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Piper from Largs, Scotland playing at Villa Moorings

Piper from Largs, Scotland playing at Villa Moorings

The sound of  Scottish bagpipes could be heard this afternoon in Barga Giardino as Billy Paton,  a guest staying at the Hotel Villa Moorings  offered a short concert as a wedding present to Beatrice,  the owner of the hotel,  who will be getting married later on this month. The Piper who hails from Largs in […]

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Scottish wedding in Barga

Scottish wedding in Barga

As you can see from the images, it was a pristine July day in Tuscany with not a cloud in the sky and temperatures up in the high 30s. The Duomo in Barga Vecchia was the setting for a couple from Scotland who decided that Barga was the perfect place for their perfect wedding. Just […]

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Hamish Moore – Aspettare e Sperare !

Hamish Moore – Aspettare e Sperare !

Barganews is and has been such a life force, an integral and intimate part of Barga, that since hearing the news of it’s imminent changes I have had to remind myself that Barga will still actually continue to be there after the metamorphosis, whatever form this will take. Through Barganews, the visionary behind it, Keane, […]

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Caledonian Piping Club

The Caledonian Pipe Band from Saltcoats, North Ayrshire, Scotland were back in Barga today for a reception in their honour at the Palazzo Pancrazi. The mayor of Barga, Marco Bonini presented then with a commemoration plaque and flags for their visit to the city. They in their turn presented at the city with gifts from […]

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“Il Saluto di Giovanni Moscardini” premiere in Barga

“Il Saluto di Giovanni Moscardini” premiere in Barga

Back in August 2008 we published an article about Blair Douglas, one of Scotland’s foremost musicians who had just penned a composition in honour of the Scots-Italian footballer, Giovanni or Johnny Moscardini, who though born in Falkirk in 1897, took to the field a total of nine times for ‘Azzurri’ between 1921 and 1925. The […]

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Burns Supper Da Riccardo

Robert Burns (25 January 1759 – 21 July 1796)   More than 250 years after his birth 60 guests sat down this evening for the 3rd Annual Burns Supper organised at Da Riccardo on the Fosso. To add to the occasion, the guest of honour – the haggis, was “captured” and flown in specially this morning […]

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The Barga School of Piping

The Barga School of Piping

Barga School of Piping, Traditional Music and Dance – Hamish Moore is delighted to announce an exciting new Summer School to be held in Barga in Tuscany  from the 20th – 27th June 2010. Barga is where he spent last 2008 as musician in residence (all of Hamish’s articles written that year can be found […]

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The Royal Scots Borderers in Barga

The regimental band of the Royal Scots Borderers led by Captain P Wilman and the pipes, drums and dancers of the 1st Battalion of the Royal Regiment of Scotland were in Barga this afternoon for a stirring display of Scottish Military precision marching, music and dancing. The rain kept away long enough for the one […]

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Caledonian Piping Club play Piazza Angelio

The Caledonian Pipe Band from Saltcoats, North Ayrshire, Scotland were in Barga today for a reception in their honour at the Palazzo Pancrazi. The mayor of Barga, Umberto Sereni presented then with a commemoration plaque and flags for their visit to the city. They in their turn presented at the city with gifts from Saltcoats.