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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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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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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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