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About Athena Strings

String quartet
Manchester
Public liability insurance of £10 million
Athena Strings is a young, exciting and dynamic group of professional musicians who specialise in performing for weddings and events.

Athena Strings is a young, exciting and dynamic group of professional musicians who formed at the Royal Northern College of Music. They have experience of playing at hundreds of wedding and events worldwide, with recent engagements including a performance for David Cameron and Chinese Premier Xi Jinping on his visit to the UK. Our players perform regularly for orchestras including the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Hallé, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. We pride ourselves on the quality and versatility we provide, making Athena Strings a 'must-have' for your occasion. Our extremely extensive and diverse set list makes each performance highly individualised and we are happy to arrange all of your requests in advance of the event.

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
We require car parking close to venues
Musicianship
Genres:
Christmas, Military, Traditional church music, Classical, Baroque, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Medieval music, Film / TV music, Musical theatre, Opera, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Folk, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Traditional English folk, Country, Jazz, Blues, Jazz fusion, Swing, Barbershop, Easy listening, Light music, Pop, Acoustic, Disco, Covers, Funk, Motown, R&B, Soul, Top 40, Rock, Tango, Spanish music, Fanfare
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Types:
String quartet, String duo, String trio, String ensemble, Classical ensemble, Classical duo, Classical trio
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

