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6th May

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Jacks Pack play Barga Jazz Club

The Barga blues band – Jack’s Pack were in fine form this evening at the Barga Jazz Club. With a slightly reduced line up, (two of the members missing in action), they still pumped out some great sounds and as is usual when Jack’s Pack are on stage – the dance floor quickly filled up […]

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Burraco: Coppa dei Campioni – Barga sempre ai primi posti

Il Circolo Burraco Comune di Barga rispetta le previsioni e conquista una seconda squadra per il campionato Nazionale.Con il settimo posto nella coppia dei Campioni a squadre, svoltosi Sabato e Domenica al Lido Di Camaiore Barga si dimostra ancora uno dei circoli piu’ costanti nella scalata ai vertici delle classifiche. La squadra, composta da Grazia […]

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5th May

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Gothic Line memories in Barga

This morning a dozen american WW2 jeeps containing soldiers fully armed and in battle readiness drove onto the Fosso and parked in a line facing Barga Vecchia. Closer inspection of these troops revealed some startling facts. Although they were all in original american army trucks and jeeps, and yes the uniforms did look more or […]

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Cristina Salotti at the Barga Jazz CLub

Cristina Salotti and the Enojazz quartet at the Barga Jazz Club this evening Cristina Salotti – voce | Simone Venturi – pianoforte | Leonardo Gnesi – contrabbasso | Franco Mariani – batteria | Alessandro Rizzardi – sax

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4th May

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San Song della Manolo Strimpelli Nait Orkestra

vB1TUW_UbPo A great video from the band from Lucca Manolo Strimpelli Nait Orchestra. It nicely sums up living in the nearby city of Lucca and hidden in there is a couple of images of our very own outsider musician Silvano Togneri who died last year and is still greatly missed in Barga “San Song” della […]

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3rd May

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Funeral of Don Piero Giannini

This afternoon at 4 pm the Archbishop of Pisa Alessandro Plotti led the service for the funeral of the Proposto of Barga Don Piero Giannini who died two days ago. He (and most of the other speakers) at the funeral mentioned the humility and quiet drive shown by Don Piero during his 32 years service […]

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2nd May

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American artist painting in Barga Vecchia

There has been an American artist working in the streets of Barga Vecchia this past month. O’Brian Thiele, a muralist, illustrator and painter has been working on a series of paintings based on the narrow streets and sunlit fronts of houses, palazzos and (for the moment) half empty piazzas.