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Scotland's leading young professional string group since 2008! Pop covers & wedding specialists.
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Welcome to Arta String Quartet! Over the past few years we’ve enjoyed establishing ourselves as Scotland's leading young professional string group specialising in weddings & events. Our players are graduates of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and young professional freelancers who are highly in demand across the UK. We provide live music for all occasions including weddings, corporate or private functions, receptions, parties, ceremonies, concerts, recordings, gigs, tours, festivals and more. Our members have been featured in a Bank of Scotland advert, played live to 40 million listeners on BBC World Radio and have worked with musicians and bands including Andrea Bocelli, Katherine Jenkins, Aled Jones, Rod Stewart, Kayne West, Alfie Boe, Belle & Sebastian, Ben Folds, Donnie Munro, Dougie Maclean, Eddi Reader, Mary Carpenter, Nick Howard, Frightened Rabbit, Admiral Fallow, King Creosote, Mogwai, Ronan Keating & Foy Vance. Our recent highlights include performing at the Davis Cup Dinner, beside a Boeing 747 for a British Airways first class lounge opening, playing at the Commonwealth Games and playing live to 40 million listeners on BBC World Radio (Champions League). Our other corporate clients include Boots, Coast, Jenners, The Scotsman, Glasgow University, Edinburgh University, Glasgow City Council, The Scottish Fire & Rescue Service, The Scottish Arbitration Centre, Ayr Races, Lord Provost amongst others. We’ve also had the pleasure of performing worldwide including in France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Malta Norway & Mauritius. Collectively our wealth of experience features performing with various orchestras including the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Scottish Opera, Scottish Ballet, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Ulster Orchestra, The Hallé, BBC Philharmonic, Northern Sinfonia, Northern Ballet, London Symphony Orchestra & Southbank Sinfonia.

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John M
4 years ago, for a Wedding in Boathouse Bridge Road
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5 out of 5

Arta Quartet performed at our wedding at Carlowrie Castle. They were incredible and added a wonderful musical element to our ceremony. I would highly recommend them!

Joanne G
4 years ago, for a Wedding in Ratho
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5 out of 5

I just wanted to say a big thanks to you guys for playing at our wedding on Friday 4/10/2019! You were great, everyone commented on how fantastic you sounded. You also accompanied my uncle and he commented on how professional you were. I would definitely recommend!

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Arta String Quartet's Song list

