The Iceni String Quartet - String Quartet & Trio

Founded at one of the top UK music conservatoires, The Royal Northern College of Music, this Manchester String Quartet specialise in the provision of high quality live music for weddings, functions, galas, christenings, product launches, corporate events and more.
The four members are all highly trained, professional musicians. They have a wealth of experience performing in venues all over Europe including The Wigmore Hall, Purcell Room, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Munich Cathedral, Edinburgh Castle, Versaille Palace and for clients such the National Trust, King of Romania and MP Lord Maclennan, among others.
This quartet offer a professional service, tailored to suit your needs with a wide variety of repertoire including classical, light, jazz, pop and traditional. A personalised music arranging service is also available if you would like your favourite piece to be played.

Previous clients include

  • National Trust
  • King of Romania
  • MP Lord Maclennan
  • Manchester Town Hall
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants
  • Lyme Park & Edinburgh Castle

This quartet are also available as a Bollywood String Quartet

 

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The Iceni String Quartet - String Quartet & Trio Repertoire

Popular (TR = also possible for TRIO)

  • Abba - SOS TR
  • Abba - Mamma Mia 
  • Abba - Gimme Gimme
  • Abba - Money Money Money
  • Abba - Take a Chance on Me TR
  • Abba - Medley-Mamma Mia/I have a dream/Dancing Queen
  • Abba - Thank you for the music
  • Abba - The winner takes it all
  • Abba - Super Trouper
  • Adele - Make You Feel My Love TR
  • Adele - Rolling in the deep
  • Adele - Someone Like You
  • Adele - Skyfall
  • Adele - Make You Feel My Love TR
  • Adele - Rolling in the deep
  • Adele - Someone Like You
  • Adele - Skyfall
  • Aerosmith - Dream on
  • Aerosmith - Angel TR
  • Aerosmith - I Don't Want To Miss A Thing TR
  • Andrea Bocelli - Time to Say Goodbye TR
  • Andy Williams - Music to watch girls by
  • Angry Anderson - Suddenly (processional version only) TR
  • Aznavour - She TR 
  • Bacharach/Carpenters - Close to you TR
  • Barabara Streisand (made famous by) - Evergreen
  • Barabara Streisand (made famous by) - The Way We Were
  • Barry White - My First My Last My Everything TR
  • Barry Manilow - Cant Smile Without You TR
  • Bee Gees - How deep is your love
  • Bee Gees - Yesterday Once More
  • Beach Boys - God Only Knows
  • Beach Boys - Wouldn't It Be Nice
  • Beatles - Hey Jude TR
  • Beatles - Yesterday TR
  • Beatles - Here comes the sun TR
  • Beatles - All you need is love TR
  • Beatles - Norwegian Wood TR
  • Beatles - Here There and Everywhere TR
  • Beatles - In my life
  • Beatles - Get Back
  • Beatles - Grow Old With Me
  • Beatles - And I love her
  • Beatles - Day Tripper
  • Beatles - Yellow Submarine
  • Beatles - Back in the USSR
  • Beatles - Eleanor Rigby
  • Beatles - Penny Lane
  • Beatles - Something 
  • Beatles - When I'm 64
  • Beatles - Obladi oblada
  • Beatles - Hard Day's Night
  • Beatles - She loves me TR
  • Billy Joel - Shes Always a Woman
  • Billy Joel - Just The Way You Are
  • Bette Midler - Wind Beneath My Wings
  • Bill Medley - Time of My Life
  • Bruno Mars - Your Amazing Just The Way You Are
  • Bruno Mars - Marry You
  • Bruno Mars - E.T - Katy Perry
  • Bruno Mars - Grenade
  • Beyonce - Halo TR
  • Berlin - Take My Breath Away
  • Blues Brothers - Everybody Needs Somebody
  • Blur - Universal
  • Britney Spears - Toxic
  • Bryan Adams - Everything I do I do it For You  TR
  • Bon Jovi - Its My Life
  • Bon Jovi - Livin on a prayer
  • Boston - More Than A Feeling
  • Carly Simons - Nobody Does It Better TR
  • Carly Rae Jepson - Call Me Maybe
  • Celine Dion - My Heart Will Go On
  • Chaplin - Smile
  • Clapton - Wonderful Tonight
  • Coldplay - Viva La Vida TR
  • Coldplay - Clocks TR
  • Coldplay - Life in Technicolor
  • Coldplay - Yellow TR
  • Coldplay - Fix You
  • Coldplay - Charlie Brown
  • Coldplay - Paradise
  • Coldplay - In My Place
  • Coldplay - Scientist
  • Cyndi Lauper - True Colours
  • Dawn/Tony Orlando - Tie a yellow ribbon
  • David Bowie - Heroes
  • Desree - Kissing You TR
  • Dire Straits - Brothers in arms
  • Elbow - One Day Like This TR
  • Elton John - Your Song TR
  • Elton John - Circle of Life
  • Elton John - Can You Feel the love tonight TR
  • Etta James - At Last 
  • Eva Cassidy - Songbird  TR
  • Elvis - The Wonder of You
  • Elvis - Cant Help Falling In Love TR
  • Elvis - Love me tender
