Barga School

School of Traditional Song, Music and Dance                  Updated: 19/07/2018
1st – 8th  September 2018

Barga, Italy

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Learn and share Scots and Gaelic traditional song, music and dance in a beautiful hill town in Tuscany. Join us for a week-long School with world class tutors from Scotland and Cape Breton. This year’s School will be held in Barga, Italy, from 1st – 8th September 2018. Organised by Càirdeas nam Piobairean,  Hamish Moore’s fellowship of pipers.


Kathleen MacInnes– Gaelic song.

Sylvia McGowan and Eileen Penman – Scots song.

Kenneth MacKenzie (Cape Breton) – Fiddle  (Pipes).

Annie Grace – Pipes and Scots Song.

Brighde Chaimbeul – Pipes.

Hamish Moore – Pipes.

Jenny MacKenzie (Cape Breton) – Step Dance and Quadrilles.


Accommodation for Students.

Adele has again offered the beautiful Villa Gherardi to the school for student accommodation –

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Important. Please note that Casa Cordati is already been fully booked for the 2018 school by returning students.


The course fee for all participants is £250, which covers the full week’s tuition.
Travel, accommodation and meals are not included.


Hamish Moore – founder and organiser of the Barga School


Monday 1st to 8th September 2018: Each day’s tuition will include classes of your first and second choice plus an integrated class at the end of each day. A tutor’s concert will take place on one of the evenings.


Barga dates back a thousand years and is a walled hill town of astounding beauty.  As well as being surrounded by natural, spectacular mountain scenery its architectural glory is a joy and its narrow streets and lanes make pedestrian transport the norm. This all adds to the incredible charm of the town. Find out more about this unique place here:

Accommodation and Travel:

We have secured places at the Villa Gherardi Hostel. Please contact Adele Pierotti directly to enquire about accommodation at the hostel:
Alternatively, Barga is well served with excellent self-catering accommodation properties. The classes will be held in the Old Town, near the marker on this map.

The nearest airports are Florence and Pisa. Barga is around 1.5 hours drive from either airport.


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