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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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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 […]