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The Aristodemos play the Autumn Festa at Da Aristo

The Aristodemos play the Autumn Festa at Da Aristo

swing music and roast chestnuts in Barga Vecchia

On what seemed like a spring day with bright blue sky and high temperatures, the annual Autumn Festa took place this afternoon in Barga Vecchia. The Aristodemos were there to add their touch of swing to the event as chestnuts were roasted over open fires outside Da Aristos. Normally for the Autumn festa there would […]

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The Aristodemo’s: Festival d’Autunno, La Piazza del Ciocco

The Aristodemo’s: Festival d’Autunno, La Piazza del Ciocco

The Aristodemo’s are: Andrea Gonnella (Vocals), Keane (percussioni / percussion), Renato Marcianò on double bass, Alessandro Rizzardi (Mandolino / Mandolin and Sax), Fabio Guazzelli (chitarra / guitar)

Once again the rain played an important part in this weekends Autumn Festival up at the  Piazza del Ciocco, just above Barga. The Aristodemo’s had just set up their equipment and done their sound check …. and for the second year running, down came the rain. It did not stop the music though, they simply […]

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Australia: The Aristodemos and Barga Jazz Club on the radio

Australia: The Aristodemos and Barga Jazz Club on the radio

Barga, Barga Jazz Club and The Aristodemos were featured on the radio in Melbourne, Australia as a direct result of the visit to Barga by Melbourne’s celebrated singer, songwriter and poet, Ian Bland

A recent twitter from Australia has revisited a story from last year: Ian arrived from the other side of the world with his family to spend a few days here but they enjoyed themselves so much that they extended their holiday to 10 days before they reluctantly moved on – they just couldn’t get enough […]

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The Aristodemos and friends : swing and chips 2017

The Aristodemos and friends : swing and chips 2017

for the second year running, The Aristodemo's closed the last night of the fish and chip festival in Barga - allo stadio “Johnny Moscardini” di Barga la Sagra del Fish and chips, del pesce e patate

The last night of the Fish and chips festival – Sagra del Pesce e Patate at the Moscardini Stadium in Barga was a swinging affair as The Aristodemos were there to add a musical presence to the event with their mixture of traditional Italian songs all laced with a heady mixture of swing. As can […]

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The Aristodemo’s play Oasi Naturale Lamastrone

The Aristodemo’s play Oasi Naturale Lamastrone

The Aristodemo’s are: Andrea Gonnella (Vocals), Keane (percussioni / percussion), Renato Marcianò on double bass, Alessandro Rizzardi (Mandolino / Mandolin and Sax), Fabio Guazzelli (chitarra / guitar)

The band came together in the winter of 2009 when local musicians Alessandro Rizzardi (mandolino), Keane (Percussioni), Fabio Guazelli (chitarra), Leo Gnesi (contro bass), and Andrea Gonnella (cantante) found each other in Aristo’s enoteca, with instruments in hand, and exciting ideas in mind and of course, passion in heart. Focusing mainly on forgotten swing Italiano […]

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The Aristodemo’s play Camporgiano

The Aristodemo’s play Camporgiano

"The Biroldo Tapes" on tour

The Aristodemo’s are: Andrea Gonnella (Vocals), Keane (percussioni / percussion), Mirco Capecchi  on double bass, Alessandro Rizzardi (Mandolino / Mandolin and Sax), Fabio Guazzelli (chitarra / guitar)   The band came together in the winter of 2009 when local musicians Alessandro Rizzardi (mandolino), Keane (Percussioni), Fabio Guazelli (chitarra), Leo Gnesi (contro bass), and Andrea Gonnella (cantante) […]

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Aristodemos play piazza Annunziata, Barga

Aristodemos play piazza Annunziata, Barga

The Aristodemo’s are: Andrea Gonnella (Vocals), Keane (percussioni / percussion), Leonardo Gnesi ( Basso), Alessandro Rizzardi (Mandolino / Mandolin and Sax), Fabio Guazzelli (chitarra / guitar)

Full house last night in the piazza Annunziata in Barga Vecchia as patrons of La Locanda and the Gelateria and many other guest lining the piazza joined in with a celebration of Italian music with a swing as the Aristodemo’s were playing to a home crowd. The band came together in the winter of 2009 when […]

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Palleroso – La Ceremonia delle Botti

Palleroso – La Ceremonia delle Botti

LA CERIMONIA DELLE BOTTI - A PALLEROSO , un solo giorno l'anno , il vino SGORGA direttamente dai rubinetti e dalle botti sparse per il paese.

The Aristodemo’s were playing in Palleroso for the annual event when at 11 pm the taps on the wine barrels are opened for one hour  – a free for all ensued.     LA CERIMONIA DELLE BOTTI – A PALLEROSO , un solo giorno l’anno , il vino SGORGA direttamente dai rubinetti e dalle botti […]

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The Aristodemo’s play Castelnuovo

The Aristodemo’s play Castelnuovo

“Giovedì… Pollo!” Questo il titolo della divertente, e originale, iniziativa ideata dall’associazione ComeTe di Castelnuovo di Garfagnana e sposata subito dall’associazione commercianti del capoluogo e dal comune che hanno patrocinato l’evento.

More than 100 people sat down in the main piazza in Castelnouvo last night (which had been closed to traffic for the occasion) and enjoyed freshly roasted chicken and some swing music from the Barga band, The Aristodemo’s. The band came together in the winter of 2009 when local musicians Alessandro Rizzardi (mandolino), Keane (bodhran […]

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The Aristodemos play DiVini e Sapori – Sillico

The Aristodemos play DiVini e Sapori – Sillico

The Aristodemo’s are: Andrea Gonnella (Vocals), Keane (percussioni / bodhran and cajón), Leo Gnesi ( Basso), Alessandro Rizzardi (Mandolino / Mandolin and Sax), Fabio Guazzelli (chitarra / guitar)

“Divini e Sapori” la manifestazione eno-gastronomica che abbina i sapori della Garfagnana con i Vini di qualità. Il borgo di Sillico nel comune di Pieve Fosciana sarà la favolosa cornice di un evento divenuto ormai irrinunciabile.   The band came together in the winter of 2009 when local musicians Alessandro Rizzardi (mandolino), Keane (bodhran and […]

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The Aristodemo’s play Al Palazzo, Sommocolonia

The Aristodemo’s play Al Palazzo, Sommocolonia

Just last month we started writing about Leonardo Nesi  and his project: Al Palazzo , the new agriturismo at Sommocolonia (article here) Leonardo  has renovated and restored what was to all intents and purposes a complete ruin, overgrown and hidden from view and returned it back to its former glory and is now an agriturismo open to […]

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The Aristodemo’s awarded “Aristo 2017 – La Piazza della Musica”

The Aristodemo’s  awarded “Aristo 2017 – La Piazza della Musica”

this year it was the Barga swing band, The Aristodemo's who were awarded the “Aristo 2017 – La Piazza della Musica”

Sunday night in Barga Vecchia was the presentation of the new CD by The Aristodemo’s – called “THE BIROLDO TAPES ” – full article here The setting for the presentation was absolutely perfect as of course it was in that piazza that the main guiding influence of the whole project – Aristodemo Casciani, ran his […]

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