  • Fields/Kern - The Way You Look Tonight
  • Frank Sinatra - Strangers in the night
  • Frank Sinatra - All the way
  • Frank Sinatra - You'll Never Walk Alone TR
  • Europe - The Final Countdown
  • Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams are made of these
  • Foo Fighters - Everlong
  • Foo Fighters - Learn to Fly
  • Francois Revaux - I did it my way
  • Glen Hansard - Falling Slowly
  • Goo Goo Dolls - Iris
  • Goyte - Somebody that i used to know
  • Greenday - Wake me up when September ends
  • Greenday - Holiday
  • Guns and Roses - Sweet Child of Mine
  • Heusen - Come Fly With Me TR
  • Heusen - Love and Marriage
  • Hurricane - Only the strongest will survive
  • Ian Brown - F.e.a.r
  • Irene Cara - What a feeling
  • Iron and Wine - Flightless bird, American mouth (from the Twilight soundtrack)
  • Jackie Wilson - Your love is lifting me higher and higher TR
  • Jason Mraz - I'm Yours TR
  • Journey - Don't Stop Believing TR
  • Joe Cocker - You are so beautiful to me
  • John Denver - Annie's Song TR
  • Jeff Buckley - Halleluja
  • Josh Groban - You Raise Me Up
  • Kings of Leon - Use Somebody TR
  • Killers - Mr Brightside
  • Killers - Human
  • Killers - When You Were Young
  • Lady Gaga - Poker Face
  • Lady Gaga - Allejandro
  • Lady Gaga - Judas
  • Lady Gaga - Paparrazzi
  • Leona Lewis/Celine Dion - The first time I ever saw your face
  • Lionel Richie - Endless Love
  • Louis Armstrong - All the time in the world
  • Louis Armstrong - What a wonderful world TR 
  • Maccabees - Toothpaste Kisses
  • Madness - It Must Be Love TR
  • Mama Cass - Dream a little dream of me  TR
  • Maroon 5 - Moves Like Jagger
  • Marie Grever - What a difference a day makes
  • Metallica - Fade to black
  • MGMT - Kids
  • Michael Jackson - Beat It
  • Michael Jackson - Ben
  • Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
  • Michael Jackson - Smooth Criminal
  • Michael Jackson - Thriller
  • Michael Legrand - The Summer knows (theme from summer of 42)
  • Moody Blue - Nights in white satin
  • Michael Buble - Me and Mrs Jones TR
  • Miller - Moonlight Serenade TR
  • Moby - Raining Again
  • Muse - Feeling Good TR
  • Nacio Brown - Singin' in the rain
  • Nat King Cole - Unforgettable
  • Oasis - Champagne Super Nova
  • Oasis - Dont Look Back In Anger
  • Oasis - Masterplan
  • Oasis - Wonderwall TR
  • Oasis - Whatever TR
  • Owlcity - Fireflies
  • Patrick Wolf - Magic Positon
  • Panic at the disco - I write sins not tragedies
  • Plain White T's - Hey There Delilah
  • Percy Sledge - When A Man Loves A Woman TR
  • Peter Gabriel - In Your Eyes
  • Queen - We Are The Champions
  • Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody
  • Queen - Crazy Little Thing Called Love
  • Queen - We will rock you
  • Queen - Dont Stop Me Now TR
  • Queen - You're my best friend TR
  • Queen - Somebody to love TR
  • Ray Charles - Georgia on my mind
  • Radiohead - House of Cards
  • Radiohead - Paranoid Android
  • Radiohead - No Surprises
  • REM - Nightswimming TR
  • REM - At My Most Beautiful
  • REM - End of the world TR (trio only)
  • Rick Astley - Never Gonna Give You Up
  • Righteous Brothers - Unchained Melody TR
  • Rihanna - We found love
  • Rihanna - Only girl in the world
  • Robbie Williams - Angels TR
  • Rolling Stones - Wild Horses
  • Ronan Keating - When you say nothing at all
  • Roy Orbison - Pretty Woman TR
  • Shins - New Slang
  • Simon and Garfunkel - Bridge over troubled water TR
  • Simon and Garfunkel - Mrs Robinson
  • Sigur Ros - Hoppipola
  • Snow Patrol - Chasing Cars
  • Snow Patrol - Run TR
  • Susan Boyle - Perfect Day
  • Stevie Wonder - Isnt she lovely
  • Sting - Fields Of Gold TR
  • Take That - Rule The World TR
  • Take That - Greatest Day TR
  • Taylor Swift - Love Story
  • The Fray - How to save a life
  • The Kinks - Sex on fire
  • The Pretenders - I'll Stand By You
  • The Style Council - Shout to the top
  • The Supremes - Aint No Mountain High Enough
  • The Temptations - My Girl
  • The Smiths - There is a light that never goes out
  • Tina Turner - Simply the Best
  • Tom Jones - Delilah
  • Tony Bennet - I left my heart in San Francisco
  • Trenet - Beyond the Sea TR
  • Turning Page - Sleeping at last (from the twilight breaking dawn soundtrack)
  • Van Morrison - Have I told you Lately
  • Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl
  • Verve - Bittersweet Symphony TR
  • Whitney Houston - I will always love you
  • U2 - One TR
  • U2 - With or without you TR
  • U2 - Sunday Bloody Sunday
  • Yiruma - River Flows in You

