Peter The Historical Musician

Peter The Historical Musician
Location Yorkshire
Starting from £300.00
7 reviews
Location Yorkshire
Starting from £300.00
Read 7 reviews

Peter gives solo performances of period music on a wide variety of instruments including the hurdy gurdy, recorder and flute, dulcimer, cittern and lute. His repertoire ranges from the 13th to the early 20th century.

*As well as giving formal and informal concerts, Peter performs at banquets, pageants, weddings and living history events*

Peter The Historical Musician

Number of Reviews and Counting... 7!

Peter gives solo performances of period music on a wide variety of instruments including the hurdy gurdy, recorder and flute, dulcimer, cittern, and lute. His repertoire ranges from the 13th to the early 20th century. As well as giving formal and informal concerts, he performs at banquets, pageants, weddings and living history events.

He performs regularly at the Tower of London and at Hampton Court Palace with the historical interpreters Past Pleasures. He also performs at many historical properties throughout England, in the care of the National Trust and English Heritage.

Peter is a member of the vocal quartet Quodlibet, which specializes in singing 16th and 17th century music from England and abroad. The group has recently recorded two CDs. Peter has been delighting and informing audiences in historic locations for 20 years, with music from the 13th to 20th centuries, for which he wears authentic hand-made costumes, and plays up to six different instruments.


, Wedding, Askham Hall, Cumbria, Cumbria

We are so glad that we booked Peter to perform at our wedding drinks reception. He played music from a range of eras, and it was ideal for our festive winter wedding in a Medieval venue. We knew he’d be perfect as soon as we listened to some of his sample tracks online, and in person he was even better. Peter provided a great atmosphere, he was friendly and got on well with the guests. Peter phoned a couple of weeks before the event to discuss our preferences for musical eras and instruments. We asked for a range of things (including a few Christmas carols), with slightly more Hurdy Gurdy, as it’s our favourite period instrument. Our guests loved Peter’s performance, as did we, and we 100% recommend him for events. We’ve had lots of comments afterwards from people saying how great he was. Thank you, Peter, for helping to make our day so memorable and festive!

, Wedding, Skipton Castle and The Gamekeepers Inn, North Yorkshire

Fantastic! Peter was absolutely brilliant and made our wedding day even more perfect! What a talented musician he is - I would not hesitate to recommend Peter. 10 out of 10... Thank you very much indeed!

, Birthday Party, Liverpool

Top marks for Peter's performance.

, Wedding, North Yorkshire

Peter was an important part in making our wedding day so special. Perfect performance and a good bloke - "Tobacco is like Love" - highly recommended.

, Birthday Party, Oxfordshire

Booking was straightforward and easy. Peter was magnificent. He caught the mood and atmosphere of the venue (16th century College Hall) exactly. Wonderfully entertaining and accommodating. Thank you Peter

, Birthday Party, Cambridgeshire

Peter was extremely courteous and was a great success with the guests.

, Wedding, Essex

We were delighted with Peter's performance - he provided exactly the type of music our son had requested. Unfortunately a fire alarm went off for a few minutes but this did not detract from his playing! He was also most charming and obliging. Many thanks Peter!

Please Note: The fees indicated below are approximate and based on a central location for each county. They are intended to provide a rough guide only and exact quotes can only be given once the date and exact location of your event have been provided.


Aberdeen £360.00 Inverness £360.00 Perth £360.00 Sutherland £360.00 Ayrshire £360.00 Fife £360.00 Stirlingshire £360.00 West Lothian £360.00 Dumfries-shire £360.00 East Lothian £360.00 Lanarkshire £360.00 Midlothian £360.00

North East

Durham £300.00 Northumberland £300.00 North Yorkshire £300.00 South Yorkshire £300.00 Tyne and Wear £300.00 West Yorkshire £300.00 Yorkshire £300.00

North West

Cheshire £300.00 Cumbria £300.00 Manchester £300.00 Lancashire £300.00 Merseyside £300.00

East Midlands

Derbyshire £300.00 Leicestershire £300.00 Lincolnshire £300.00 Northamptonshire £300.00 Nottinghamshire £300.00 Rutland £300.00


Cambridgeshire £300.00 Norfolk £300.00 Suffolk £300.00


Anglesey £300.00 Caernarvonshire £300.00 Denbigh £300.00 Flint £300.00 Cardigan £300.00 Brecon £360.00 Carmarthen £360.00 Glamorgan £360.00 Monmouth £360.00 Pembroke £360.00

West Midlands

Gloucestershire £300.00 Herefordshire £300.00 Shropshire £300.00 Staffordshire £300.00 Warwickshire £300.00 Worcestershire £300.00

South East

Bedfordshire £360.00 Berkshire £360.00 Buckinghamshire £360.00 East Sussex £360.00 Essex £360.00 Hampshire £360.00 Hertfordshire £360.00 Isle of Wight £360.00 Kent £360.00 Oxfordshire £360.00 Surrey £360.00 Sussex £360.00 West Sussex £360.00 London £360.00 Middlesex £360.00

South West

Cornwall £360.00 Devon £360.00 Dorset £360.00 Somerset £360.00 Wiltshire £360.00
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