PIVA at Haddon Hall – bringing alive Tudor and Elizabethan music: Friday 10th April 2015



On Friday 10th April the Banqueting Hall at historic Haddon Hall in Derbyshire will be the setting – around its ancient, roaring fireplace – in which to enjoy a unique evening of 16th century folk music, played for today.

The music will be performed by the group Piva, who play a wide range of authentic period instruments such as hurdy-gurdy, bagpipes, curtals, violin and recorders.  The concert will take place in one of the most atmospheric rooms at Haddon, and with local real ale flowing, it will feel like a step back to late medieval times when music such as Piva performs was first played.

Piva is delighted to be back performing at Haddon Hall, as Jane Moulder, Piva musician and programmer for the group, explains: “It’s one of the privileges of being in Piva that we get to play in some amazing places and Haddon really is rather special.  The fact that so much of its late medieval and Tudor architecture has survived is rare and the period of the house is absolutely right for the music we play.”

Tickets for the concert are £17.50 per person and must be booked in advance. Concert starts at 8pm.

Book online or by telephone 01629 810912 (office hours).

For full details on Haddon Hall, visit: www.haddonhall.co.uk 


For more information, photographs or interviews please contact: Jane Travis, Communications Consultant, on janetravis21@gmail.com or call 07779 586312

Notes to editors


  • Haddon Hall is situated between Bakewell and Matlock in the Peak District National Park and is three miles from Chatsworth House.
  • Lord Edward Manners inherited Haddon in 1999 on the death of his father the 10th Duke of Rutland. Manners is the family name of the Dukes of Rutland. Lord Edward is married to Gabrielle, Lady Edward Manners and they have twin boys Alfred and Vesey who were born in November 2013.
  • Haddon was built as a Norman fort at the beginning of the 12th Century making it one the oldest houses in the country – and was added to and developed from then to the 17th century.
  • Founded in 2002, Piva has been firmly established as one of this country’s leading early music ensembles. The group members are all multi-instrumentalists with backgrounds in renaissance, jazz, classical, folk and roots music; Piva melds all their influences together to create music of the past played for today. Playing throughout the UK and Europe, they have gained a reputation for their lively performances and entertaining shows.

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