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Cairn String Quartet

The Cairn Quartet String ensembles perform across the world in all settings, from intimate settings to extravagant productions. At home or abroad, they are equally at home playing for small intimate events or arena stages.

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Set List / Repertoire

Wedding Ceremony Classical Favourites
A Thousand Years / Christina Perry
Air on a G String / Bach
All about You / McFly
Ave Maria / Beyonce, Schubert and Gounod
Canon / Pachelbel
Caledonia / Dougie McLean
For the Love of a Princess / Secret Wedding / Braveheart
Here Come the Girls turning into Pachelbel’s Canon / Sugababes / Pachelbel
Highland Cathedral
I Giorno / Einaudi
Kissing You / From Romeo and Juliet
One Day Like this / Elbow
The Final Countdown / Europe
Wedding March / Wagner
Wedding March / Mendelssohn
Wedding March turning into Star Wars / Mendelssohn / Star Wars
Wedding March turning into All you Need is Love / Mendelssohn / Beatles
Wedding March turning into Another One Bites the Dust / Mendelssohn / Queen

Charts 50, 60, 70, 80s
A Forrest / The Cure
A Hard Days Night / The Beatles
A Little Help from My Friends / The Beatles
A Little respect / Erasure
A Song for you / Donny Hathaway
Africa / Toto
Ain't No Mountain High Enough / Marvin Gaye/Diana Ross
Albatross / Fleetwood Mac
All I Want is You / U2
All you Need is Love / The Beatles
Always a Woman / Billy Joel
And I Love Her / The Beatles
Annie's Song / John Denver
At Last / Etta James
Atomic / Blondie
Baby Give it Up / KC and the Sunshine Band
Back in Black / AC/DC
Ballerina Girl / Lionel Ritchie
Beat It / Michael Jackson
Be My Baby / the Ronnettes
Billy Jean / Michael Jackson
Blackbird / The Beatles
Bohemian Rhapsody / Queen
Born to be Wild / Steppenwolf
Born to Run / Bruce Springsteen
Both Sides Now / Joni Mitchell
Boys Don't Cry / The Cure
Bridge Over Troubled Water / Paul Simon
Bring on the Dancing Horses / Echo & the Bunnymen
Brown Eyed Girl / Van Morrisson
California Dreaming / The Mama and the Papas
Can't Help Falling in Love / Elvis
Caravan of Love / House Martins
Celebration / Kool and the Gang
Changes / David Bowie
Close to You / The Carpenters
Come on Eileen / Dexy's Midnight Runners
Comfortably Numb / Pink Floyd
Come on Over to my Place / The Drifters
Country Roads Take me Home / John Denver
Crazy Little thing Called Love / Queen
Dancing Queen / ABBA
Dancing in the Dark / Bruce Springsteen
Disco Inferno / 70's Medley
Does Your Mother Know / ABBA
Don't Stop Believing / Journey
Don't Stop me Now / Queen
Don't Worry Baby / The Beach Boys
Don't You Want me Baby / The Human League
Eight Days a Week / The Beatles
Enter Sandman / Metallica
Everlasting Love / Love Affair
Everywhere / Fleetwood Mac
Every Little Thing She Does is Magic / The Police
Every Step You Take / The Police
Everything / Michael Bublé
Feeling Good / Nina Simone
Get Back / The Beatles
God Only Knows / The Beach Boys
Gold / Spandau Ballet
Good Day Sunshine / The Beatles
Good Vibrations / The Beach Boys
Happy Together / The Turtles
Harvest Moon / Neil Young
Have I told you Lately / Van Morrisson
Heart of Gold / Neil Young
Hello Goodbye / The Beatles
Here Comes the Sun / Nina Simone
Heroes / David Bowie
Hey Jude / The Beatles
Higher and Higher / Jackie Wilson
Highway to Hell / AC/DC
Hotel California / The Eagles
Hound Dog / Elvis
Hysteria / Def Leppard
I Do, I Do, I Do / Abba
I Don't Want to Miss a Thing / Aerosmith
I Feel Fine / The Beatles
I Get Around / The Beach Boys
I Just Can't Stop Loving You / Michael Jackson
I love Rock and Roll / Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
I Love Rock n Roll / Joan Jett
I Love You / The Ordinary Boys
I Only Want to be with You / Dusty Springfield
I Say a Little Prayer / 70's Medley
