

Barga Jazz Festival 2019 chiude il suo programma di concerti sabato 31 Agosto con “Hermético” un progetto dedicato alle musiche di Herméto Pascoal, compositore e polistrumentista brasiliano.   Gli arrangiamenti originali curati da Rossano Emili prevedono un organico inconsueto dove al “Fat Fingers Sax Quartet”, composto dallo stesso Emili al sax baritono, Moraldo Marcheschi al sax […]

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Daily image 31st August 2019

Daily image 31st August 2019
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Barga Jazz Festival – Enojazz at Elisa

Barga Jazz Festival – Enojazz at Elisa

The extremely successful 2019 Barga Jazz Festival has been running all this month (all articles about the Festival can be seen (here) We are almost at the last concerts but last night there was another musical night which did not appear in the very full program for the events but which never the less is […]