500 miles/ I’m Gonna Be– The Proclaimers
ABBA Medley – Various
Across the Universe – The Beatles
Adventure Of A Lifetime – Coldplay
Aging Madonna – The Beatles
Africa – Toto
A Groovy Kind Of Love – Phil Collins
A Hard Day’s Night – The Beatles
Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Diana Ross
Aint No Sunshine – Bill Withers
Airbag – Radiohead
All About You – McFly
All I Want Is You – U2
All I Ask Of You – Andrew Lloyd Webber
All Of Me – John Legend
All Of The Lights – Kanye West
All Of You – Cole Porter
A Londonderry Air (Danny Boy) – Frederic Weatherley
All The Single Ladies – Beyonce
Amazing Grace – J Newton
A Million Dreams – Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
Angels – Robbie Williams
Annie’s Song – John Denver
A Prairie Tale – King Creosote
At The Hop – Medora, White and Singer
A Thousand Years – Christina Perri
At Last – Etta James
All You Need Is Love – The Beatles
A Whole New World – Tim Rice
Autumn Days – Estelle White – (Trio only)
Autumn Leaves – Unknown
Baby Doll – Ragini
Baby I Love You – The Ronettes
Ballroom Blitz – The Sweet
Bamboleo – Gypsy Kings
Barriers – Aereogramme
Barcelona – Ed Sheeran
Beautiful Day – U2
Beneath Your Beautiful – Labyrinth
Be Our Guest – Alan Menken
Best Day Of My Life – American Authors
Better Man – Little Big Town
Beyond the Sea – Bobby Darin
Billie Jean – M Jackson
Bittersweet Symphony – The Verve
Black – Pearl Jam
Blackbird – The Beatles
Black or White – Michael Jackson
Blind Faith – Chase and Status
Blueberry Hill – Vincent Rose
Blue Tango – Leroy Anderson
Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen
Book Of Days – Enya
Bridge Over Troubled Water – Simon/Garfunkel
Bring Me Sunshine – Morecambe & Wise
Build Me Up Buttercup – The Foundations
Caledonia – Dougie MacLean
Cannonball – Damien Rice
Can’t Help Falling In Love – Elvis
Can’t Help Loving That Man – B. Streisand
Can’t Take My Eyes Off You – Frankie Valli
Can You Feel The Love Tonight – Elton John
Chandelier – Sia – (Trio only)
Charlie Brown – Coldplay
Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol
Clocks – Coldplay
Colours of the Wind – Alan Menken
Come What May – David Baerwald
Concerning Hobbits – Howard Shore
Count On Me – Bruno Mars
Crazy For You – Madonna
Crazy Little Thing Called Love – Queen
Cry Me A River – A. Hamilton/M. Buble
Defying Gravity – Stephen Schwartz D
espacito – Luis Fonsi/Justin Bieber
Digital Love – Daft Punk
Do It Again – Pia Mia
Don’t Look Back In Anger – Oasis
Don’t Stop Believing – Glee
Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough – Michael Jackson
Don’t Stop Me Now – Queen
Ecstasy Of Gold – Ennio Morricone
Eight Days a Week – The Beatles
Eleanor Rigby – The Beatles
Empire State of Mind – Jay Z and Alicia Keys
E.T. – Katy Perry
Everglow – Coldplay
Evergreen – B. Streisand
Everlong – Foo Fighters E
verybody’s Free – Rozalla
Everybody’s On The Run – Noel Gallacher’s High Flying Birds
Every Breath You Take – The Police
Everything – Michael Buble
Everything About You – Ugly Kid Joe
Falling Slowly – Hansard and Irglova
Feeling Good – Nina Simone
Fields of Gold – Eva Cassidy
Fire – Arthur Brown
Fire And The Flood – Vance Joy
Fix You – Coldplay
Flightless Bird, American Mouth – Iron and Wine
Fly Me To The Moon – Sinatra/Howard
For The love Of A Princess – James Horner
Free Fallin’ – Tom Petty
Friday I’m In Love – The Cure
From This Moment – Shania Twain
Game Of Thrones Theme – Ramin Djawadi
Get Back – The Beatles
Get Lucky – Daft Punk & Pharrell
Glasgow Love Theme – Craig Armstrong
God Only Knows – The Beach Boys
Godfather Theme – Nino Rota
Going To The Chapel Of Love – The Crystals
Gold – Spandau Ballet
Good Day Sunshine – The Beatles
Grace – Jim McCann
Graceland Medley – Simon and Garfunkel – (Trio only)
Greatest Day – Take That
Hallelujah – Leonard Cohen
Halo – Beyonce
Happy – Pharrell
Have I Told You Lately – Van Morrison
Heart Full Of Love – Kostas
Hello – Adele
Here Comes The Sun – The Beatles
Here There and Everywhere – The Beatles
Heroes – David Bowie
Hey Jude – The Beatles
Hey Soul Sister – Train
Higher and Higher (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me …) – Gary Jackson
Higher Love – Steve Winwood
Ho Hey – The Lumineers
Hold Me Tonight – Angel One
Home – Edward Sharp And The Magnetic Zeros
Home – Michael Buble
Hoppipolla – Sigur Ros
Hot Stuff – Donna Summer
How Deep Is Your Love/Yesterday Once More – Bee Gees
