pop-up performance of DIRTY JOHN
This week, the Multi Award Winning Italo-Scottish band, Emma Morton + the Graces released their Confessional album Bitten by the Devil. A unique sound, offsetting the sweet tones typical to Emma’s Scottish folk heritage with the band’s shared passion for jazz, blues and soul, the band kicked off their Bitten by the Devil Tour throughout […]
The La Casa dei Pesci – “Fish Homes” project is the realisation of a dream, the dream of Paolo Fanciulli, a fisherman from the Maremma region of Tuscany.
The social art project, La Casa dei Pesci, which is so captivated visitors to Barga during the summer of 2014, (articles here and here) , moved into its final stages as the last pieces in the jigsaw were lowered into the Mediterranean Sea three years ago today. The La Casa dei Pesci – “Fish Homes” […]
The Polentari from Filecchio were in Barga Vecchia this week end offering to the public freshly prepared polenta
Every month we publish a series of images from the market held in Barga every second Sunday in the month. Some months there is a good influx of people, some months less. In amongst the usual Barbie dolls, bric a brac, Mussolini busts and religious icons, this month here has been a concerted effort to […]
Rockabilly is not a style it's a way of life.
Rockabilly is one of the earliest styles of rock and roll music, dating back to the early 1950s in the United States, especially the South. As a genre it blends the sound of Western musical styles such as country with that of rhythm and blues,leading to what is considered “classic” rock and roll. Some have […]
with Lucia Morelli and Gianluca Paoletti Barsotti
For the second year running, students from the Pisa University were in Barga this morning for a lecture inside the Museo Virtuale e Multimediale Rocche e Fortificazioni della Valle del Serchio in the Volta dei Menchi situated underneath the town hall – the Palazzo Pancrazi with their tutor, docente al dipartimento delle civiltà e del […]
Paola Marchi and her work have appeared on these pages many times over the past few years (articles here) as she is one of the group of creative people here in the city who constantly strive to find a new way of expressing their ideas. Paola Marchi was born in nearby Seravezza on the other […]
The Italian Ambassador will confer on him the honour Ordine della Stella d’Italia, or Order of the Star of Italy in Edinburgh today. Born a Scotsman in Barrhead, he even went to the effort to learn Italian so that he could help the many people from Italy who for generations have lived in Paisley and the West of Scotland, as well as to honour his family’s roots in Barga, Tuscany.
To generations of Paisley families he was known simply as Luigi Pierotti, partner in a number of fish and chip shops in the town and latterly as a newsagent in Rowan Street. But, thanks to an honour that is to be bestowed upon him by the Italian Government today, plain Mr Luigi Pierotti will be […]
Emma Morton and the Barga Shrines
Well it’s been a long wait but finally this week , the long awaited CD from Emma Morton and the Graces has started to put in an appearance. “Bitten by the Devil” is the name on the front cover (image by Caterina Salvi ) and it contains nine new tracks from Emma and the band. […]
DA ARISTO - Written by Linsey and dedicated to Giovani, Antonella, Lorenzo, Keane, The Aristodemos and all the wonderful people who inhabit this wonderful little bar, the unofficial cultural centre of Barga, the most Scottish town in Tuscany, Italy.
Back in 2014 we published an article about the Scottish folk musicians, Linsey Aitken and Ken Campbell who are regular visitors to the city and mentioned that once again their particular sound was heard in Barga Vecchia as they gave a series of impromptu “mini- concerts” in five different locations through out the city. Why five […]
<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span> Sara Bergamini – voce | Laura Cosimini – chitarra | Francesco Viani – basso | Francesco Annunziata – batteria
Giovedì 3 maggio alle ore 19.00 nella chiesa di San Pietro in Campo il nostro Arcivescovo ha incontrato i ragazzi di Barga che faranno la Cresima il prossimo 2 giugno, quelli di Fornaci che hanno fatto la Cresima lo scorso 28 aprile e il gruppo del dopo- cresima. insieme agli animatori e a don Giovanni. […]
Bruna Cordati Martinelli, 18th Oct 1922 – 2nd Dec 2013 was a teacher, a literary critic and author and was the daughter of the painter Bruno Cordati and lived until the last couple of days of her life in the Palazzo Cordati in Barga Vecchia, in amongst her father’s collection of paintings and art gallery. […]