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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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Scotsman.com: Welcome to Barga: the most Scottish town in Italy

Scotsman.com: Welcome to Barga: the most Scottish town in Italy

a long article in the www.Scotsman.com this morning

TUSCANY can not only lay claim to being the home of Chianti and Michaelangelo’s David, but also a town that describes itself as the “most Scottish in Italy”. High in the Tuscan hills, nestled below the snowy peaks of the Apuan Alps, lies the beautiful 10th century walled town of Barga. At first glance, its […]

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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

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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 […]