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The Scottish String Quartet

A highly professional group with 25 years experience of providing music for weddings, receptions, conferences and dinners. Based in Edinburgh but willing to travel throughout Scotland and the North of England.

Price from £509 + travel

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Set List / Repertoire

Classical
Albeniz - Tango
Bach - Sheep May Safely Graze
- Jesu Joy
- Air on a G string
- Brandenburg Concertos no.3 4 5
Beethoven - Minuet and trio from Septet
- Minuet in G
Bizet - Suite from Carmen
Boccherini - Minuet
Borodin - Polovtsian Dances
Di Capua - O Sole Mio
Delibes - Flower duet from Lakmé
Dvorak - Humoresque
- Slavonic Dance
Elgar - Salut d'amour
- Chanson de Matin
Faure - Pavane
Handel - Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
- Water Music
Haydn - Serenade
Massenet - Meditation from Thaïs
Mendelssohn - Wedding March
Mozart - Divertimento in D
- Divertimento in B flat
- Divertimento in F
- Rondo alla Turca
- Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
Offenbach - Barcarolle
Pachelbel - Canon
Puccini - Il Minuetto
- Nessun Dorma
- O mio Babbino Caro
Purcell - Chacony
Rachnaninov - Vocalise
Ravel - Bolero
Schubert - Ave Maria
- Moment Musicale
- Ständchen
Schumann
- Träumerei
Strauss - Pizzicato Polka
Sullivan - Selections from Mikado and HMS Pinafore
Tchaikovsky - Nutcracker Suite
Vivavdi - The Four Seasons
Wagner - Bridal Chorus
Trad. - Greensleeves
- Suite - Irish Sherry

 

Contemporary / Pop
Everlong - Foo Fighters
Back to Black - Amy Winehouse
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
Fields of Gold - Sting
Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
I Predict a Riot - Kaiser Chiefs
Human - Killers
Hoppipola - Sigur Ros
Whatever - Oasis
Kiss from a Rose - Seal
Don't Stop Believin - Journey
Empire State of Mind
All I Want is You - U2
Fix You - Coldplay
Stand by me - Ben E. King
Bittersweet Symphony
One Day like this - Elbow
500 Miles - Proclaimers
Nothing Else Matters - Metallica
The Scientist - Coldplay
Groovy Kind of Love - Phil Collins
Marry You - Bruno Mars
Viva la Vida - Coldplay
Yellow - Coldplay
Beautiful Girl - Inxs
The Universal - Blur
All of me - John Legend
My Love - Pau;l McCartney
Someone like you - Van Morrison
You're so vain - Carly Simon
Too Close for Comfort
Sweet Disposition
At Last - Etta James
Everybody needs Somebody to love

Jazz
Martin - Congratulations
Beatles - All you need is love
- When I'm Sixty Four
- Penny Lane
- Here comes the sun
Irving Berlin - Top hat Cheek to cheek
Rodgers & Hart - My Funny Valentine
Mancini - Moon River
Gay - Leaning on a Lamppost
Sherwin - A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
Porter - Anything Goes
- Let's Do It
Howard - Fly me to the Moon
Johnson - Pennies from Heaven
Donaldson - Makin' Whoopee
Bernstein - Maria
Paul Desmond Take 5
Joe Garland - In the Mood
Gershwin - Summertime
Lady be good.
Duke Ellington - It don't mean a thing
Joplin - The Easy Winners
- The Chrysanthemum
- The Cascades
- Elite Syncopations
- The Entertainer
- Bethena
- Ragtime Dance
Lloyd Webber - Phantom of the Opera
Glover-Kind - I Do Like To Be Beside the Seaside
Lionel Bart - Selection from "Oliver"
Somewhere over the Rainbow

Film music:-
Star Wars James Bond Indiana Jones Out of Africa,
Superman, Dr. Zhivago, The Godfather, Deer Hunter,
Braveheart, Shrek, Titanic, Romeo and Juliet

Contemporary:-

You're just to good to be true, That's amore, Chapel of love,
Love's theme, Can't smile without you, 500 miles,
Nothing else matters, The scientist, Groovy kind of love,
Signed, sealed, delivered, It must be love, Fields of gold,
Hoppipola, Everlong, I predict a riot, Chasing cars,
Candle in the wind

Scottish Traditional Music

9 Customer Reviews

Performance quality: 5 stars
Sound quality: 5 stars
Behaviour: 5 stars
Communication before and at your event: 5 stars
Audience engagement: 5 stars
Value for money: 5 stars
  • Excellent 9
  • Good 0
  • OK 0
  • Unsatisfactory 0
  • Poor 0

An amazing String Quartet experience

5 stars - The Scottish String Quartet are Highly Recommended booked The Scottish String Quartet for their Wedding in West Dunbartonshire October 2019

“I would highly recommend The Scottish String Quartet and I would also love to hire them again in the future for another event. They were amazing leading up to the day. On the day they put on amazing entertainment for our guests. Everyone said they loved listening to them throughout the variety of different songs, from traditional Scottish music, classical and modern music, guests wanted to be close by to listen to them and at one point everyone stopped to listen to penny lane.”


