Peter The Historical Musician

Peter The Historical Musician

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Location Yorkshire
Starting from £310
7 Reviews

Fantastic solo musician performing period music on the hurdy gurdy, recorder and flute, dulcimer, cittern, and lute.

  • Highlights
  • 13th to 19th Century music
  • Variety of period instruments
  • Handmade, authentic costume
  • Over 20 years of experience


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 19th centuries. As well as giving formal and informal concerts, he performs at banquets, pageants, weddings and living history events.

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

Peter has been delighting and informing audiences in historic locations for 20 years, for which he wears authentic hand-made costumes, and where he plays up to six different instruments.



By Peter The Historical Musician



Performance Schedule

  • Up to 2x45 minute sets


7 Reviews

Top reviews

Cathy Charlton

Event: Wedding
Location: 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!

Louise Murphy

Event: Wedding
Location: 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!

Laura Howard

Event: Birthday Party
Location: Liverpool

Top marks for Peter's performance.

Liam Knowles

Event: Wedding
Location: 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.

Lawrence Williams

Event: Birthday Party
Location: 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

Hermione Stavroulakis

Event: Birthday Party
Location: Cambridgeshire

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

Angela Oakley

Event: Wedding
Location: 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!


    We give you a bespoke price based on the exact location of your event. The pricing below is based on a central location for your area so you have an idea of what your price will be. The exact price will be given in the booking process after you’ve provided the location details.

    • Cambridgeshire £310
    • Norfolk £310
    • Suffolk £310
    East Midlands
    • Derbyshire £310
    • Leicestershire £310
    • Lincolnshire £310
    • Northamptonshire £310
    • Nottinghamshire £310
    • Rutland £310
    North East
    • Durham £310
    • North Yorkshire £310
    • Northumberland £310
    • South Yorkshire £310
    • Tyne and Wear £310
    • West Yorkshire £310
    • Yorkshire £310
    North West
    • Cheshire £310
    • Cumbria £310
    • Lancashire £310
    • Manchester £310
    • Merseyside £310
    • Aberdeen £372
    • Ayrshire £372
    • Dumfriesshire £372
    • East Lothian £372
    • Fife £372
    • Inverness £372
    • Lanarkshire £372
    • Midlothian £372
    • Perth £372
    • Stirlingshire £372
    • Sutherland £372
    • West Lothian £372
    South East
    • Bedfordshire £372
    • Berkshire £372
    • Buckinghamshire £372
    • East Sussex £372
    • Essex £372
    • Hampshire £372
    • Hertfordshire £372
    • Isle of Wight £372
    • Kent £372
    • London £372
    • Middlesex £372
    • Oxfordshire £372
    • Surrey £372
    • Sussex £372
    • West Sussex £372
    South West
    • Cornwall £372
    • Devon £372
    • Dorset £372
    • Somerset £372
    • Wiltshire £372
    • Anglesey £310
    • Brecon £372
    • Caernarvonshire £310
    • Cardigan £310
    • Carmarthen £372
    • Denbigh £310
    • Flint £310
    • Glamorgan £372
    • Monmouth £372
    • Pembroke £372
    West Midlands
    • Gloucestershire £310
    • Herefordshire £310
    • Shropshire £310
    • Staffordshire £310
    • Warwickshire £310
    • Worcestershire £310

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