Classical

  • Albeniz - Tango
  • Albinoni - Concerto
  • J.S Bach - Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring
  • J.S Bach - Wachet Auf
  • J.S Bach - Ave Arioso
  • J.S Bach - Air on the G string
  • J.S Bach - Sheep May Safely Graze
  • J.S Bach - Prelude from The English Suite no.3
  • J.S Bach - Air From Orchestral Suite no.3
  • J.S Bach - Badinerie
  • J.S Bach - Double Violin Concerto
  • J.S Bach - Bist Du bei mir
  • J.S Bach - My heart ever faithful
  • Beethoven - Ode To Joy
  • Beethoven - Fur Elise
  • Beethoven - Symphony no.5 mov. 1
  • Bizet - Music from Carmen
  • Boccherini - Minuet and Trio
  • Brahms - Menuetto from Serenade No. 1
  • Brahms - Hungarian Dance No.5
  • Bruch - Adagio from Violin Concerto
  • Capua - O Sole Mio
  • Charpentier - Te Deum
  • Chopin - Nocturne in E flat major
  • Chopin - Polonaise Militaire
  • Chopin - Prelude in E minor
  • Clarke - Trumpet Voluntary
  • Corelli - Pastorale from Concerto Grosso no. 8 "Christmas Concerto"
  • Debussy - Claire De Lune
  • Debussy -Le Petit Negre
  • Debussy -Girl With The Flaxen Hair
  • Dvorak - Humoresque
  • Dvorak - Finale from the Violin Sonatina
  • Elgar - Chanson de Matin
  • Frank - Panis Angelicus
  • Faure - Pavane
  • Grieg - Gavotte from Holberg Suite
  • Grieg - In the Hall of the Mountain King
  • Grieg - Morning from Peer Gynt
  • Grieg - Waltz from op.12
  • Grieg - Slavonic dance no.9
  • Grieg - Norwegian dance no.2
  • Grieg - Wedding Day at Troldhaugen
  • Gounod - Ave Maria
  • Handel - Music from Water Music in F
  • Handel - Music from Water Music in D
  • Handel - Music from The Royal Fireworks
  • Handel - Entrance of the Queen of Sheeba
  • Handel - Largo from the Violin Sonata in D major
  • Handel - All We Like Sheep
  • Handel - March in D major
  • Haydn - Symphony no.77 mov.1
  • Haydn - Serenade from string quartet no.5
  • Mendelsohn - Wedding March
  • Mendelsohn - If with all your hearts from Elijah
  • Mozart - Eine Kleine Nacht Musik
  • Mozart - Divertimentii I, II and III
  • Mozart - Alleluja from Exultate Jubilate
  • Mozart - Andante from Piano Concerto No.21
  • Mozart - Ave Verum Corpus
  • Mozart - Rondo Alla Turka
  • Mozart - If with all your hearts
  • Mouret - Rondeau
  • Moussorgsy - Gopak
  • Offenbach - Barcarolle
  • Pachebel - Canon in D
  • Purcell - Trumpet Tune
  • Purcell - Suite from the fairy queen
  • Rachmaninoff - Vocalise
  • Satie - Gymnopedie no.1
  • Schubert - Ave Maria
  • Schumann - Traumeri
  • Strausse Jnr. - Chit Chat Polka
  • Strausse Jnr. - Pizzicato Polka
  • Sullivan. A - Three Little Maids from The Mikado
  • Tchaikovsky - Waltz from Sleeping Beauty
  • Tchaikovsky - March from The Nutcracker Suite
  • Vivaldi - Music from The Four Seasons
  • Wagner - Bridal Chorus
  • Wagner - Ride if the Valkyries