I Think We're Alone Now / Tiffany
I Wanna be your Lover / Prince
I Will Survive / 70's Medley
I Would Die for you / Prince
I'll be there / Jackson 5
I’ll be Your Mirror / The Velvet Underground
I'm a Believer / The Monkeys
I'm gonna be (500 Miles) / The Proclaimers
Imagine / John Lennon
Immigrant Song / Led Zeppelin
Into My Arms / Nick Cave
Iris / The Goo Goo Dolls
Is This Love / Bob Marley
Isn't She Lovely / Stevie Wonder
It Must be Love / Madness
It's Not Unusual / Tom Jones
Just Can't Get Enough / Depeche Mode
La Vie en Rose / Louis Armstrong
Lady Madonna / The Beatles
Let it Be / The Beatles
Let It Be Me / The Everley Brothers
Let's Dance / David Bowie
Life on Mars / David Bowie
Like a Rolling Stone / Bob Dylan
Lips like Sugar / Echo & the Bunnymen
Living on a Prayer / Bon Jovi
Love Gun / Kiss
Love me Tender / Elvis
Love, Reign O'er Me / The Who
Lovely Day / Bill Withers
Lovesong / The Cure
Lullaby / The Cure
Make Me Smile / Steve Hurley and Cockney Rebel
Mamma Mia / Abba
Man in the Mirror / Michael Jackson
More Than a Feeling / Boston
Mr Bojangles / Nina Simone
Mull of Kintyre / Paul McCartney Wings
My First, My Last, My Everything / Barry White
My Life / The Beatles
New York New York / Frank Sinatra
Nothing Lasts Forever / Echo & the Bunnymen
One / Metallica
One Love / Bob Marley
Orinoco Flow / Enya
Papa Don't Preach / Madonna
Paperback Writer / The Beatles
Paradise City / Guns N' Roses
Penny Arcade / Roy Orbison
Perfect Day / Lou Reed
Piano Man / Billy Joel
Please, Please let me get what I want / The Smiths
Pour Some Sugar on Me / Def Leppard
Pretty Woman / Roy Orbison
Rescue / Echo & the Bunnymen
Respect / Aretha Franklin
Ring of Fire / Double Denim Medley
Rock Around the Clock / Bill Haley
Rockin All Over the World / Status Quo
Romeo and Juliet / Dire Straits
Say a Little Prayer / Dionne Warwick
Shine On You Crazy Diamonds / Pink Floyd
Signed, Sealed, Delivered / Stevie Wonder
Smooth Criminal / Michael Jackson
Somebody to Love / Queen
Something / The Beatles
Somewhere Over The Rainbow / What a Wonderful World / Israel Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
Songbird / Fleetwood Mac
Stand by Me / Ben E. King
Stand by Your Man / Tammy Wynette
Strawberry Fields Forever / The Beatles
Stuck in the Middle with You / Stealers Wheel
Sweet Caroline / Neil Diamond
Sweet Dreams / Annie Lennox
Take on Me / AHA
Teenage Kicks / The Undertones
Thank You / Led Zeppelin
The Boys are Back in Town / Thin Lizzy
The Chain / Fleetwood Mac
The Final Countdown / Europe
The Long and Winding Road / The Beatles
The Power of Love / Huey Lewis and the News
The Rose / Bette Midler
The Wonder of You / Elvis
There Must be an Angel Playing With my Heart / Eurythmics / Annie Lennox
Thriller / Michael Jackson
Time after Time / Cyndi Lauper
Tiny Dancer - Elton John
Together in Electric Dreams / Mike Oldfield
Total Eclipse of the Heart / Bonnie Tyler
True / Spandau Ballet
Try a Little Tenderness / Marvin Gaye
Turn Turn Turn / The Byrds
Twist and Shout / The Beatles
We Have All the Time in the World / Louis Armstrong
We're Having a Party / The Drifters
What a Wonderful World / Louis Armstrong
When I Fall in Love / Heyman and Young
When I'm 64 / The Beatles
White Wedding / Billy Idol
Wish You Were Here / Pink Floyd
With or Without You / U2
Wonderful Tonight / Eric Clapton
World Without Love / The Beatles
Wouldn't It Be Nice / The Beach Boys
Wuthering Heights / Kate Bush
Yesterday / The Beatles
YMCA / The Village People
You Are the Sunshine of my Life / Stevie Wonder
You Make my Dreams come True / Hall and Oates
You Really Got a Hold on Me / Smokey Robinson
You Really Got Me / The Kinks
Young Hearts Run Free / Candi Staton
You Shook me All Night Long / AC/DC
You're my Best Friend / Queen
You've Got a Friend / Carol King
Your Song / Elton John