Excellent! Highly Talented Musicians

5 stars - The Scottish String Quartet are Highly Recommended booked The Scottish String Quartet for their Wedding in Edinburgh

“The quartet arrived on time and treated us to a wonderful selection of music. They are incredibly talented and made our special day better than we could have imagined. Unfortunately, I did not have the opportunity to meet the musicians, but I was very impressed and would have no hesitation in booking their services in future.”


The Scottish String Quartet are Outstanding

5 stars - The Scottish String Quartet are Highly Recommended booked The Scottish String Quartet for their event in Edinburgh

“The quartet played for my parents 60th wedding anniversary. They are outstanding and played brilliantly together. The breadth of their repertoire was inspiring and I would not hesitate to book and again or recommend them. Brilliant evening.”


Brilliant, professional, super-amazing!

5 stars - The Scottish String Quartet are Highly Recommended booked The Scottish String Quartet for their event

“10000000/10!!!!! Brilliant, professional, super-amazing!”


Exceeded all our expectations!

5 stars - The Scottish String Quartet are Highly Recommended booked The Scottish String Quartet for their event

“Exceeded all our expectations! They were very polite, friendly & professional. All of our guests were full of complements.”

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Prices

Price from £509 + travel from Edinburgh

Based on 4 members performing up to 2 hours

  • Scotland From £509
  • North East From £795
  • North West From £820
  • Yorkshire and the Humber From £872
  • Northern Ireland From £1,282
  • Republic of Ireland From £1,282

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Lineup

Default lineup: 4 members

Standard Quartet: Violin x 2, Viola, Cello. *Alternative lineups available (see main profile text and booking options for details).

Full Biography

The Scottish String Quartet have performed in a wide range of venues both in Edinburgh e.g. - The National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh Castle, Signet Library, The Assembly Rooms, Old College Library, The Scottish Parliament, House for an Art Lover, National Gallery, National Portrait Gallery and various hotels and also as far afield as Gleneagles, Turnberry, St Andrews, Aberdeen, Aviemore, Stirling Castle, Glamis Castle, Balbirnie House, Torphichen Preceptory, Tantallon Castle and Liverpool.

Their repertoire is very flexible, ranging from Scott Joplin and popular music of the 1920's and 30's, and music by classical composers such as Bach, Mozart and Vivaldi to contemporary pop. They can arrange music specifically for you (hymns and one arrangement usually provided free of charge).

In the past they have been asked for:-
You're just to good to be true, That's amore, Chapel of love, Love's theme, Can't smile without you, 500 miles, Nothing else matters, The Scientist, Groovy kind of love, Signed, sealed, delivered, It must be love, Fields of gold, Hoppipola, Everlong, I predict a riot, Chasing cars, Candle in the wind.

Alternative groups available:- 

THE SCOTTISH FLUTE QUARTET
(flute, violin, viola and cello) is an alternative ensemble to the string quartet. They play mostly baroque and classical music.

THE SCOTTISH BAROQUE ENSEMBLE consists of two violins, cello and harpsichord. They play music by well-known composers such as Bach, Handel and Vivaldi, and also 18th century Scottish composers. They also perform as a trio (2 violins & cello; OR flute, violin & cello; OR 2 violins and harpsichord; OR flute, violin & harpsichord) or as a six-piece group with the addition of flute and viola.

THE SCOTTISH PIANO TRIO has a similar repertoire to that of THE EDINBURGH STRING ENSEMBLE. They require a venue with a good piano.

THE SCOTTISH STRING TRIO consists of two violins and cello and plays mainly baroque music by Vivaldi, Bach, Handel and 18th century Scottish composers.

THE SCOTTISH PIANO & VIOLIN DUO - Violin and piano duo - a wide range of music similar to that of Capriccio Quartet.

THE SCOTTISH HARPSICHORD & VIOLIN DUO - Violin and harpsichord duo - playing mainly baroque music.

THE SCOTTISH GUITAR & VIOLIN DUO - Violin and guitar duo - classical and modern music (also mandolin).

GLADSTONE'S BAG specialises in the performance of music from the Victorian era, and theme music and signature tunes from the Golden Age of Wireless. The group consists of flute, clarinet, violin and piano.

COOL CAPRICE - Violin, piano and jazz bass - music from the 1920's, 30's and 40's with a hint of jazz.

CELTIC CAPRICE - Trio playing fiddle, mandolin, accordion, guitar, cello, keyboard etc. - Scottish music for background entertainment.

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