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Lone piper in the rain for Scottish Week in Barga

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Barga School of Scots Music, Song and Dance – final concert

Barga School of Scots Music, Song and Dance – final concert

The week of music, dance and stories comes to an end with a concert in Barga Vecchia by the teachers from the school

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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Barga School of Scots Music, Song and Dance – students concert

Barga School of Scots Music, Song and Dance – students concert

a walking moving concert through the piazzas, public spaces and churches of Barga Vecchia

    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 […]

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Barga School of Scots Music, Song and Dance

Barga School of Scots Music, Song and Dance

bagpipes, wine and polenta at La Cantina del Vino

The pipers moved through the city this afternoon as the students and staff of the Hamish Moore School of Scots Music, Song and Dance walked in procession from their preferred area – Barga Vecchia, down through Barga Giardino to La Cantina del Vino. To meet them there were the massed ranks of the Associazione Culturale […]

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Lecture by Prof. Gary West – Hamish Henderson Memorial

Lecture by Prof. Gary West – Hamish Henderson Memorial

Barga School of Scots Music, Song and Dance

Hamish Scott Henderson (11 November 1919 – 9 March 2002) was a Scottish poet, songwriter, communist, soldier and intellectual. He was a catalyst for the folk revival in Scotland. He was also an accomplished folk song collector and discovered such notable performers as Jeannie Robertson, Flora MacNeil and Calum Johnston. Discussions around national identity and […]

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Barga School of Scots Music, Song and Dance

Barga School of Scots Music, Song and Dance

first night jam session in Piazza Annunziata at Elisa Restaurant in Barga Vecchia

Càirdeas nam Pìobairean (Hamish Moore’s organisation, The Fellowship of Pipers) presented the 2019 School of Traditional Scots and Gaelic Song, Music and Dance in Barga. Hamish Moore  established a similar school, “Ceòlas”, in the heartland of Gaelic culture on The Hebridean island of South Uist over twenty years ago. The coined name, Ceòlas is a combination […]

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Waulking of a new tweed in Barga

Waulking of a new tweed in Barga

Bookings are now being taken for the Hamish Moore School of Traditional Song, Music and Dance which runs from 31st August – 7th September 2019

Something different for the Barga summer this year as during the Annual Barga School of Scots Music, Song and Dance event there will be presented a new tweed which will have been hand woven by Jimmy Hutchison and Erika Cragg of Newburgh Hand Loom Weavers from Newburgh, Fife, Scotland on a hundred year old loom which Jimmy […]

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Scots and Gaelic traditional song, music and dance

Scots and Gaelic traditional song, music and dance

final concert in barga vecchia - bagpipes, violin, guitar and voices joined in Scots and Gaelic traditional song.

The annual School of Scots and Gaelic traditional song, music and dance, organised by Càirdeas nam Piobairean, Hamish Moore’s fellowship of pipers is in full swing in Barga. Final day and the final concert in Barga Vecchia. Kathleen MacInnes– Gaelic song. Kenneth MacKenzie (Cape Breton) – Fiddle (Pipes). Annie Grace – Pipes and Scots Song. […]

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Scots and Gaelic traditional song, music and dance

Scots and Gaelic traditional song, music and dance

walking concerts through barga vecchia - bagpipes, violin, guitar and voices joined in Scots and Gaelic traditional song.

The annual School of Scots and Gaelic traditional song, music and dance, organised by Càirdeas nam Piobairean, Hamish Moore’s fellowship of pipers is in full swing in Barga. Final day and a walking concert took place right through Barga Vecchia calling at various places throughout the city until the final concert outside the Duomo Kathleen […]

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Polenta and bagpipes at La Cantina del Vino

Polenta and bagpipes  at La Cantina del Vino

... with the sound of bagpipes, violin, guitar and voices joined in Scots and Gaelic traditional song.

The annual School of Scots and Gaelic traditional song, music and dance, organised by Càirdeas nam Piobairean, Hamish Moore’s fellowship of pipers is in full swing in Barga. Getting near to the end of the week and it was time to move outside of the castle walls. Following the piper, the staff and students of […]

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Scots and Gaelic traditional song, music and dance

Scots and Gaelic traditional song, music and dance

once more the sound of bagpipes can be heard in the narrow streets and piazzas of Barga Vecchia

The annual School of Scots and Gaelic traditional song, music and dance, organised by Càirdeas nam Piobairean, Hamish Moore’s fellowship of pipers is once again in full swing in Barga. This evening tutors and students were all assembled at the Locanda in Barga Vecchia for the first of many musical sessions taking place over the […]

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Hamish Moore School – Gala Concert

Hamish Moore School – Gala Concert

The final evening of the Hamish Moore: School of Traditional Song, Music and Dance. After a week of intense music making in private in the various studios around Barga Vecchia, it was time for the lecturers at the school to shut their stuff out in the piazza – the Gala Concert in Piazza Salvo Salvi. […]