How Long Will I Love You – Ellie Goulding
How Sweet It Is – Marvin Gaye
I Believe In A Thing Called Love – The Darkness
Ice Dance – Danny Elfman
I Do – Westlife
I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing – Aerosmith
I Feel Fine – The Beatles
I Feel Good – James Brown
I Feel Love – Donna Summer
I Giorni – Ludovico Einaudi
I Just Called To Say I Love You – Stevie Wonder
I’ll Be There For You – Rembrandts
I’m A Believer – The Monkeeys
I Miss You – Blink 182
I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) – The Proclaimers
I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
Iris – Goo Goo Dolls
Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder
It Must Be Love – Madness
I’ve Had The Time Of My Life – Bill Medley
I Wanna Grow Old With You – Westlife
I Want To Hold Your Hand – The Beatles
I Will Follow You Into The Dark – Death Cab For Cutie
I Won’t Give Up – Jason Mraz
James Bond Theme – Monty Norman
Jeeves And Wooster – Anne Dudley
Jurassic Park Theme – John Williams
Just Haven’t Met You Yet – Michael Buble
Just Like Heaven – The Cure
Just Say Yes – Snow Patrol
Just The Way You Are – Bruno Mars
J’y Suis Jamais Alle – Yann Tiersen
Kissing You – Des Ree
Kiss Me – Sixpence None The Richer
Lady In Red – Chris De Burgh
La Vie En Rose – Edith Piaf
Legends Of The Fall – The Ludlows – (Trio only)
Lego House – Ed Sheeran
Let It Be – The Beatles
Let’s Dance – Chris Montez
Let’s Stay Together – Al Green
Life On Mars – David Bowie
Light My Fire – The Doors
Little Things – One Direction
Live And Let Die – Paul McCartney
Living On A Prayer – Bon Jovi
Ljosio – Olafur Arnalds
Loch Lomond – Frank Ticheli
Loony Tunes Fugue – Medley Tribute
Lose Yourself – Eminem
Lost Time – Kuaga
L-O-V-E – Nat King Cole
Love And Marriage – Sammy Cahn
Love Is All Around – Wet Wet Wet
Lovely Day – Bill Withers
Love Me Like You Do – Ellie Goulding
Love Montage – James Newton Howard
Love On Top – Beyonce
Love Reign O’er Me – The Who
Love Song – The Cure
Love Story – Taylor Swift
Love Theme – Romeo and Juliet – (aka A Time For Us) – Mancini
Love You More – JLS
Lucky Man – The Verve
Mack The Knife – Weill/ Sinatra
Make You Feel My Love – Adele
Make You Smile – Elle King
Many of Horror (When We Collide) – Biffy Clyro
Maps – Maroon 5
Mardy Bum – Arctic Monkeys
Married Life – Michael Giacchino
Marry Me – Train
Marry You – Bruno Mars
May It Be – Enya
May The Road Rise To Meet You – Arlene Faith
Michael Jackson Medley – Tribute
Midnight – Coldplay
Mirrors – Justin Timberlake
Monkees Medley – Tribute
Moondance – Van Morrison
Moon River – Henry Mancini
More Than A Feeling – Boston
Moves Like Jagger – Maroon 5
Mr Brightside – The Killers
My Baby Just Cares For Me – Nina Simone
My Girl – The Temptations
My Silver Lining – First Aid Kit
Nantes – Beirut
Never Gonna Give You Up – Rick Astley
Never Seen Anything Quite Like You – The Script
Never Tear Us Apart – INXS
No Place I’d Rather Be – Clean Bandit
No Surprises – Radiohead
Nothing Else Matters – Metallica – (Trio only)
November Rain – Guns N’ Roses – (Trio only)
Now We Are Free – H. Zimmer/L. Gerrard
Octopus Garden – The Beatles
One – U2
One Day Like This – Elbow
One Great Thing – Big Country
One More Time – Daft Punk
Only Girl In The World – Rihanna
Only Time – Enya
Over The Rainbow – Arlen
Paradise – Coldplay
Perfect – Ed Sheeran
Photograph – Ed Sheeran
Pianoman – Billy Joel
Pictures Of You – The Cure
Pink Panther – Henry Mancini
Pompeii – Bastille
Portuguese Love Theme – Craig Armstrong
Pretty Woman – Roy Orbison
Purple Haze – Jimi Hendrix
Purple Rain – Prince
Rather Be – Clean Bandit
River Flows in You – Yiruma
Road Trippin’ – Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Rock Around The Clock – Max Freedman
Rockin’ All Over The World – Status Quo
Roll With It – Oasis
Romeo and Juliet – Dire Straits
Rule The World – Take That
Runaway (Rock and Roll) – Del Shannon
Safe And Sound – Capital Cities
Sail Away – David Gray
Save The Last Dance For Me – The Drifters
Secrets – One Republic
Set Fire To The Rain – Adele
Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran
She – Charles Aznavour
Shut Up And Dance – Walk The Moon
Signal Fire – Snow Patrol
Signed Sealed Delivered – Stevie Wonder
Simple – K D Lang
Sister Act Medley – Various
Skyfall – Adele
Sky Full Of Stars – Coldplay
Smooth Criminal – Michael Jackson
Somebody To Love – Queen
Some Nights – Fun
Something – The Beatles