Opera

  • Mozart - Der Vogelfanger from the Magic Flute
  • Mozart - Bei Mannern from The Magic Flute
  • Bizet - Habenera from Carmen
  • Bizet - Toreador's song from Carmen
  • Delibes - The Flower Song from Lakme
  • Massenet - Meditation from Thais
  • Puccini - O Mio Babino Caro
  • Puccini - Nessun Dorma
  • Mascagni - Intermezzo from Cavelleria Rusticana

Jazz, Blues & Swing

  • Gershwin - It Aint Necessarily So
  • Gershwin - Summertime
  • Gershwin - I’ve got a crush on you
  • Joplin - Paragon Rag
  • Joplin - Entertainer
  • Joplin - Ragtime Dance
  • Joplin - Country Club Rag
  • Joplin - Pineapple Rag
  • Joplin - Pleasant Moments
  • Joplin - The Chrysanthemum
  • Joplin - Solace
  • Joplin - Peacherine Rag
  • Richard Rogers - Blue Moon
  • Richard Rogers - My Funny Valentine
  • George Shearing - Lullaby of birdland
  • Harold Arlen - It's only a Paper Moon
  • Gus Kahn - It Had To Be You
  • Morgan Lewis - How High The Moon
  • Ray Henderson - Bye Bye Blackbird
  • Paul Desmond - Take Five
  • Bill Martin - Congratulations
  • Jean Thielemans - Bluesette
  • Karl Suessdorf - Moonligth in Vermont
  • Walter Donaldson - Makin Whoopee
  • Mannin Sherwin - A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
  • Duke Ellington - In a sentimental mood
  • Duke Ellington - Caravan
  • Duke Ellington - Satin Doll
  • Antonio Carlos Jobim - Desafinado
  • Antonio Carlos Jobim - The girl from Ipanema
  • Bart Howard - Fly me to the moon
  • Billy Strayhorn - Chelsea Bridge
  • Cole Porter - Take the 'A' train
  • Cole Porter - Lets Do It
  • Cole Porter - Anything Goes
  • Cole Porter - Every Time We Say Goodbye
  • Cole Porter - Night and Day
  • Erroll Garner - Misty

Films & Musicals

  • Andrew Lloyd Webber - Memory
  • Andrew Lloyd Webber -Don't cry for me argentina
  • John Williams - Theme from E.T
  • John Williams - Jurassic Park theme
  • John Williams - Star Wars theme
  • John Williams - Schindlers list theme
  • Claude-Michel Schonberg - I dreamed a dream from 'Les Miserables'
  • Alan Silvestri - Forest Gump
  • Cy Coleman - Big Spender from 'Sweet Charity'
  • Alan Menken - A Whole New World from Aladdin
  • Benny Anderson - I know him so well
  • Leonard Bernstein - Maria
  • Leonard Bernstein - New York New York
  • Vangelis - Chariots of Fire
  • Bono and the Edge - James Bond, Golden Eye
  • Ritchie Valens - La bamba
  • Elton John - Circle of Life from The Lion King
  • Luigi Denza - Funiculi Funcula

Traditional

  • Londonderry Air (Danny Boy)
  • Amazing Grace
  • The Dark Island
  • My Love is Red Red Rose
  • Loch Lomond

Hymns and Christmas Carols

  • They have a variety of hymns and carols available for quartet, trio and duo.