Charts 90, 00s, Now
2 become 1 / Spice Girls
23 / Jimmy Eat World
A Farewell to Kings / Rush
A Million Love Songs / Take That
A Million Years Ago / Adele
A Moment Like This / Leona Lewis
A Real Hero / College and Electric Youth
A Sky Full of Stars / Coldplay
A Thousand Years / Christina Perry
A Week Off / Malcolm Middleton
Accidentally in Love / Counting Crows
Adventure of a Lifetime / Coldplay
All of Me / John Legend
All of the Lights / Kanye West
All of the Lights Interlude / Kanye West
All that I want / Rival Sons
All the Single Ladies - Put a Ring on It / Beyoncé
All the Small Things / Blink 182
All the Things that I have Done / The Killers
All the Way Down : Prologue Chapter 1 / Biffy Clyro
All Time Love / Will Young
Always a Woman / Billy Joel
American Land / Bruce Springsteen
Angeles / Elliot Smith
Angels / Robbie Williams
Apologise / One Republic
Astronaut / Amanda Palmer
Ave Maria / Beyonce
Awake / Josh Groban
Baby Lee / Teenage Fanclub
Baby When the Lights Go Out / 5ive
Back in Black / Double Denim Medley
Backyard Skulls / Frightened Rabbit
Bad Romance / Lady Gaga
Be our Guest / Beauty and the Beast
Beautiful / Him
Beautiful Day / U2
Beethoven’s Five Secrets / the Piano Guys
Before you Go / Lewis Capaldi
Ben Howard / Keep Your Head Up
Best Day of my Life / American Authors
Best Day of my Life / Bright Eyes
Better / Tom Baxter
Better than Now / Miaoux Miaoux
Better Together / Jack Johnson
Biblical / Biffy Clyro
Bittersweet Symphony / The Verve
Black Chandelier / Biffy Clyro
Black is the Colour / Cara Dillon
Black Star / Radiohead
Blackbird / The Beatles
Bodies in Flight / Biffy Clyro
Book of Love / Peter Gabriel
Boys Don't Cry / The Cure
Brighter than Sunshine / Aqualung
Bring on the Dancing Horses / Echo & the Bunnymen
Brother / Admiral Fallow
C'est la Vie / Double Denim Medley
C'Mere / Interpol
Can I Stay / Ray la Montagne
Can't Feel My Face / The Weeknd
Can’t Stop the Feelin’ / Justin Timberlake
Champagne Supernova / Oasis
Chasing Cars / Snow Patrol
Chasing Rainbows / Shed Seven
Children / Robert Miles
Cigarettes and Alcohol / Oasis
City of Blinding Lights / U2
Clocks / Coldplay
Clown / Emeli Sande
Come Away With Me / Norah Jones
Community Property / Steel Panther
Cosmic Love / Florence + the Machine
Crash into Me / Dave Matthews Band
Crazy in Love / Beyonce
Cult of Personality / Living Colour
Dark Side / Kelly Clarkson
Diamonds / Rihanna
Dilemna / Edwyn Collins
Dirty Paws / Of Monsters and Men
Disco 2000 / Pulp
Dog Days are Over / Florence and the Machine
Domino / Jessie J
Don't You Worry Child / Swedish House Mafia
Dreaming of You / The Coral
Drops of Jupiter / Train
Earth Song / Michael Jackson
Easy Way Out / Elliot Smith
Embers / Just Jack
Empire State of Mind / Alicia Keys and Jay-Z
Engine Driver / The Decemberists
Everlong / Foo Fighters
Every Weekday / Camera Obscura
Everybody's On the Run / Noel Gallagher
Everything / Michael Bublé
Faithfully / Journey
Fall at Your Feet / Crowded House
Fat Lip / Sum 41
FEAR / Ian Brown
February Song / Josh Groban
Feel / Robbie Williams
Feel So Close / Calvin Harris
Feeling Good / Muse
Fields of Gold / Sting
Fire / Steve Mason
Firework / Katie Perry
First Day of My Life / Bright Eyes
First Fires / Bonobo (Medley)
Fisherman's Blues / The Waterboys
Fix You / Coldplay
Fluorescent Adolescent / Arctic Monkeys
For me Formidable / Charles Aznavour
Forever in Blue Jeans / Double Denim Medley
Forget You / Ce Lo Green
Free / Zac Brown Band
French Navy / Camera Obscura
Friday I'm in Love / The Cure
From This Moment / Shania Twain
Get Free / Major Lazor
Get Lucky / Daft Punk
Glorybox / Portishead
