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Hamish Moore's final article for 2008

So, here we are on the last night. It feels strangely ghost like. The Duomo Bells have given me the time but the town is so quiet. Marino is closed with the flu, Ricardo is on a day off, The Altana is shut for holidays and there really is no one about and it’s a […]

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Triumphant Scottish Concert

Triumphant Scottish Concert

At 9.20 pm the huge bells above the Duomo started to swing as three members of the Barga Bellringers strained on the thick ropes to move the many tonnes of inert ancient bronze. Within minutes the swinging movement was enough for the enormous clappers hanging inside the bells to connect with the waiting outside edges […]

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Piping Scots Culture into a Little Bit of Italy

Piping Scots Culture into a Little Bit of Italy

They say that in the Tuscan hill town of Barga, near Lucca, anyone who speaks English does so with a Glasgow accent, such has been the degree of emigration to the west of Scotland from the area.

This may be an exaggeration, but it is entirely true that on Wednesday the town will resound with the strains of Scottish traditional music. The pealing bells of the medieval town’s duomo will mell with the strains of Scots and Italian choirs to introduce a line-up of visiting singers and players, including singer and piper […]

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Sara and Leonardo married at Pieve di S. Giulia

Some old friends of barganews and both faces well known in Barga were married this weekend in Pieve di S. Giulia. Sara who many people will have seen working in L’Osteria in Piazza Angelio and Leo who is the double bass player at the Barga Jazz Club and with many other groups including La Ghenga who […]

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Loredana Lubrano Group at BJC

Loredana was billed to turn up at the Barga Jazz Club with her trio but instead on the stage this evening were a 5 piece band, so as of yet we have no details as to just who the musicians actually were BUT rest assured we will find out their names and update this article. […]

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Figurini- collectable stick down political figures

Ninety years after the Russian Revolution, fresh on the news stands this month – The Family Album by the left leaning national newspaper – The Manifesto. The album when completed will contain 220 figurines dedicated to the history of communism, anarchism and various revolutionaries ranging from the inventor of the guillotine to Subcommander Marcos.

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Pietro Tonolo and Sandro Gibellini at BJC

  As part of the Autumn Live Festival here in Barga this month, the Barga Jazz Club presents Pietro Tonolo  and Sandro Gibellini in concert.  Pietro Tonolo – Sandro Gibellini Questa settimana, al Barga Jazz Club, uno dei concerti che non vale proprio la pena perdere.

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Sauro Donati Quartet at Villa Moorings

The jazz season at the Villa Moorings came to an end this evening with the Sauro Donati Quartet bringing down the curtain with a short but intense set to a packed villa. The villa has shown that it can take its place as one of the premiere live music locations in Barga.

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