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Larkspur Strings

String Quartet based in Greater Manchester

Price from £629
Larkspur Strings are a professional String Quartet, Trio or Duo for Weddings, Corporate and Private Functions. They provide quality music for all occasions with their customer-chosen repertoire and instrumentation.

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Classical Music Set List

Bach, Air on G String 
Bach, Arioso
Bach, Brandenberg No.3
Bach, Double Violin Concerto
Bach, Gonoud Ave Maria
Bach, Jesu Man’s Desiring
Bach, Overture
Bach, Sheep May Safely Graze
Bach, Wachet Auf
Barber, Adagio for Strings
Beethoven, Andante Cantabile
Beethoven, Minuet
Beethoven, Moonlight Sonata
Beethoven, Ode to Joy
Beethoven, Symphony No.5
Bizet, Habanera 
Bizet, Prelude to Carmen
Borodin, Polvstian Dances
Brahms, Hungarian Dance No.5
Brahms, Theme from 1st Symphony
Britten, Simple Symphony
Capua, O Sole Mio
Clarke, Trumpet Tune
Clarke, Trumpet Voluntary
Cohen, Crowdambo
Daquin, The Cukoo
Debussy, Arabesque No.1
Debussy, Clair de Lune
Debussy, Le Petit Negre
Debussy, Golliwog’s Cakewalk
Delibes, Flower Duet
Denza, Funiculi Funicula
Dvorak, Humoresque 
Dvorak, Largo from New World Symphony
Dvorak, Romance in F Minor
Dvorak, Serenade for Strings
Dvorak, String Quartet No.12 ‘The American’ 
Dvorak, Wind Serenade
Einaudi, Svanire
Elgar, Chanson de Matin
Elgar, Nimrod
Elgar, Salut d’Amoure
Elgar, Serenade for Strings
Faure, Apres Un Reve
Fils, Sonata 6
Franck, Panis Angelicus
Gilbert and Sullivan, Three Little Maids
Gounod, Ave Maria
Handel, Air in D
Handel, Air in F
Handel, Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Handel, Bourree in F
Handel, Coro
Handel, Hallelujah Chorus
Handel, Hornpipe in D
Handel, Hornpipe in F
Handel, La Rejouissance
Handel, La Paix
Handel, Largo from Xerxes
Handel, Minuet in D
Handel, Minuet in D Minor
Handel, Minuet in G Minor
Handel, Water Music
Haydn, Sunrise Quartet
Holst, Brook Green Suite
Holst, St. Paul’s Suite
Jenkins, Palladio
Joplin, The Entertainer
Joplin, The Sycamore
Kreisler, Schon Rosmarin
Mahler, Adagietto from Symphony No.5
Mascagni, Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana
Mendelssohn, Wedding March
Monti, Czardas
Mouret, Rondeau
Mozart, Ave Verum Corpus
Mozart, Divertimento in Bb Major
Mozart, Divertimento in D Major
Mozart, Divertimento in F Major
Mozart, Ein Musikalische Spass
Mozart, Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
Mozart, Quartet in C
Mozart, Quartet in D
Mozart, Rondo Alla Turca
Offenbach, Barcarolle
Pachelbel, Canon in D
Piazzolla, Four for Tango
Purcell, Two Rondaux Abdelazar and the Fairy Queen
Rachmaninoff, Vocalise and Danse Des Mirlitons from the Nutcracker
Ravel, Bolero
Rutter, Suite for Strings
Schubert, Ave Maria
Schubert, Moment Musicale
Schubert, Standchen
Schumann, Romance 2
Severn, Polish Dance
Strauss, Pizzicato Polka
Tchaikovsky, Romeo and Juliet Love Theme
Tchaikovsky, Nutcracker Suite for String Quartet
Thais, Meditation
Thorp, Cabaret 1
Thorp, Cabaret 3
Verdi, Andantino La Forza del Destino
Vivaldi, Autumn from The Four Seasons
Vivaldi, Spring from The Four Seasons
Vivaldi, Summer from The Four Seasons
Wagner, Wedding March
Warlock, The Capriol Suite
Williams, The Lark Ascending