Gold Digger / Kanye West
Gravity / John Meyer
Gravity / Embrace
Greatest Day / Take That
Gun / Chvrches
Hallelujah / Leonard Cohen
Halo / Beyonce
Happy / Pharell
Hard to Concentrate / Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Haste to the wedding / The Corrs
Heartbeats / Jose Gonzales
Hello / Adele
Here Come the Girls / Sugababes
Here Comes Your Man / The Pixies
Hey Soul Sister / Train
Hey There Delilah / Plain White Tee's
Ho Hey / The Lumineers
Holocene / Bon Iver
Home / Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
Honey and the Moon / Joseph Arthur
Hoppipola / Sigur Rós
Hounds of Love / The Futureheads
How Can You Eat so much Sleep / Bombay Bicycle Club
How Long Will I Love You / Ellie Golding
Hysteria / Muse
I believe in a thing called love / The Darkness
I Don't Want to Miss a Thing / Aerosmith
I Feel Good / Double Denim Medley
I gotta feeling / Black Eyed Peas
I Heard / Young Fathers
I just can't get enough / Depeche Mode
I Like the Way This is Going / The Eels
I Like Me Better When I’m With You / Lauv
I look to you / Whitney Houston
I Love Rock n Roll / Joan Jett
I Love You / The Ordinary Boys
I Predict a Riot / Kaiser Chiefs
I Wanna be Adored / The Stone Roses
I Will Wait / Mumford and Sons
I Wish I was a Punk Rocker / Sandi Thom
I Would Do Anything For Love / Meatloaf
I’d Go with You Anywhere / Birds of Tokyo
I'm Ready / Bryan Adams
I'm Yours / Jason Mraz
If I Had £1,000,000 / Barenaked Ladies
If I were a Boy / Beyonce
In my Place / Coldplay
Into My Arms / Nick Cave
Iris / Goo Goo Dolls
Irish Boy / Mark Knofler
Island / The Phantom Band
It's All About You / McFly
It's A Motherfucker / Eels
Judas / Lady Gaga
Just a Girl / No Doubt
Just Dance / Lady Gaga
Just Like Heaven / The Cure
Just the way you are / Bruno Mars
Keep your head Up / Ben Howard
Keep Yourself Warm / Frightened Rabbit
Kids / MGMT
Kiss from a Rose / Seal
Kisses and Cake / John Powell
Knights of Cydonia / Muse
Las Vegas in the Hills of Donegal / Goats Don't Shave
Latch / Sam Smith
Lay Me Down / Sam Smith
Lay it Down Slow / Spiritualised
Leaf Piece / King Creosote
Leslie / King Creosote
Let Her Go / Passenger
Levels / Avicii
Life with You / The Proclaimers
Lips like Sugar / Echo & the Bunnymen
Little Talks / Of Monsters and Men
Live Forever / Oasis
Locked Out of Heaven / Bruno Mars
Love Changes Everything / Andrew Lloyd Weber
Love is All Around / Wet Wet Wet
Love is the Way / Eddi Reader
Love machine / Girls Aloud
Love on Top / Beyonce
Love the Way you Lie / Rihanna
Love Will Tear Us Apart / Joy Division
Love Yourself / Justin Bieber
Low Winter Sun / Kid Canaveral
Lucky Man / The Verve
M79 / Vampire Weekend
Made Up Love Song #43 / The Guillemots
Make it Wit Chu / Queens of the Stone Age
Make you feel my love / Bob Dylan/Adele
Many of Horror / Biffy Clyro
Mardy Bum / Arctic Monkeys
Marry Me / Train
Marry You / Bruno Mars
Master of Puppets / Mettallica
May it Be / Enya
Mid Air / Paul Buchanan
Mirrors / Justin Timberlake
Monkey Wrench / Foo Fighters
More of you / Chris Stapleton
Mountains / Biffy Clyro
Mr Brightside / The Killers
My Hero / Foo Fighters
My Love / Sia
My Love / Justin Timberlake
Need You Now / Lady Antebellum
Never be Lonely / The Feeling
New Rules / Dua Lipa
Nice Dream / Radiohead
No One Knows / Queens of the Stone Age
Northern Sky / Nick Drake
Nothing Else Matters / Metallica
Nothing Lasts Forever / Echo & the Bunnymen
Numb / Linken Park
Old Pine / Ben Howard
On the Side of Angels / Leanne Rimes
On Top of the World / Imagine Dragons
One / Metallica
One Call Away / Charlie Puth
One Day like This / Elbow
One Love / Bob Marley