Something Just Like This – Coldplay, The Chainsmokers
Somewhere Only We Know – Keane
Songbird – Fleetwood Mac (C. McVie)
Spread A Little Happiness – Sting
Stairway To Heaven – Led Zeppelin
Stand By Me – Ben E King
Staralfur – Sigur Ros
Starlight – Muse
Star Wars Medley – Tribute
Stay With Me – Sam Smith
Still – Dr Dre
Strangers In The Night – Sinatra
Sugar We’re Going Down – Fall Out Boy
Superstition – Stevie Wonder
Svanire – L. Einaudi
Sway – Dean Martin
Sweet Child Of Mine – Guns & Roses
Sweet Disposition – Temper Trap
Sweet Dreams Are Made Of This – Eurythmics
Symphony – Clean Bandit
Tales As Old As Time – Alan Menken
Teardrop – Massive Attack
Thank You For The Music – Abba
That’ll Be The Day – Buddy Holly
That’s Amore – Sinatra
The Blowers Daughter – Damien Rice
The Book Of Love – Peter Gabriel
The Cave – Mumford & Sons
The Dark Island – Ian MacLaughlin
The Final Countdown – Europe
The Rains Of Castamere – Ramin Djawadi
The Syncopated Clock – Leroy Anderson
The Way You Make Me Feel – Michael Jackson
The Wonder Of You – Baker Knight
Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
This Love – Maroon 5
This Year’s Love – David Gray
Thriller – Michael Jackson
Time After Time – Cyndi Lauper
Time Of Your Life (Good Riddance) – Green Day
Titanium – David Guetta
To The Stars – Randy Edelman
Touch Me – Private Life
Treasure – Bruno Mars
True Colours – Cyndi Lauper
Turning Page – Sleeping At Last
Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson
Us – Regina Spektor
Use Somebody – Kings Of Leon
Video Games – Lana Del Ray
Viva La Vida – Coldplay
Vivaldi Spring Wedding Arrangement – Shameless
Wake Me Up – Avicii
Wake Me Up Before You Gogo – Wham
Wake Up – Arcade FIre
Walking On Sunshine – Katrina And The Waves
Want You Bad – The Offspring Waterloo – Abba
We Are Young – Fun
We Found Love – Rihanna/Calvin Harris
We Love To Boogie – T. Rex
What A Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
Whatever – Oasis
When A Man Loves A Woman – Percy Sledge
When I Fall In Love – Nat King Cole
When I’m Sixty Four – The Beatles
Wind Beneath My Wings – Bette Midler
Wings – Birdy
Wisdom – Bob Marley
Without You (I Can’t Live If Living Is ….) – Ham and Evans
With Or Without You – U2
Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton
Wonderwall – Oasis
Wouldn’t It Be Nice – Beach Boys
Yellow – Coldplay
Yesterday – The Beatles
You Are My Sunshine – Various
You Are The Best Thing – Ray LaMontagne
You Make My Dreams Come True – Hall and Oates
You Raise Me Up – Josh Groban
You’re All I Need To Get By – Marvin Gaye
Your Love Keeps Lifting Me (Higher And Higher) – Gary Jackson
You’re My Best Friend – Queen
You’re Sensational – Sinatra
Your Song – Elton John
You Took My Heart – Pepper and Piano
You’ve Got The Love – Candi Staton
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

The unique atmosphere that we create to make their special day even more memorable

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Almost every wedding venue in Scotland over the past decade

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Vitamin Quartet

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

Champions League Commonwealth Games BBC Biggest Weekend

Do you have different line-up options?

Yes, we offer a String Trio (3 players) or a String Quartet (4 players). The Quartet is generally better for larger venues and/or if you're expecting many guests.

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

We can be flexible with details up until 1 month prior to your wedding date :)

How much time do you need to set up?

Arrive 30 mins beforehand (but setup only takes 5 mins)

Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?


Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?


Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Pop, Covers, Ambient pop, Easy listening, Light music, Cabaret, Swing, Blues, Jazz, Ragtime, Folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Ceilidh, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1990s era music, 1980s era music, Classical, Musical theatre, Opera, Film / TV music, Classical crossover, Contemporary Christian, Christmas, Rock, Indie, Pop rock, Alternative rock, Britpop, Rock 'n' Roll, Classic rock, World music, Asian music, Bollywood, Latin, Scottish music
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party
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