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Arandora Star – the search for a missing mosaic war memorial

Arandora Star – the search for a missing mosaic war memorial

James Selbie designed and created the mosaic to commemorate the Arandora Star tragedy.

A mystery regarding a missing memorial to one of the worst shipping disasters of the Second World War has focused on Greenock, Scotland The stone mosaic — which was created in memory of more than 800 people who perished in the sinking of the liner Arandora Star (article here) — was gifted to the town’s […]

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Scottish writer James Robertson with his latest novel – “Solo la terra resiste”

Scottish writer James Robertson with his latest novel – “Solo la terra resiste”

da oggi nelle librerie italiane - "Solo la terra resiste", l’ultimo romanzo dello scrittore scozzese James Robertson, edito da paginauno, titolo originale "And the Land Lay Still"

The long term connections with Barga and Scotland continued this afternoon with a presentation in the Palazzo Pancrazi of the Scottish poet and writer, James Robertson with his latest novel, “Solo la terra resiste” –  “And the Land Lay Still” His subject is Scotland, from 1950 to the present day. It gives him a fair […]

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Plaque to commemorate John Bellany unveiled

Plaque to commemorate John Bellany unveiled

John Bellany 1942 – 2013

The mayor of Barga, Marco Bonini, the mayor of Molazzana Rino Simonetti,  il senatore Andrea Marcucci, ex mayor of Barga , Umberto Sereni and Helen Bellany all spoke this weekend as a plaque to commemorate the gallery used by John Bellany in Piazza Anglio was unveiled. Speeches by the mayor of Barga, Marco Bonini, the mayor […]

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Arandora Star – La tragedia dimenticata

Arandora Star –  La tragedia dimenticata

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

Per fortuna a Barga c’è l’Istituto Storico Lucchese. Lo diciamo sinceramente, perché se non ci fosse questa attivissima sezione, la Fondazione Ricci e poche altre iniziative di singoli cittadini, qui, la memoria di chi ci ha preceduto sarebbe lasciata cadere in un triste e assordante oblio. Già, perché non bastano le corone di fiori e […]

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Hamish Moore School – Gala Concert

Hamish Moore School – Gala Concert

The final evening of the Hamish Moore: School of Traditional Song, Music and Dance. After a week of intense music making in private in the various studios around Barga Vecchia, it was time for the lecturers at the school to shut their stuff out in the piazza – the Gala Concert in Piazza Salvo Salvi. […]

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Hamish Moore: School of Traditional Song, Music and Dance

Hamish Moore: School of Traditional Song, Music and Dance

a procession out of Barga for an evening based around music, wine and polenta at the La Cantina del Vino

Two pipers leading the way as all 60 musicians attending the Hamish Moore School of Traditional Song, Music and Dance were led out of Barga Vecchia, down through Barga Giardino and out into the valley to the Cantina del Vino. There they were met by the staff of the Cantina del Vino and various members of the […]

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Hamish Moore: School of Traditional Song, Music and Dance

Hamish Moore: School of Traditional Song, Music and Dance

and the work in progress continues around Barga with musicians working preparing for tomorrows final concert

Càirdeas nam Pìobairean (Hamish Moore’s organisation, The Fellowship of Pipers) presented the 2017 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 twenty years ago. The coined name, Ceòlas is a combination of […]

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Hamish Moore: School of Traditional Song, Music and Dance

Hamish Moore: School of Traditional Song, Music and Dance

Day 4 and the students ignore the arrival of "less than sunny weather" and practice continues in various studios around Barga Vecchia

Càirdeas nam Pìobairean (Hamish Moore’s organisation, The Fellowship of Pipers) presented the 2017 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 twenty years ago. The coined name, Ceòlas is a combination of […]

 keane

Hamish Moore: School of Traditional Song, Music and Dance

Hamish Moore: School of Traditional Song, Music and Dance

The piazzas of Barga are filling up with the sound of Scottish music each night as the students and teachers of the School of Traditional Song, Music and Dance relax and jam with each other.

Càirdeas nam Pìobairean (Hamish Moore’s organisation, The Fellowship of Pipers) presented the 2017 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 twenty years ago. The coined name, Ceòlas is a combination of […]

 keane

Hamish Moore: School of Traditional Song, Music and Dance

Hamish Moore: School of Traditional Song, Music and Dance

presentation in Palazzo Pancrazi of Hamish and the School

Càirdeas nam Pìobairean (Hamish Moore’s organisation, The Fellowship of Pipers) presented the 2017 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 twenty years ago. The coined name, Ceòlas is a combination of […]

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Hamish Moore: The Barga vanga paintings

Hamish Moore: The Barga vanga paintings

Hamish Moore plays in Palazzo Pancrazi as the exhibition closes

  The latest exhibition by Keane, 10 paintings in lacquered oil mounted back-to-back in the lobby of Palazzo Pancrazi, is an eloquent study in the suggestive complexity of simple objects. Their immediate subject is the “vanga,” the traditional spade used by Tuscan peasants since time immemorial to turn their soil. Viewed from a variety of […]

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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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