Only You / Sinead O'Connor
Orion / Metallica
Papa Don't Preach / Madonna
Paparazzi / Lady Gaga
Paradise / Coldplay
Paradise / George Ezra
Paradise City / Guns n Roses
Paranoid Android / Radiohead
Pencil full of lead / Paolo Nutini
Perfect / Ed Sheeran
Photograph / Ed Sheeran
Please, Please let me get what I want / The Smiths
Poker Face / Lady Gaga
Pompeii / Bastille
Porcelain / Moby
Prelude / Bonobo (Medley)
Pour Some Sugar on Me / Def Leppard
Put a Ring on it/ Single Ladies / Beyonce
Raspberry Beret / Prince
Rather Be / Clean Bandit
Re Stacks / Bon Iver
Reign of Love / Coldplay
Rescue / Echo & the Bunnymen
Ring of Fire / Double Denim Medley
Riptide / Vance Joy
River / Emeli Sande
Roar / Katy Perry
Rolling in the Deep / Adele
Rome Wasn’t Built in a Day / Morcheeba
Royals / Lorde
Ruby / Kaiser Chiefs
Rude Boy / Rihanna
Rule the World / Take That
Run / Snow Patrol
Runaway / The Corrs
Rust / Echo & the Bunnymen
Safe and Sound / Taylor Swift
Sally Cinnamen / The Stone Roses
Same Jeans / Double Denim Medley
Secret Smile / Semisonic
Secrets / One Republic
September / The Shins
Set Fire to the Rain / Adele
Seven Nation Army / White Stripes
Shake it Off / Taylor Swift
Shallow / Lady Gaga
Shape of You / Ed Sheeran
She / Elvis Costello
She is Love / Oasis
She Moves in Her Own Way / The Kooks
She's Everything / Brad Paisley
Shiver / Coldplay
Shut Up and Dance with Me / Walk the Moon
Sigh no More / Mumford and Sons
Simply the Best / Tina Turner
Skinny Love / Bon Iver
Somebody That I Used to Know / GOTYE
Someone you Loved / Lewis Capaldi
Somewhere Only we Know / Keane
Songbird / Eva Cassidy
Spend a Lifetime / Jamiroquai
Spiralling / Keane
Stand by Me / Oasis
Star Girl / McFly
Staralfur / Sigur Ros
Starlight / Muse
Stay with Me / Sam Smith
Still Into You / Paramore
Stop Me / Mark Ronson
Story of my Life / One Direction
Sugar / Maroon 5
Summertime Sadness / Lana del Ray
Sunshine / Gabrielle
Sweet Child of Mine / Guns n Roses
Sweet Disposition / Temper Trap
Sweet Dreams / Annie Lennox
Symphony / Clean Bandit
Take Me Out / Franz Ferdinand
Take me to Church / Hozier
Teardrop / Massive Attack
Teddy Picker / Arctic Monkeys
Teenage Dream / Katy Perry
Ten Storey Love Song / The Stone Roses
The Cave / Mumford and Sons
The Flood / Take That
The Middle / Jimmy Eat World
The Nights / Avicii
The Only Exception / Paramore
The Power of Love / Jennifer Rush
The Promise / Girls Aloud
The Reason / Hoobastank
The Scientist / Coldplay
The Universal / Blur
There she goes / The La's
There's a Light that Never Goes Out / The Smiths
This Year's Love / David Gray
Tilted / Christine and the Queens
Time is Running Out / Muse
Times Like These / Foo Fighters
Toothpaste Kisses / The Macabees
Unconditionally / Katy Perry
Under the Cover of Darkness / The Strokes
Uptown Funk / Mark Ronson/Bruno Mars
Uptown Girl / Westlife
Us / Regina Spektor
Use Somebody / Kings of Leon
Video Games / Lana del Ray
Viva la Vida / Coldplay
Wake me up / Avicii
We are Young / Fun
We Found Love / Rihanna
What Can I Do / The Corrs
What Do You Got / Bon Jovi
What Do You Mean / Justin Bieber
What Have You Got / Bon Jovi
Whatever / Oasis
Wherever you Will Go / The Calling
Wild Horses / Alicia Keys
Wings / Birdy
Without You / David Guetta
Won't Give Up / Jason Mraz
Wonderwall / Oasis
Yellow / Coldplay
You / Take That
You and Me / Lifehouse
You and Me Song / The Wannadies
You are the Best Thing / Ray la Montagne
You Do Something to Me / Paul Weller
You Got the Love / Florence + the Machine
You Held the World in Your Arms / Idlewild
You Raise me Up / Josh Groban
You're Beautiful / James Blunt
Your Song / Ellie Goulding 

