Piva is available for concerts, historical shows, festivals and functions.
Last updated 18th February 2013
We're about to start recording our next cd and this time, the theme will be Italian music. If you haven't already got a copy of Heigh Ho Holiday you can still buy one directly from us or download mp3 tracks via CD Baby or iTunes. Further details and handy links are all available on the page.
You can also buy the tracks directly from our Facebook
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can listen to some full tracks on our Myspace site at www.myspace.com/pivarenaissancemusic
To see the track list for Heigh Ho Holiday please click here
“This disc is a joyous reclamation of a section
of Elizabethan repertoire, Piva are clearly having sheer good fun. A highlight
is some superbly sprightly and jauntily articulated playing from Piva’s
recorder and curtal players” ****Early Music Today
“This is a must have album because it contains great tunes played well, while bringing to life the roots of the English traditional dance music that we know and love.” fRoots Magazine
“A fine debut that is artfully produced, skilfully arranged and worthy of repeated listens.” Chanter Magazine
“Great playing and joyful arrangements! Nice selections of music, so much I know and love!” Bob Wiemken, Piffaro
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"The entertainment came from a remarkable Renaissance music group called PIVA. They play an amazing variety of music of the Elizabethan era, they entertained for an hour and not a minute of that was too long. Not only did the group sound great, they also looked great in costumes of the time and their enthusiasm was infectious. If you have the chance to hear them, jump at it." Kenneth Irvine - Chair, Voluntary Arts Ireland.
“This was not just a recital but a group of musicians living the music they were playing. Their body language clearly displayed their unity with the music. The sound of each instrument was clear but blended with the others to a wonderful atmospheric harmony. Informative introductions added meaning to lively pieces. This was early music at its most entertaining. Piva has certainly achieved its objective of bringing this music back to life.” Peter Collett, Leicester Mercury.
"The sound was hauntingly magnificent, harmonious. We need people like this to keep this ancient music alive." Tradition Magazine
"I would just like to take this opportunity to say what a pleasure it was having you performing on the Market. The atmosphere that you brought to the event was spot on!! It is really nice to work with such professionals – we would definitely like to use your services again and will recommend you to anyone holding a similar event." Emma Adcocks - Stockport Market Officer
“We were delighted with Piva’s concert this year at the Leicester Early Music Festival and wondered if you would like a return visit?” John Bence, Leicester Early Music Festival
“Just what we were looking for. The audience were especially delighted to hear the crumhorn piece – such an excellent sound.” Helen Mason, Lincoln Early Music Festival
"We are delighted that Piva return each year to the magical setting of Little Moreton Hall. The property is brought to life by the wonderful sounds that fill the property, much to the delight of of our visitors". David Watts, Property Manager, Little Moreton Hall
“That was magic, pure magic. I had a smile on my face from the very first note to the last.” Peter Berg, Lincoln Early Music Festival
“So are you two a married couple then, cos I think your really 'ansome - other than your wearing a tea towel on your 'ead” Very Strange Lady, Stockport Market (Editors Note:- Eric was wearing a coif at the time!)
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