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The Barga Tweed – progress report

The Barga Tweed – progress report

A new tweed of four colours which will reflect the glorious colours of Barga.

On the morning of 25th April I travelled from my workshop in Dunkeld close to The Loch of the Lowes to the workshop of Jimmy Hutchison to meet with Erika and Jimmy to decide on the colours and design of The Barga Tweed. Jimmy lives and works in the Fife conservation village of Newburgh on […]

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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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Helen Bellany – The restless wave – My two lives with John Bellany

Helen Bellany – The restless wave – My two lives with John Bellany

The Restless Wave reflects the mystery, poetry and passion that was at the core of the inner life John and Helen shared.

Strong emotion in Palazzo Pancrazi in Barga Vecchia this afternoon as Helen Bellany presented her book, The restless wave – My two lives with John Bellany. Hamish Moore who had just finished the week long Barga School of Traditional Song, Music and Dance 2018 organised by Càirdeas nam Pìobairean (Hamish Moore’s organisation, The Fellowship of Pipers) […]

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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

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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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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Barga photographic exhibition in Glasgow, Scotland

Barga photographic exhibition in Glasgow, Scotland

Images of Barga in an exhibition as part of the Celtic Connections Festival in Scotland

We are extremely lucky in this part of the world to have in our midst, the piazzas – areas of daily transit on foot and places to meet and greet. Since the Italian Renaissance, ideas, concepts, communication and culture has freely moved through these piazzas. Over the past few years, the participants of Hamish Moores’ […]

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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. […]

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Hamish Moore: School of Traditional Song, Music and Dance

Hamish Moore: School of Traditional Song, Music and Dance

a procession out of Barga for an evening based around music, wine and polenta at the La Cantina del Vino

Two pipers leading the way as all 60 musicians attending the Hamish Moore School of Traditional Song, Music and Dance were led out of Barga Vecchia, down through Barga Giardino and out into the valley to the Cantina del Vino. There they were met by the staff of the Cantina del Vino and various members of the […]

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