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2 minutes of slow life in Barga Vecchia

music by the Aristodemo's

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The Aristodemos play the Villa di Riposo Pascoli

The Aristodemos play the Villa di Riposo Pascoli

The Aristodemo’s are: Andrea Gonnella (Vocals), Keane (percussioni / percussion), Alessandro Rizzardi (Mandolino / Mandolin and Sax), Fabio Guazzelli (chitarra / guitar) and of course - Leo Gnesi on double–bass

Once again the annual party for the residents, staff and friends of the Villa di Riposo Giovanni Pascoli had a musical content supplied by the Barga swing band – The Aristodemo’s. The band came together a decade ago when local musicians Alessandro Rizzardi (mandolino), Keane (Percussioni), Fabio Guazelli (chitarra), Leo Gnesi (contro bass), and Andrea […]

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The Aristodemos play Piazzette 2019

The Aristodemos play Piazzette 2019

The Aristodemo’s were in Barga Vecchia this evening to give their musical touch of authentic Italian swing to the Piazzette 2019

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

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Heavy rain in Barga

music by the Aristodemo's

summer storm in Barga Vecchia – music by the Aristodemo’s

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Elisa Restaurant opens in Barga Vecchia

Elisa Restaurant opens in Barga Vecchia

Elisa - Bar & Ristorante

Piazza Annunziata is one of the first piazzas that visitors to Barga come across when coming into the city for the first time but is generally perceived as a kind of transit piazza as people are moving further into the city towards the larger piazzas of Piazza Angelio and Piazza Salvo Santi. But now there […]

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The Aristodemo’s play Piazza Angelio

The Aristodemo’s play Piazza Angelio

The Aristodemo’s were in Piazza Angelio this evening to give their musical touch of authentic Italian swing to the proceedings as the election campaign 2019 came to a close.

The Aristodemo’s are: Andrea Gonnella (Vocals), Keane (percussioni / percussion), Alessandro Rizzardi (Mandolino / Mandolin and Sax), Fabio Guazzelli (chitarra / guitar),  Leo Gnesi on double–bass 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 […]

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25th April celebrations in Sommocolonia

25th April celebrations in Sommocolonia

Festa della Liberazione - The 25th April is the day that Italy commemorates the liberation of the country by Allied troops in the Second World War.

The celebrations for the 25th April took place not just in Barga but also included for the eighth year running, “the liberation walk” up to Sommocolonia via the old mule track. Once again, a huge participation this year with people almost queing up at one point to go up the track. A fine day with […]

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The Aristodemos play The Locanda (for the last time)

The Aristodemos play The Locanda  (for the last time)

Francesco Piacentini and Giulio Turriani's project finally came to a close after almost five years

Piazza Annunziata is one of the first piazzas that visitors to Barga come across when coming into the city for the first time but is generally perceived as a kind of transit piazza as people are moving further into the city towards the larger piazzas of Piazza Angelio and Piazza Salvo Santi. Back in 2014  all that changed […]

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M’Illumino di meno 2019 – Da Aristo

M’Illumino di meno 2019 – Da Aristo

A bicycle with dynamos attached to the rear wheel was connected up to a red light over the heads of Barga Swing Band - The Aristodemo’s.

1st March 2019  is the National Saving Energy Day, “M’illumino di meno” which is held each year in Italy when people try out various systems that visibly show that they are attempting to save energy. The campaign was launched by the Italian radio programme Caterpillar in 2005 and seeks to reduce private and public energy […]

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The Aristodemo’s play the Fiera d’Ottobre

The Aristodemo’s play the Fiera d’Ottobre

the 12th annual festival of mushrooms, chestnuts and truffles at Castiglione di Garfagnana.

The Italian swing band, The Aristodemos left their home town of Barga and instead  moved further up the valley and made themselves heard inside the walls of another medieval walled town – this time Castiglione di Garfagnana. They were there for the Autumn festival now in its twelfth year with the emphasis strongly on the palate […]

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The Aristodemos: swing and chips 2018

The Aristodemos: swing and chips 2018

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

Swing & Chips ovvero la storica sagra del pesce e patate incontra lo swing degli Aristodemo’s per una serata speciale in collaborazione con BargaJazz. Dalle ore 19:00 si aprono i cancelli per la serata di Fish & Chips. Dalle ore 21:30 The Aristodemo’s con Andrea Gonnella, Fabio Guazzelli, Keane, Alessandro Rizzardi, Leo Gnesi  Andrea Gonnella […]

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The Aristodemos play the Villa di Riposo Pascoli

The Aristodemos play the Villa di Riposo Pascoli

The Aristodemo’s are: Andrea Gonnella (Vocals), Keane (percussioni / percussion), Alessandro Rizzardi (Mandolino / Mandolin and Sax), Fabio Guazzelli (chitarra / guitar) and special guest Fabio Di Tanno on d.bass

O Sarracino, Renato Carosone – A great song and still greater performance by Renato Carosone and Gegè Di Giacomo. Written in 1958 by Carosone and Nisa, the “Sarracino” – etymologically “Saracen” is a nickname for a handsome, dark-haired guy, a rogue every woman dreams of, with curly hair and a suntanned face. At first Carosone […]

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