Summer School

New for 2019

School for Storytelling in Barga, Italy 

August 31st – September 7th 2019

In an exciting development for 2019 Daniel will be heading up a week long Storytelling School in Barga, northern Italy. This special storytelling school will be running in collaboration with the School of Traditional Song, Music and Dance, which regularly host a week long celebration of traditional Scottish arts, organised and delivered by the exceptional piping talents of Hamish Moore.

Daniel will lead participants through an intensive and engaging storytelling experience, drawing on his extensive training programmes and performance experience. Participants will work in detail on their storytelling skills, each day beginning with comprehensive technique work whilst being encouraged to create a piece of ensemble performance that will be premiered at the end of the week alongside musicians and singers from the traditional arts school. Storytellers will be encouraged to be inspired by the Tuscan landscape, explore Italian folktales and connect with Italian Storytellers from the area.

This is a fantastic opportunity to learn, develop and practice new techniques in a stunning environment whilst making new friends and connecting with trad arts specialists from across Scotland and Cape Breton.

If you wish to book on the course please contact Hamish Moore directly –

Accommodation for Students
The beautiful Villa Gherardi has been offered to the school for student accommodation –

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


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: