Comedy String Quartet

Comedy String Quartet will leave you with a smile on your face; 16 strings, 8 dancing feet & 4 voices. A talented quartet, they are a male & female group performing modern & classical music with a unique style & mischievous wit.

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Set List / Repertoire

Danny Boy - Trad.
Love to You - Cole Porter
The Lark Romanian - Trad.
It Ain't Necessarily So - George Gershwin
The Auld Triangle - Brendan Beahan
Oro Se Do Beatha Baille - Trad.
She Moved Through The Fair - Trad.
Wave In The Water - Negro Spiritual
Dark Eyes - Trad.
Summertime - George Gershwin
The Sailors Hornpipe - Trad.
La Cumparsita Matos - Rodriguez
The Parting Glass - Trad.
Eleanor Rigby - McCartney
A Perfect Day - Lou Reed
Hava Nagila - Trad.
Caprice No. 24 - Paganini
Hungarian Dance No.5 - Brahms
Jupiter from the Planets - Holst
Jeeves and Wooster - Anne Dudley
Can Can - Offenbach
Pizzicato Polka - Strauss
Radetzky March - Strauss
Harry Lime Theme - Kavas
Rondo alIa Turka - Mozart
Air on a G string - Bach
Spring from the Four Seasons - Vivaldi
Overture to Carmen - Bizet
Czardas - Monti
Now is the Month of Maying - Trad.
The Entertainer - Scott Joplin
Country Club - Scott Joplin
Kanon in D - Pachelbel
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik - Mozart
Bolero - Rave

Full Biography

*Unique & talented musicians
*Vocals as well as string quartet & dancing
*Great for all ages - from very young to young at heart!
*Best rates in the South
*Suitable for a range of events

If you are looking for jaw-dropping, mouth-watering, belly-aching and side-splitting entertainment then look no further. Comedy String Quartet provides an exciting and unique alternative to the String Quartet, offering an all-singing, all-dancing, comedy cabaret act. They have moved the classical string quartet into the 21st Century. The combination of classical, jazz, opera and folk and acoustic music together with energetic, choreographed moves and humorous interactions with the audience provides a stunning show that no one will forget. Every item in the programme reveals a unique talent displayed in amazing individual and group performances with an exciting choreographed presentation.

Comedy String Quartet was founded in 1997 by Cathal O'Duill. Whilst street-performing in Covent Garden (London) he realised that classical music could be made fun for any audience through interaction and comedy. The company has developed a unique antidote to the preconceptions of classical music as stuffy and elitist and succeeds in bringing it to anyone and everyone whatever their age.

Comedy String Quartet have a large international following and in 2011 performed in Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Tunisia, Sweden, Holland, Estonia, Spain, Italy, Norway, Denmark, Greece, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England. The group perform for a huge range of events, their varied work taking them from festivals, cruise-ships and concert halls to prisons, hospitals and schools; from weddings and parties to theatres and corporate events.

Comedy String Quartet are happy to perform a more traditional repertoire at your Wedding ceremony, followed by their outstanding comedy cabaret later on in the day! Please see performance times or speak to an Alive Network booking agent for more details.

Mix & Mingle
Add some musical comedy magic to your party celebrations with mix-and-mingle performances by professional string quartet musicians Comedy String Quartet. Weaving among your guests, Comedy String Quartet are trained in the art of playing classical music, gypsy-folk and  performing stand-up comedy - sometimes all at once! Guaranteed to surprise and delight every party-goer as they work the room!

Please note...

- Advertised prices are for Weddings & Private Parties. If you wish to hire the Comedy String Quartet for a Corporate Event, please see booking options.

- The quartet's sound will carry acoustically to 100 people (and for vocals they carry their own radio mics) - over this number, they will require a PA system and Lighting, including 4 microphones & boom stands.


Default lineup: 4 members

Double Bass; 2 x Violins; Viola
Please note: The Comedy String Quartet is now an international show, utilising over 30 fully trained musicians in three different countries. Carl, the founding member and band leader plays double bass in 99% of UK shows - but all other members may differ from those shown in promotional materials, depending on availability. All members of the act are fully trained and experienced and line up variations have no detriment to the quality of the show at all.

Performance Times

1 x 45 minutes Cabaret Show set

From £1960 + travel

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1 x 60 minutes Cabaret Show set

From £1960 + travel

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Wedding Ceremony + 1 x 60 minutes Cabaret Show set

From £2,764 + travel

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Price from £1,960 + travel from London

Based on 4 members performing 1 x 60 minute cabaret show set

  • East of England From £1,960
  • South East From £1,960
  • South West From £1,960
  • East Midlands From £2,287
  • North East From £2,287
  • North West From £2,287
  • Northern Ireland From £2,287
  • Republic of Ireland From £2,287
  • Scotland From £2,287
  • Wales From £2,287
  • West Midlands From £2,287
  • Yorkshire and the Humber From £2,287

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Performance quality: 5 stars
Sound quality: 5 stars
Behaviour: 5 stars
Communication: 5 stars
Audience engagement: 5 stars
Value for money: 5 stars
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5 stars - Comedy String Quartet are Highly Recommended
booked Comedy String Quartet for their event in Kent

“Comedy String Quartet played at our music festival on Sunday 28th July to a crowd of around 350 people. They were absolutely amazing! They had everyone laughing and were very interactive throughout. They certainly deserved their standing ovation! Would highly recommend. Not sure how we can top this!”

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