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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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Step dance tutor Pat Ballantyne in Barga

Step dance tutor Pat Ballantyne in Barga

The school of Scots and Gaelic traditional song and music now moves in dance.

Step dance tutor Pat Ballantyne is based in Aberdeen, Scotland and has been dancing, teaching and playing in a cèilidh band for a number of years. She has taught step dance in schools, at fèisean, and at community workshops in many locations and has performed in Scotland, Europe and Cape Breton Island where she learned […]

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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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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) prepares to present the 2016 School of Traditional Scots and Gaelic Song, Music and Dance in Barga. The forthcoming school which will take place in the Conservatorio di San Elisabetta in Barga Vecchia between the 17th and 24th September 2016. Hamish Moore  established a similar school, “Ceòlas”, in […]

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Da Aristo: traditional Scottish music

Da Aristo: traditional Scottish music

Hamish Moore and the Barga School of Scottish Music is just about to take off in Barga but just before most of the participants arrive, it was time this evening for an impromptu concert at Da Aristo’s in Barga Vecchia. The incessant rain which fell on Barga for most of the day meant that sitting outside […]

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Hamish Moore: School of Traditional Song, Music and Dance

Hamish Moore: School of Traditional Song, Music and Dance

SOGNI D’ORO

Càirdeas nam Pìobairean (Hamish Moore’s organisation, The Fellowship of Pipers) prepares to present 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, concerning the forthcoming school which will take place in the […]

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Hamish Moore – Barga School of Scottish Music

Learn traditional music, song and dance with world-class Scottish and Cape Breton tutors. The next School will take place from 2nd-9th September 2017.

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Jim Gilchrist : John Bellany tribute CD

Jim Gilchrist : John Bellany tribute CD

Two tracks on the album feature the playing of the piper and pipemaker Hamish Moore, who was artist-in-residence in Barga in 2008 and has visited the city many times since. It was in Barga that Hamish got to know Bellany, who had a house there and painted and exhibited in the town. It was during his time as musician-in-residence, when he could often be heard playing in the unofficial cultural centre of Aristo’s, that Hamish organised a concert in the town’s 17th-century theatre, combining local singers with visiting performers from Scotland.

THE BELLS of Barga’s duomo are echoed by the pipes on a new CD celebrating the life and work of the internationally renowned Scottish painter John Bellany, who spent much time living and working in the city. A Tribute in Music and Song to John Bellany is a compilation album released in October by the Scottish folk label Greentrax, […]

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La Regina de Piazza Angelio in Denmark

La Regina de Piazza Angelio in Denmark

Just last week we published an article (here) about a new CD that had just been released in honour of the Port Seton, Scotland artist John Bellany. Included on the CD were two tracks from Hamish Moore. During 2008-2009 he was artist-in-residence in Barga. His residency proved a great success and he staged a sell-out […]

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John Bellany tribute CD

John Bellany tribute CD

A new CD has just been released in honour of Port Seton artist John Bellany. The compilation has been brought together by East Lothian studio Greentrtax Recordings and many of the tracks were chosen by the late artist’s wife Helen and family members.

The late John Bellany was born and brought up in Port Seton, East Lothian, Scotland, and went on to become an artist of international renown. His father was a boat builder in Port Seton and many of John’s paintings reflect his connection with fishing and the sea. John also had a great love of music […]

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Hamish Moore – Barga School of Scottish Music

Hamish Moore – Barga School of Scottish Music

the re-launch of the Barga School of Scottish Music which after a gap of five years will once more take place during 2016

Isn’t it nice when old friends turn up suddenly out of the blue? An old friend and colleague of barganews  arrived in Barga last month for a short visit before once again disappearing into the distance –  the piper and pipe maker Hamish Moore, who has been nurturing affiliations with Barga since he was musician-in-residence there in […]