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Bagpipes lead procession to Polenta

Bagpipes lead procession to Polenta

The week long School of Traditional Song, Music and Dance School organised by Hamish Moore is almost at an end but today the whole school moved out of Barga Vecchia and spread their wings as they moved in procession down the hill with a piper at the head as they moved onto the La Cantina […]

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Scacciagui – School of Traditional Song, Music and Dance

Scacciagui – School of Traditional Song, Music and Dance

The school of Scots and Gaelic traditional song, music and dance moves into the Scacciagui restaurant at the end of a long day but the music just keeps on coming So – what of Barga and The School here? Firstly the school will eschew the stereotypical view of what Scottish Culture is – the parody of […]

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Step dance tutor Pat Ballantyne in Barga

Step dance tutor Pat Ballantyne in Barga

The school of Scots and Gaelic traditional song and music now moves in dance.

Step dance tutor Pat Ballantyne is based in Aberdeen, Scotland and has been dancing, teaching and playing in a cèilidh band for a number of years. She has taught step dance in schools, at fèisean, and at community workshops in many locations and has performed in Scotland, Europe and Cape Breton Island where she learned […]

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Barga alive with Gaelic music

Barga alive with Gaelic music

the piazzas of Barga are alive with the sound of Scottish voices, songs and tunes

So – what of Barga and The School here? Firstly the school will eschew the stereotypical view of what Scottish Culture is – the parody of itself which was a politically motivated creation. They will be rediscovering and celebrating with the help of the best of their tradition bearers their beautiful past traditions which have been saved for them, […]

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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) prepares to present the 2016 School of Traditional Scots and Gaelic Song, Music and Dance in Barga. The forthcoming school which will take place in the Conservatorio di San Elisabetta in Barga Vecchia between the 17th and 24th September 2016. Hamish Moore  established a similar school, “Ceòlas”, in […]

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Da Aristo: traditional Scottish music

Da Aristo: traditional Scottish music

Hamish Moore and the Barga School of Scottish Music is just about to take off in Barga but just before most of the participants arrive, it was time this evening for an impromptu concert at Da Aristo’s in Barga Vecchia. The incessant rain which fell on Barga for most of the day meant that sitting outside […]

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Hamish Moore: School of Traditional Song, Music and Dance

Hamish Moore: School of Traditional Song, Music and Dance

SOGNI D’ORO

Càirdeas nam Pìobairean (Hamish Moore’s organisation, The Fellowship of Pipers) prepares to present 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, concerning the forthcoming school which will take place in the […]

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Hamish Moore – Barga School of Scottish Music

Learn traditional music, song and dance with world-class Scottish and Cape Breton tutors. The next School will take place from 2nd-9th September 2017.

” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]     Càirdeas nam Pìobairean (Hamish Moore’s organisation, The Fellowship of Pipers) prepares to present the 2017 School of Traditional Scots and Gaelic Song, Music and Dance in Barga. The forthcoming school which will take place  in Barga Vecchia  from 2nd-9th September 2017 – more information can be found here […]

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Johnny Moscardini – tribute to the only Scot to play for the Italians

Johnny Moscardini – tribute to the only Scot to play for the Italians

Barga once again features in the Scottish press - this time an article by Kirsten Paterson in the National

A TEAM of Scottish writers suffered a 5-0 defeat in Italy last weekend as they took to the pitch to celebrate the only Scot to play for the Italian national side. Giovanni “Johnny” Moscardini became a star in Italy after netting seven goals in nine international games in the 1920s. The Falkirk-born player, who turned […]

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Barga’s Scottish weekend 2,3,4 September 2016

Barga’s Scottish weekend 2,3,4 September 2016

Barga celebrates its connection with Scotland and Scottish culture, by having organizing “Barga’s Scottish Weekend”. It will take place on 2nd 3rd 4th of September. The event will start on Friday 2nd September with the tastings of typically Scottish products in various venues in the historic centre of Barga (reservation recommended). Saturday 3rd September at […]

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Barga’s Scottish Weekend: Johnny Moscardini Stadium

Barga’s Scottish Weekend: Johnny Moscardini Stadium

Domattina, alle dieci, al Johnny Moscardini stadium scenderanno in campo le nazionali scrittori di Italia e Scozia. Un amichevole internazionale, un modo speciale per ricordare la figura  del mitico calciatore di origini barghigiane a cui lo stadio è dedicato e suggellare, ancora una volta, il forte legame tra Italia e Scozia.

“Tutto è nato una sera d’estate- ci ha spiegato l’editore Andrea Giannasi, uno degli organizzatori, assieme alla Pro Loco e al Comune, dell’evento- quando Francesco Talini e Riccardo Fabbri, in rappresentanza dei Gatti Randagi, hanno con me e Maurizio Poli, premiato lo scrittore Giampaolo Simi. Tra le mura antiche del borgo storico di Barga è […]

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The end of the Scottish bell for Barga story

The end of the Scottish bell for Barga story

Back in 2004 we published an article (here) – The sound of a Scottish bell in Mologno? So just what have a derelict church in Clyde Bank, Glasgow, Scotland and the new construction taking place down by the railway station at Mologno got in common? The answer is the continuing story of exchanges between Scotland and […]