Week-long School of Scottish Song, Music & Dance in the “Most Scottish Town in Italy”

A holiday in Tuscany? A week of step dance workshops? Or both?
In September this year, seven tutors from Scotland and Cape Breton and around fifty participants will head to the “Most Scottish Town in Italy”, the medieval hill town of Barga in Tuscany, for a week-long School of Scottish Music, Dance and Song.
Renowned Cape Breton step dancer and fiddler Melody Cameron will make a rare visit to Europe as one of the tutors, together with Traditional Dance Forum of Scotland board member and step dance tutor Pat Ballantyne. The impressive line-up of tutors also includes Scots Singer of the Year Fiona Hunter, Gary West (piping), Kathleen MacInnes (Gaelic song), Derrick Cameron (guitar accompaniment) and Sarah MacFadyen (fiddle).
The course fee of £250 includes first and second choice classes each day, group sessions and a tutors’ concert. The Barga School runs from 19th to 23rd September 2016 and is organised by Càirdeas nam Piobairean,  Hamish Moore’s fellowship of pipers.
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.
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