Popular Music Set list

A Thousand Years, Christina Perri
Ain’t No Mountain High Enough, Diana Ross
Ain’t No Mountain High Enough, Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
All I Want Is You, U2
All of Me, John Legend
All Star, Smash Mouth
All You Need is Love, The Beatles
Another One Bites The Dust, Queen
At Last, Etta James
Ave Maria, Beyoncé
Beethoven’s 5 Secrets, The Piano Guys
Best Day of My Life, American Authors
Bittersweet Symphony, The Verve
Bohemian Rhapsody, Queen
Can’t Help Falling in Love, Elvis
Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, Frankie Valli
Champagne Supernova, Oasis
Chasing Cars, Snow Patrol
Clocks, Coldplay
Come Away With Me, Norah Jones
Crazy Little Thing, Queen
Dangerous, David Guetta
Don’t Look Back in Anger, Oasis
Don’t Stop Believing, Journey
Don’t Wanna Miss a Thing, Aerosmith
Eleanor Rigby, The Beatles
Everlong, The Foo Fighters
Every Teardrop is a Waterfall, Coldplay
Everything, Michael Buble
Fields of Gold, Sting
Final Countdown, Europe
From This Moment On, Shania Twain
Get Lucky, Daft Punk
God Only Knows, The Beach Boys
Greatest Day, Take That
Happy, Pharrell Williams
Hallelujah, Jeff Buckley
Hello, Adele
Heaven, Bryan Adams
Here, There and Everywhere, The Beatles
Heroes, David Bowie
Higher & Higher, Jackie Wilson
Ho Hey, The Lumineers
Home, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
How Deep Is Your Love, Calvin Harris & Disciples
I Won’t Give Up, Jason Mraz
I’m a Believer, The Monkees
I’m Yours, Jason Mraz
In My Place, Coldplay
Iris, The Goo Goo Dolls
Isn’t She Lovely, Stevie Wonder
Just The Way You Are, Bruno Mars
Kissing You, Des’ree
La Vie en Rose, Edith Piaf
Lay Me Down, Sam Smith
Let’s Stay Together, Al Green
Like I’m Gonna Lose You, Meghan Trainor ft. John Legend
Livin’ on a Prayer, Bon Jovi
L.O.V.E, Nat King Cole
Love Is All Around, Wet Wet Wet
Love On Top, Beyoncé
Love Will Tear Us Apart, Joy Division
Little by Little, Oasis
Mamma Mia, Abba
Make You Feel My Love, Adele
Many of Horror, Biffy Clyro
Michael Jackson Medley
More Than a Feeling, Boston
Mr Brightside, The Killers
My Baby Just Cares For Me, Nina Simone
Never Had A Dream Come True, S Club 7
No One, Alicia Keys
Nothing Else Matters, Metallica
One Day Like This, Elbow
Only Girl In The World, Rihanna
Paradise, Coldplay
Patience, Take That
Perfect, Ed Sheeran
Photograph, Ed Sheeran
Pompeii, Bastille
Price Tag, Jessie J
Rather Be, Clean Bandit
Real Love, Tom Odell/John Lennon
Rule The World, Take That
Shape of You, Ed Sheeran
She, Aznavour
She’s The One, Robbie Williams
Shut Up and Dance, Walk the Moon
Signed Sealed Delivered, Stevie Wonder
Sky Full of Stars, Coldplay
Skyfall, Adele
Somewhere Only We Know, Keane
Songbird, Eva Cassidy
Stairway to Heaven, Led Zeplin
Stand By Me, Ben E. King
Sugar, Maroon 5
Sweet Child O’Mine, Guns n’ Roses
Sweet Disposition, Temper Trap
Take Me Out, Franz Ferdinand
The Book of Love, Gavin James
The Only Exception, Paramore
The Scientist, Coldplay
Thinking Out Loud, Ed Sheeran
This Year’s Love, David Gray
Thriller Medley, Michael Jackson
Titanium, David Guetta
Toxic, Britney Spears
Under Pressure, Queen
Unforgettable, Nat King Cole
Uptown Funk, Bruno Mars
Use Somebody, Kings of Leon
Wake Me Up, Avicii
Walking on Sunshine, Katrina and the Waves
Want To Want Me, Jason Derulo
We Are Young, Fun
What Do You Mean? Justin Bieber
What is love for? Haddaway
What Makes You Beautiful, One Direction
Whatever, Oasis
When You Say Nothing At All, Ronan Keating 
Without You, David Guetta
Wonderwall, Oasis
Wouldn’t It Be Nice, The Beach Boys
Viva la Vida, Coldplay
Yellow, Coldplay
Yesterday, The Beatles
You Make My Dreams Come True, Hall & Oates
You’re My Best Friend, Queen
Y.M.C.A. The Village People 

