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Music and fashion in Barga Vecchia

Music and fashion in Barga Vecchia

Four of the Aristodemos were in Barga Vecchia this morning for a quick run through of one or two of their songs as they prepare for next Sundays concert in Castiglione di Garfagnana. Friends from Livorno captured a few minutes of their music and 10 minutes later their was a mini fashion shoot going on […]

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The Aristodemos play Fiera d’ottobre

The Aristodemos play Fiera d’ottobre

the 9th annual festival of mushrooms, chestnuts and truffles

The Italian swing band, The Aristodemos were this afternoon playing away from their home town of Barga and instead were further up the valley making 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 ninth year with the […]

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The Aristodemo’s – “Malarazza”- Fiera d’Ottobre Castiglione di Garfagnana

The Aristodemo’s – Andrea Gonnella, Alessandro Rizzardi, Keane, Ugo Menconi, Fabio Guazzelli and special guest – Mirco Capecchi were in Garfagnana this afternoon adding their brand of Italian swing from the 40’s and 50’s to the “FIERA D’OTTOBRE” – the Autumn fair held every year in the medieval walled town of Castiglione di Garfagnana. Black […]

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The Passion According to Castiglione di Garfagnana

The Passion According to Castiglione di Garfagnana

from an ancient mediaeval cupboard in the sacristy in which he had been hidden and bound, stepped forth the one who would represent the Christ on his last journey in Jerusalem. Covered with a hood so as not to be recognised by anyone, and so as not to take any pride and glory to himself for enacting, this terrible part, Castiglione’s cross-bearer, chained, with a crown of thorns on his head knelt before the high priest

Yesterday evening we were witnesses to our Saviour’s Last Supper. We saw Judas Iscariot betray him and then, too late, repent. We saw the crowd choose Jesus instead of Barabbas for the one to be crucified. We saw Our Lord scourged and flayed. We saw him carry the Cross through the steep cobbled streets of […]