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Scots and Gaelic traditional song, music and dance

Scots and Gaelic traditional song, music and dance

DAY FOUR and they are dancing on the tables at Paolo Gas

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. Day four and the lessons are becoming more complex in various studios around Barga Vecchia. This evening the interest then moved just outside the main gates of […]

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Scots and Gaelic traditional song, music and dance

Scots and Gaelic traditional song, music and dance

DAY TWO with the sound of bagpipes 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 in full swing in Barga. Day two and the lessons started in earnest in various studios around Barga Vecchia. By the afternoon the interest then moved to the piazzas which were once […]

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Final Concert: School of Traditional Scots and Gaelic Music

Final Concert: School of Traditional Scots and Gaelic Music

the final concert for the school was held in Piazza Salvo Salvi in front of a large enthusiastic crowd - a fitting end to an incredible week

Càirdeas nam Pìobairean (Hamish Moore’s organisation, The Fellowship of Pipers)  presents the 2016 School of Traditional Scots and Gaelic Song, Music and Dance in Barga. I am very happy to be writing again for barganews and this time, a somewhat in depth article (full article can be read here) concerning the school which took place in the […]

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Barga alive with Gaelic music

Barga alive with Gaelic music

the piazzas of Barga are alive with the sound of Scottish voices, songs and tunes

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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Uccelli

I stayed longer than I would have ideally but the airfares went up during and around Easter. That bearded one, has a lot to answer for ! Actually, Easter in Scotland, apart from two days public holiday, is generally, religiously and even commercially a bit of a non event. I find it difficult to believe, […]