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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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Hamish Moore: School of Traditional Song, Music and Dance

Hamish Moore: School of Traditional Song, Music and Dance

and the work in progress continues around Barga with musicians working preparing for tomorrows final concert

Càirdeas nam Pìobairean (Hamish Moore’s organisation, The Fellowship of Pipers) presented the 2017 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 twenty years ago. The coined name, Ceòlas is a combination of […]

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Hamish Moore: School of Traditional Song, Music and Dance

Hamish Moore: School of Traditional Song, Music and Dance

Day 4 and the students ignore the arrival of "less than sunny weather" and practice continues in various studios around Barga Vecchia

Càirdeas nam Pìobairean (Hamish Moore’s organisation, The Fellowship of Pipers) presented the 2017 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 twenty years ago. The coined name, Ceòlas is a combination of […]

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Hamish Moore: School of Traditional Song, Music and Dance

Hamish Moore: School of Traditional Song, Music and Dance

The piazzas of Barga are filling up with the sound of Scottish music each night as the students and teachers of the School of Traditional Song, Music and Dance relax and jam with each other.

Càirdeas nam Pìobairean (Hamish Moore’s organisation, The Fellowship of Pipers) presented the 2017 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 twenty years ago. The coined name, Ceòlas is a combination of […]

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Hamish Moore: School of Traditional Song, Music and Dance

Hamish Moore: School of Traditional Song, Music and Dance

presentation in Palazzo Pancrazi of Hamish and the School

Càirdeas nam Pìobairean (Hamish Moore’s organisation, The Fellowship of Pipers) presented the 2017 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 twenty years ago. The coined name, Ceòlas is a combination of […]

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Hamish Moore: The Barga vanga paintings

Hamish Moore: The Barga vanga paintings

Hamish Moore plays in Palazzo Pancrazi as the exhibition closes

  The latest exhibition by Keane, 10 paintings in lacquered oil mounted back-to-back in the lobby of Palazzo Pancrazi, is an eloquent study in the suggestive complexity of simple objects. Their immediate subject is the “vanga,” the traditional spade used by Tuscan peasants since time immemorial to turn their soil. Viewed from a variety of […]

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200 images of Barga exhibited in the Scottish Parliament

200 images of Barga exhibited in the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament is the devolved national, unicameral legislature of Scotland. Located in the Holyrood area of the capital city, Edinburgh, Scotland - it is frequently referred to by the metonym Holyrood.

In 2016 the week-long School in Barga, the ‘most Scottish town in Italy’, brought together students from across Europe and North America to learn Scottish music and dance, with tutors from Scotland and Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Barga artist Keane, founder and editor of barganews.com, documented the week in a series of photographs. On 20th June […]

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School of Traditional Scottish Music, Song and Dance

School of Traditional Scottish Music, Song and Dance

This article by Jenny Laurie describes the school’s activities and records the students’ responses to their unique musical experience - SEPTEMBER 19th to 24th 2016 - Barga, Italy

The school was founded in 2010 by the well-known Scottish piper and maker of pipes HAMISH MOORE. 2016 is the second year of the school and is perhaps the year in which it has become consolidated and reinforced for students. Just as important is the fact that 2016 is the year the Music School has […]

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Fiddles and step dancing at Graziella Cosimini’s

Fiddles and step dancing at Graziella Cosimini’s

the carpet is rolled back inside Graziella Cosimini's clothes shop in Barga Vecchia and the music and the rhythmic sound of step dancing starts to fill the piazza

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 […]

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Bagpipes lead procession to Polenta

Bagpipes lead procession to Polenta

The week long School of Traditional Song, Music and Dance School organised by Hamish Moore is almost at an end but today the whole school moved out of Barga Vecchia and spread their wings as they moved in procession down the hill with a piper at the head as they moved onto the La Cantina […]

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Scacciagui – School of Traditional Song, Music and Dance

Scacciagui – School of Traditional Song, Music and Dance

The school of Scots and Gaelic traditional song, music and dance moves into the Scacciagui restaurant at the end of a long day but the music just keeps on coming So – what of Barga and The School here? Firstly the school will eschew the stereotypical view of what Scottish Culture is – the parody of […]

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