Film/TV and Jazz Set List

A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes, Cinderella
A Whole New World, Alladin
All I Ask Of You, Phantom of the Opera
Anything Goes, Cole Porter
Ashokan Farewell, Jay Ungar
Balcony Scene, Romeo and Juliet
Be Our Guest, Beauty and the Beast
Bella’s Lullaby, Twilight
Beyond the Sea, Bobby Darin
Can You Feel the Love Tonight, The Lion King
Come Fly With Me, James Daren
Concerning Hobbits, Lord of the Rings
Cry Me A River, Ella Fitzgerald
Danny Boy, Frederic Weatherly
Earned It, 50 Shades of Grey
Edelweiss, The Sound of Music
Every time We Say Goodbye, Cole Porter
Fly a Kite, Mary Poppins
Fly Me to the Moon, Bart Howard
For the Love of a Princess, Braveheart
Game of Thrones
Harry Potter Medley
Hogwarts March, Harry Potter
I See the Light, Tangled
Jurassic Park Main Theme
Killing Me Softly, Roberta Flack
Kissing You, Romeo and Juliet
Let it Go, Frozen
Let’s Do It, Cole Porter
Love Me Like You Do, 50 Shades of Grey
Love Theme, Superman
Love Theme, The Godfather
Makin’ Whopee, Donaldson
Misty, Errol Garner
Moonlight in Vermont, Suessdorf
My Heart Will Go On, Titanic
Now We Are Free, Gladiator
Over The Rainbow, The Wizard of Oz
Part of Your World, The Little Mermaid
Pennies from Heaven, Arthur Johnson
Pink Panther Theme
Pirates of the Caribbean Main Title
Por Una Cabeza, Scent of a Woman
Portuguese Love Theme, Love Actually
Reflection, Mulan
Rose’s Theme, Titanic
Skyfall Main Theme, Adele
Star Trek Main Title
Star Wars Main Title
Take Five, Paul Desmond
Take the A-Train, Duke Ellington
What a Wonderful World, Louis Armstrong

Christmas Set List

All I want for Christmas is my Two Front Teeth
Away in a Manger
Deck The Halls
Dueling Jingle Strings
I’ll be home for Christmas
Fairytale of New York
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Good King Wenceslas
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
Jingle Bells
Joy to the World
Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!
March from The Nutcracker, Tchaikovsky
O’ Come All Ye Faithful
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Silent Night
Sleigh Ride
The Christmas Waltz
The First Noel
The Little Drummer Boy
The Snowman
Trepak from The Nutcracker, Tchaikovsky
We Wish You a Merry Christmas
We Three Kings
Winter Wonderland

  • All performers are graduates from some of the UK's leading music conservatoires
  • Members have played with orchestras such as BBC Philharmonic, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Northern Chamber Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Opera North, English National Ballet, Manchester Camerata, Royal Scottish National Orchestra and the Scottish Ballet
  • They have also worked alongside artists such as Evanescence, Echo and the Bunnymen, Gary Numan, Twin Atlantic and Gungor

Line up:

Default lineup: 4 members

Quartet: 2 x Violin, Viola & Cello

Larkspur Strings was formed by the MacLeod sisters, Heather and Kirsty, and spans across the UK.

The quartet pride themselves on excellence and professionalism of their players and can guarantee to make your musical experience a memorable one. They are passionate about tailoring live music for all your special occasions. Larkspur Strings can organise specific instrument requests, pieces, and will arrange specific music for your event. With a broad range of repertoire from genres such as Pop, Classical, Jazz and Film/TV.

Larkspur Strings use a large pool of players and see themselves as one large family! All of the musicians are graduates from music conservatoires across the UK and have played with orchestras such as BBC Philharmonic, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Northern Chamber Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Opera North, English National Ballet, Manchester Camerata, Royal Scottish National Orchestra and the Scottish Ballet. They have also worked alongside artists such as Evanescence, Echo and the Bunnymen, Gary Numan, Twin Atlantic and Gungor.

Choose any of the following booking options when you hire Larkspur Strings from Alive Network

  • Song Request Add £18

    There will be a small fee added when a particular arrangement is requested that is not on our repertoire lists.

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