2 Waltzes / Dvorak
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba / Handel
Blue Danube Waltz / Strauss
Brandenburg III / Bach
Butterfly Waltz / Brian Crain
Can-Can / Offenbach
Chanson de matin / Elgar
Chanson de nuit / Elgar
Czardas / Monti
Fantasia on ‘Greensleeves’ / Vaughan Williams
First Polovtsian Dance / Borodin
Flower Duet from Lakmé / Delibes
Funiculì, Funiculà / Denza
Gabriel's Oboe from The Mission / Ennio Morricone
Humoresques / Dvorak
I Giorni, Fairytale, Devinire, Passagio, Chorale, / Ludovico Einaudi
Intermezzo / Mascagni
La Vie en Rose / La Vie en Rose
Largo from the New World Symphony / Dvorak
Largo from Winter / Vivaldi
Norwegian Dance No.2 / Grieg
Nuvole Bianche / Ludovico Einaudi
O Mio Babbino Caro / Puccini
O sole mio / Di Capua
Palladio / Karl Jenkins
Pavane / Fauré
Radetzky March / Strauss
Re:member? / Olafur Arnolds
Romanze / Shostakovich
Romeo and Juliet Overture / Tchaikovsky
Rondeau from the Fairy Queen / Purcell
Salut d'amour / Elgar
Selection of favourite quartets / Mozart
Selection of favourite quartets / Haydn
Spring / Vivaldi
St Paul's Suite / Holst
Tales of Vienna Woods / Strauss
The National Anthem of South Africa
The Nutcracker Suite / Tchaikovsky
Theme from Jupiter ( I vow to thee my country) / Holst
Thunder and Lightning Polka / Strauss
Time to Say Goodbye / Sartori and Quarantotto
Un Bel Di / Madame Butterfly
Watermill / Ronald Binge
Wedding March / Wagner
Wedding March / Mendolsohn
and many more!


