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“Il Saluto di Giovanni Moscardini” premiere in Barga

“Il Saluto di Giovanni Moscardini” premiere in Barga

Back in August 2008 we published an article about Blair Douglas, one of Scotland’s foremost musicians who had just penned a composition in honour of the Scots-Italian footballer, Giovanni or Johnny Moscardini, who though born in Falkirk in 1897, took to the field a total of nine times for ‘Azzurri’ between 1921 and 1925. The […]

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The Barga School of Piping

The Barga School of Piping

Barga School of Piping, Traditional Music and Dance – Hamish Moore is delighted to announce an exciting new Summer School to be held in Barga in Tuscany  from the 20th – 27th June 2010. Barga is where he spent last 2008 as musician in residence (all of Hamish’s articles written that year can be found […]

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Cantara – Scottish "Celtic" band play Fornaci

As part of the 1st May Festival in Fornaci di Barga, one of the events was a Scottish Market with Mike Lemetti and also live music from the band Cantara. Cantara are a Scottish “Celtic” band who play a fusion of Scottish and Irish traditional music, with strong Latin, jazz and reggae influences.. The band […]

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Burns night at Da Riccardo

Robert Burns (25 January 1759 – 21 July 1796)  So 250 years after his birth 60 guests sat down this evening for the 2nd Annual Burns Supper organised at Da Riccardo on the Fosso. To add to the occasion, the guest of honour – the haggis, was “captured” and flown in specially this morning on […]

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The Royal Scots Borderers in Barga

The regimental band of the Royal Scots Borderers led by Captain P Wilman and the pipes, drums and dancers of the 1st Battalion of the Royal Regiment of Scotland were in Barga this afternoon for a stirring display of Scottish Military precision marching, music and dancing. The rain kept away long enough for the one […]

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Caledonian Piping Club play Piazza Angelio

The Caledonian Pipe Band from Saltcoats, North Ayrshire, Scotland were in Barga today for a reception in their honour at the Palazzo Pancrazi. The mayor of Barga, Umberto Sereni presented then with a commemoration plaque and flags for their visit to the city. They in their turn presented at the city with gifts from Saltcoats.

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The Haven Fiddlers in Piazza Angelio

After the concert in the Duomo of a couple of nights ago (article here) Barga got a better glimpse of just what Scottish traditional music can actually be like … movement, dancing and fun were all on the menu this evening in Piazza Angelio as the Haven Fiddlers played their third concert in as many […]