swalcliffe Concerts


Our aim is to find groups that will help advance music within Swalcliffe. We are actively looking for great groups to play in the church if you have a suitable collective please don’t hesitate to get in touch via email: tunedin@swalcliffe.org



PIVA - Saturday 21st October 7:30pm - Doors open 7pm

PIVA present a special show for Swalcliffe

“The Flower of All Cities – A musical tour through 16th century London”

Swalcliffe will roll back the clock to the Renaissance for a touch of Elizabethan music when we welcome Piva who specialise in music from the 16th century played on authentic reproductions of the instruments of the period, such as shawms, curtal, bagpipes, crumhorns, violin and recorders.

Piva’s concert, specially arranged for Swalcliffe, will reflect the broad range of music that would have been heard in Elizabethan London.  “Music was part of everyday life in the city”, explains Eric Moulder, the group’s director, “whether you were a visiting dignitary at court, watching a play at the theatre or simply visiting the local ale house.  Londoners could also have attended the first ever public concerts which were performed by the city’s musicians every Sunday afternoon.”

The five members of Piva are all multi-instrumentalists, playing up to 40 different instruments at a gig, they take late 16th century dance and ballad tunes, they add their own innovative and diverse arrangements, they play with consummate skill and make this wonderful music ring out in the 21st century.

Since their formation in 2002 Piva have established themselves as one of the country’s leading early music groups, now recognized across the UK and Europe.  They have appeared at numerous festivals and venues including The Greenwich International Early Music Festival, Shrewsbury Folk Festival, Halsway Manor and Stafford Gatehouse Theatre.  It is with great pleasure that we welcome this fine band of musicians to Swalcliffe.

Not only do Piva play the instruments - they also make them!  Three members of Piva are professional instrument makers.  During the interval you will be able to meet the band and talk to them about their instruments and their music.

There will be a bar with wines and beers.  Doors open 7:00

Proceeds of the concert will support Swalcliffe Church, the Swalcliffe Village Fund and the projects and charities they both support.


Eric Moulder, Anne Wride, Tony Millyard, Jude Rees, Jane Moulder

Get more information about the band and its members here

“If you have the chance to see Piva, jump at it. ” Volunatry Arts Ireland

"Piva play with style and panache" fRoots

“Like all good bands, Piva need to be experienced live.”  Paul James, Blowzabella

“Bringing to life the roots of traditional dance music”  fRoots

TICKETS £14 available from 1st September.

The box office will open for info and phone bookings on 25th September – call 01295 788127.

Buying tickets is very easy.

For online purchases we can email the tickets to you or you may choose to collect them at the door.

Please use the PayPal buttons below to buy your tickets and select the quantity you require. You will be taken to a PayPal payment portal where you can pay immediately by credit/debit card using the “checkout as a guest” option, or via your personal PayPal account if you have one.

If you are not able to buy online you can call the Swalcliffe Box Office on 01295 788127 after 25th September to pay by credit card.

Tickets will be also be available on the door on the night and local people are welcome to call at Barn Well Cottage, Swalcliffe, after 25th September for cash or credit card sales.

Parking will be provided again through the generosity of Swalcliffe Park School, please follow signs and set your satnav to OX15 5EP

The Swalcliffe Concerts aim to offer a rich mix of musical styles, enhanced by the wonderful acoustics of St Peter and St Paul, Swalcliffe.  The concerts will raise funds for the church itself and other village projects and charities supported by the Swalcliffe Village Fund.

We have more exciting and varied performances lined up for the future so please look out for further announcements on this page.

Car parking will usually be provided through the kindness of Swalcliffe Park School which is a short walk from the Church, please look out for directions signs and follow the directions of parking stewards as you approach the venue.

The church now has a wonderful new toilet to disabled standards and a small café which should be in operation for concerts serving hot and cold beverages.  The bar of the Stags Head, just across the road, is recommended for those who seek a good “bar’s rest” before or after the performance.

Unassisted disabled access to the church is very difficult and up a flight of stone steps, so if you have special access needs please give advance notice so that we can be ready with suitable assistance for you.

TunedIn Swalcliffe: If you wish to keep “tuned in” to future Swalcliffe musical events please email tunedin@swalcliffe.org and we will add you to our mailing list.