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    Default lineup: 4 members

    Quartet 2x Violin; 1x Viola; 1x Cello

    Full Biography

    * A classy, young and cool String Quartet from Glasgow
    * Pop, Modern, Rock, Movie and Video Game Soundtrack
    * Specialise in tailor made weddings, events and stage performances
    * Available to travel

    Tailor-Made Events

    The Cairn Quartet String ensemble perform across the world in all settings, from intimate settings to extravagant productions. They are equally at home soundtracking your perfect wedding day, launching your new product or adding some sparkle to your Corporate Events or adding a visual and audio Wow Factor to a band or artist, in the Studio or on the Arena Stage.

    Formed in 2007 whilst busking on the streets of Glasgow, the Cairn String Quartet are graduates of the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (now Royal Conservatoire of Scotland)

    Specialising in the arrangement and performance of all musical genres, but particularly rock and pop, the quartet provides a tailored made experience designed to make your event memorable and unique. The String Quartet are the most in demand group in Scotland to soundtrack Weddings and Events, performing all genres of music on classical instruments. Composing their very own string arrangements, as well as collaborating with other Scottish composers and arrangers, has led their playlist to rival no other, over 1500 songs to choose form yourself. Expect Bach to Bowie to Beyonce, Ravel to Radiohead, Mozart to Metallica to Muse, Elgar to Ed Sheeran, Sinatra to Star Wars, Film ,TV and Video Games Themes from Still Game to Zelda!.

    Pop and rock princesses at heart, the four ladies are passionate about music, write and arrange their own material performing throughout the UK, Europe and North and South America and North Africa, as well as providing backing strings for over 300 solo artists and bands including Paul Weller, Ocean Colour Scene, Frightened Rabbit, Twin Atlantic and Echo and the Bunnymen.

    Equally at home in their wellies as well as their Vivienne Westwoods, Festival appearances for the Cairn String Quartet include Glastonbury, T in the Park and Benicassim whilst Radio and TV Appearances are in abundance.

    Cairn String Quartet allow you to choose your own Soundtrack to your event, from start to finish from a huge playlist of approx 1500 songs, mostly covers of your favourite bands. They can also playlists for your guests to allow them to make requests during your Drinks Reception or Meal.

    Cairn String Quartet have always taken pride in their efficient and personal customer service, and will be happy to answer any questions you might have regarding any event.


    What People Have Said

    "Dear Annemarie and the Cairn Quartet, Just back from honeymoon and wanted to thank you all for the beautiful music for our wedding at Prestonfield on Sunday 7 September. You were absolutely breathtaking and even better than we'd imagined so thank you so much. From the pieces you played before our ceremony, to the special arrangements during our ceremony (including our hymn In Christ Alone which sounded wonderful) everything was perfect. Moon River from Breakfast at Tiffany's (which I walked down the aisle to) and You Raise Me Up by Josh Groban (which was played during silent prayer) especially were both huge hits with our family and friends and there wasn't a dry eye in the house at those points. We have had so many compliments on the music we just had to let you know how happy we were with it and also to let you know that it was an absolute pleasure to work with you. Your customer service and whole approach was fantastic - so friendly and helpful - nothing was too much trouble and your calming and laid back manner was much appreciated! We wouldn't hesitate to use you again or recommend you to friends and family (in fact I recommended you to a colleague Melissa Ferrie a number of weeks ago who has since booked you for her wedding at the Botanics in Glasgow this autumn). Our photographs should be ready any day now so I'll forward the link to our web gallery as soon as they are ready so you can see yourselves on camera and perhaps use a photograph on your blog.

    Take care, speak to soon.

    With love from Mairi & Paul Gordon xxx"

    "Hi Annemarie,
    The new Mrs Dean here! I just wanted to email you to say a huge thank you for being part of our big day on 6th September at the Dunblane Hydro. Everyone has informed me that you were excellent and really added to the ambience of the day.

    Thank you so much for all your help with the composition of Colorful, our friends said it was wonderful. I am really excited to see the video as then I will really get a chance to appreciate the music. Also, having played the cello myself for 10 years, I think there is something very beautiful about the sight of a string ensemble playing whether it be a quartet or a full orchestra! Once again, thanks for everything you did. I won't forget you.

    Kind regards

    Amanda & Andrew"

    "Hi, I am sorry that it has taken me this long to get around to thanking you all. The music was sensational and all of our guests couldn't stop raving about you. It was such a nice touch to have a combination of classical and modern pieces played at our wedding. You have been fantastic.

    Nikki and Crawford 12th July"

    "Hi Annemarie,We are just writing to express our deepest thanks for your lovelynperformance at our wedding ceremony at the Hill of Tarvit in Cupar on the 8th of August. Many of our guests commented on how much they enjoyed listening to you during the following drinks reception. We would like to wish you all the very best for future successes.

    Kindest Regards

    Justin & Jennifer"

    "Hi girls, Just wanted to say thank you so much for playing at kibble palace on Saturday. I thought the place looked fab and it was great hearing our favourite elbow song. I just wish we had had longer to look around thanks again. hopefully see you soon at someone else's wedding

    Mrs Stevenson (Melissa Ferrie)"

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