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Scottish choir in Barga

Scottish choir in Barga

St. Georges's School for Girls, Edinburgh, Scotland

St George’s School in Edinburgh, Scotland is a private all girls’ independent day and boarding school in the heart of the city. It provides an all-round education for girls from 2-18 years. Established in 1888 by the pioneers of women’s education in Scotland, St George’s is now Scotland’s largest all girls’ school and the only […]

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Barga remembers the victims of Arandora Star

Barga remembers the victims of Arandora Star

"To forget would be a greater tragedy " - Gino Tambini, grandson of Giovanni Tambini, lost on the Arandora Star, July 2, 1940

In early June 1940, immediately Italy entered the Second World War, all Italian male civilians between the ages of 18 and 70 years living in the UK were arrested by the police and military to be interned under instructions of the War Cabinet. Following a decision to transport a number of internees to Canada and […]

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200 images of Barga exhibited in the Scottish Parliament

200 images of Barga exhibited in the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament is the devolved national, unicameral legislature of Scotland. Located in the Holyrood area of the capital city, Edinburgh, Scotland - it is frequently referred to by the metonym Holyrood.

In 2016 the week-long School in Barga, the ‘most Scottish town in Italy’, brought together students from across Europe and North America to learn Scottish music and dance, with tutors from Scotland and Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Barga artist Keane, founder and editor of barganews.com, documented the week in a series of photographs. On 20th June […]

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Keane: Exhibition of Photographs at the Scottish Parliament

Keane: Exhibition of Photographs at the Scottish Parliament

200 images of Barga in the Scottish Parliament Building

In 2016 a week-long School in Barga, the ‘most Scottish town in Italy’, brought together students from across Europe and North America to learn Scottish music and dance, with tutors from Scotland and Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Barga artist Keane, founder and editor of barganews, documented the week in a series of photographs. On 20th June […]

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The Fish Supper By Jonathan Tait

The Fish Supper By Jonathan Tait

The annual Fish and chip festival in Barga has been the focal point for a stirring story on the Scottish Book Trust site by *Jonathan Tait (full article on their site can be seen here) ———————————————- This is a simple story about eating fish and chips. My story could go like this: “I went to […]

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Students from Scotland visiting Barga

Students from Scotland visiting Barga

St. Gabriel primary School di Prestonpans gemellati con la scuola primaria di Filecchio

For the past decade there has been a steady stream of pupils from Italy and Scotland going backwards and forwards between the two countries. The Prestonpans, Cockenzie and Port Seton and Longniddry school cluster has long-established links with this region, which has seen Italian pupils make reciprocal trips to Scotland. As you can hear in […]

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Shamrock Irish Pub: Robert Burns night

Shamrock Irish Pub: Robert Burns night

On the 25th January 1759 the poet Robert Burns was born and on that day all over Scotland and the rest of the world where the Scots have settled, Burns Supper are organised and attended. Barga with its huge Scottish tradition of course took part in these celebrations. More than 250 years after his birth, […]

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School of Traditional Scottish Music, Song and Dance

School of Traditional Scottish Music, Song and Dance

This article by Jenny Laurie describes the school’s activities and records the students’ responses to their unique musical experience - SEPTEMBER 19th to 24th 2016 - Barga, Italy

The school was founded in 2010 by the well-known Scottish piper and maker of pipes HAMISH MOORE. 2016 is the second year of the school and is perhaps the year in which it has become consolidated and reinforced for students. Just as important is the fact that 2016 is the year the Music School has […]

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Where would you go to learn Cape Breton step dance?

Where would you go to learn Cape Breton step dance?

Tuscany of course.... article by Iain Richardson

Why on earth would you head to a hill town in Tuscany to learn Cape Breton step dance? It turns out there are quite a lot of good reasons… In September this year, 60 students and tutors arrived in the medieval hill town of Barga, sometimes described as the most Scottish town in Italy. The occasion […]

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Barga, la terrazza sulle Apuane amata dagli Scozzesi

Barga, la terrazza sulle Apuane amata dagli Scozzesi

article about Barga on the MUST review site by Gabriele Maneschi

Barga, Media Valle del Serchio, è un’elegante cittadina medievale, di origine ligure – apuana adagiata sul Colle di Romeggio. Dalla Porta Reale o Mancianella, s’intrecciano, su una struttura multilivello, palazzi rinascimentali, viuzze e vicoli gradinati – le caratteristiche ”carraie”. Dall’alto, a dominare l’abitato, il Duomo o Collegiata di San Cristoforo del IX secolo. La Via […]

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Final Concert: School of Traditional Scots and Gaelic Music

Final Concert: School of Traditional Scots and Gaelic Music

the final concert for the school was held in Piazza Salvo Salvi in front of a large enthusiastic crowd - a fitting end to an incredible week

Càirdeas nam Pìobairean (Hamish Moore’s organisation, The Fellowship of Pipers)  presents the 2016 School of Traditional Scots and Gaelic Song, Music and Dance in Barga. I am very happy to be writing again for barganews and this time, a somewhat in depth article (full article can be read here) concerning the school which took place in the […]

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Fiddles and step dancing at Graziella Cosimini’s

Fiddles and step dancing at Graziella Cosimini’s

the carpet is rolled back inside Graziella Cosimini's clothes shop in Barga Vecchia and the music and the rhythmic sound of step dancing starts to fill the piazza

Càirdeas nam Pìobairean (Hamish Moore’s organisation, The Fellowship of Pipers)  presents the 2016 School of Traditional Scots and Gaelic Song, Music and Dance in Barga. I am very happy to be writing again for barganews and this time, a somewhat in depth article (full article can be read here) concerning the school which took place in […]

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