The Iceni String Quartet - String Quartet & Trio Feedback

"I just wanted to say a big thank you to your Trio who entertained us at our event on Saturday at Oulton Hall Hotel. They were absolutely fantastic and several people asked about them. Please pass on my personal thanks to them, they helped make the event a huge success.
Thank You again and Kind Regards." Vicki Bedford, European Category Secretary, Unilever PLC

"Thank you for performing at the our celebration evening on Thursday you really helped contribute to a successful event. I am sorry I didn’t get a chance to speak to you before you left." Richard Daly, Cheshire Fire and Rescue service dinner, May 2013 

"Things have just started to settle in now thankfully We would like to say thank you to you all for playing at our wedding reception at the Botanical Gardends, Birmingham. You were absolutely first class!! We have had so many nice comments on how well you all played and what a good atmosphere it created for our reception. The entire weekend was absolutely amazing, breathtaking, and more than we could have ever hoped for. Thank you again for all of your hard work and planning, it definitely did not go unnoticed. It was the most beautiful weekend!" Imran & Asma, Botanical Gardens, Birmingham, May 2013 

"I just wanted to email and say thank you so much for Friday. The trio was just what we wanted, and went perfect with the setting of Storrs Hall. It was lovely to hear such a range of music that suited everyone's taste. Thank you so much" Anna and Greg, Windemere, May 2013 

"I just wanted to say that you all did an amazing job and helped make our day so so special. I have heard nothing but fantastic comments from my guests so thanks so much!" Dominique and Phil, Manchester Town Hall, May 2013 

"I feel I must apologise, firstly because I didn't get the opportunity to come over to you during the wedding day and speak to you personally and secondly for the delay in sending you this email to kindly and sincerely thank you for such an excellent musical accompaniment to Eve's and my wedding day. We knew from the outset that you were an accomplished team with a repertoire to be envied by other string quartets, but the music we heard on the day was amazing. We could not have hoped for nor hired a string quartet that could have made our wedding day more special. Our quests continued to comment on your excellent performances long into the evening, which is to your credit! I would not hesitate to recommend your string quartet for musical performances and will always keep you in mind should we need a string quartet in the future. Thank you again" Daniel and Eve, Willington Hall, April 2013 

"I just wanted to send a thank you for helping make our day so special. We received many complements about your music and the atmosphere it helped create.Lisa and Ben, Peckforton castle. April 2013 

"Just wanted to thank you and your friends for playing at Michelle's Wedding yesterday, Your song choices were perfect and everybody loved listening to you. Michelle and David said that they had had the best day of their lives and you and your friends were a big part of that so thank you. I must apologise for 'Little Hitler' ! moving you about all over the place, she managed to upset everyone, photographer, florist, band, Bridesmaids, you name them she upset them ! Apparently she has a reputation for being like that ! Anyway enough moaning, Thank you all for playing so beautifully and being part of Michelle and David's special day, we know they will rembember it always. If you ever need any recommendations ( Which we doubt you will !) then please do not hesitate to contact us as it would be a pleasure. Take care and thanks again." Claire and John, Plas Isaf, Wales, April 2013 

"Good morning ! Everyone LOVED you last night. We were so lucky to have you - thank you very very much ad i can't wait to see the footage of you playing when i get the dvd. All the very best" Karen and Jeremy, Jewish wedding, Wallace Collection, London, April 2013 

"We just wanted to write to say thank you for your performances for our wedding on 6th April, both at the church and reception venue. We were really impressed with how good you all are, you were even better than we expected! Also your professionalism in arriving so early to set up was really good to see. We've had a lot of compliments from our guests about how good you were and we enjoyed the classy touch you brought to our day. We're just disappointed we didn't get to hear more of you! We look forward to seeing our wedding video to hear some more :) We'd be glad to recommend you to anyone in the future." Lisa and Sam, April 2013 

 

 

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