Athena Strings Quartet Repertoire List
Popular
A Day in the Life-The Beatles
A Groovy Kind of Love-Phil Collins
A Hard Day’s Night-The Beatles
A Moment Like This-Leona Lewis
A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square-Vera Lynn
A Sky Full of Stars-Coldplay
A Thousand Years-Christina Perri
ABBA Greatest Hits Medley (Mamma Mia, I Have a Dream, Dancing Queen)-ABBA
All Of Me-John Legend
All You Need is Love-The Beatles
And I Love Her-The Beatles
Angels-Robbie Williams
Anything Goes-Cole Porter
At Last-Etta James
Baby-Justin Bieber
Bachelorette-Björk
Bad Romance-Lady Gaga
Ben-Michael Jackson
Bittersweet Symphony-The Verve
Bohemian Rhapsody-Queen
Bridge Over Troubled Water-Simon and Garfunkel
But Not For Me-Ella Fitzgerald
Call Me Maybe-Carly Rae Jepsen
Can I Play with Madness-Iron Maiden
Can’t Help Falling in Love-Elvis Presley
Can’t Take My Eyes Off You-Frankie Valli
Chandelier-Sia
Con te Partiro (Time to Say Goodbye)-Andrea Bocelli
Design for Life-Manic Street Preachers
Don’t Look Back in Anger-Oasis
Don’t Stop Believing Journey/Glee
Don’t Stop Me Now-Queen
Dream a Little Dream of Me-Ella Fitzgerald
Eleanor Rigby-The Beatles
Everlasting Love-Love Affair
Everlong-Foo Fighters
Everything I Do (I Do It for You)-Bryan Adams
Every Time we Say Goodbye-Ella Fitzgerald
Fields of Gold-Eva Cassidy
Firestone-Kygo
Flying Without Wings-Westlife
From This Moment On-Shania Twain
Future Looks Good-One Republic
Get Here-Oleta Adams
Get Lucky-Daft Punk
God Only Knows-The Beach Boys
Good Feeling-Flo Rida
Greatest Day-Take That
Hallelujah-Jeff Buckley
Happy Ending-Mika
Heaven-Bryan Adams
Here Comes the Sun-The Beatles
Here, There and Everywhere-The Beatles
Hey Jude-The Beatles
Hey, Soul Sister-Train
Hide and Seek-Imogen Heap
Hometown Glory-Adele
Hoppípolla-Sigur Rós
How Deep is Your Love-The Bee Gees
I Don’t Feel Like Dancin’-Scissor Sisters
I Don't Wanna Miss a Thing-Aerosmith
I Feel Good-James Brown
I Get a Kick Out of You-Frank Sinatra
I Just Called to Say I Love You-Stevie Wonder
I Say a Little Prayer-Aretha Franklin
I’ll Be There for You-The Rembrandts
I’m Yours-Jason Mraz
It Ain’t Necessarily So-Aretha Franklin
It Had to be You-Frank Sinatra
Just Give Me a Reason-Pink
Just the Way You Are-Bruno Mars
King-Years and Years
Lady Gaga Greatest Hits Medley (Poker Face, Bad Romance, Just Dance)-Lady Gaga
Lady Madonna-The Beatles
Layla-Eric Clapton
Lean On-Major Lazer and DJ Snake
Leaning on a Lamppost-George Formby
Let’s Do It-Cole Porter
Love Cats-The Cure
Love on Top-Beyonce
Makin’ Whoopee-Ella Fitzgerald
Make You Feel My Love-Adele
Marry You-Bruno Mars
Mercy-Duffy
Michelle-The Beatles
Misty-Ella Fitzgerald
Moonlight in Vermont-Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald
Moonlight Serenade-Frank Sinatra
Mowtown Forever (My Girl, Stop! In The Name of Love, I Heard It Through The Grapevine, I’ll Be There) Th- Temptations, The Supremes, Marvin Gaye, Jackson 5
Mull of Kintyre-Paul McCartney
My Girl-The Temptations
My Way-Frank Sinatra
Nothing Else Matters-Metallica
On Top of the World-Imagine Dragons
One Day Like This-Elbow
Pennies from Heaven-Bing Crosby
Queen Greatest Hits Medley (We Will Rock You, Another One Bites the Dust, We are the Champions)-Queen
Rather Be-Clean Bandit
Rolling in the Deep-Adele
Rule the World-Take That
Run-Snow Patrol
She-Elvis Costello
She’s The One-Robbie Williams
Smooth Criminal -Michael Jackson
Somebody Loves Me-Ella Fitzgerald
Somebody to Love-Queen
Somewhere Only We Know-Keane
Stairway to Heaven-Led Zeppelin
Stand By Me-Ben E King
Summertime-Ella Fitzgerald
Sweet Child o’ Mine-Guns N’ Roses
Sweet Dreams-Eurythmics
S’Wonderful-Ella Fitzgerald
Take Me to Church-Hozier
Thank You for the Music-ABBA
That’s Amore-Dean Martin
The Flood-Take That
The Folks Who Live on the Hill-Peggy Lee
The Girl from Ipanema-Frank Sinatra
The Man I Love-Billie Holiday
The Rose-Bette Midler
The Universal-Blur
They Can’t Take That Away from Me-Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald
Thinking Out Loud-Ed Sheeran
Thriller-Michael Jackson
Too Close-Alex Clare
Uptown Funk-Bruno Mars
Viva La Vida-Coldplay
We’ve Only Just Begun-The Carpenters
What a Wonderful World-Louis Armstrong
What Makes You Beautiful-One Direction
When I’m Sixty Four-The Beatles
With a Little Help from my Friends-The Beatles
Wonderful Tonight-Eric Clapton
Wonderwall- Oasis
Yellow-Coldplay
Yesterday-The Beatles
You Raise Me Up-Westlife
Your Song-Elton John
You’ve Got the Love-Florence and The Machine
Film and TV
A Whole New World-Aladdin
All I Ask of You-Phantom of the Opera
Beauty and the Beast Theme (Tale as Old as Time) Beauty and the Beast
Can You Feel the Love Tonight-The Lion King
Carry On Camping-Carry On Camping
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Theme-Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
City of Stars-La La Land
Concerning Hobbits-The Lord of the Rings
Coronation Scott Theme-Paul Temple
Cry Me a River-V for Vendetta
Dam Busters March-Dam Busters
Diamonds Are Forever-Diamonds are Forever
Fawlty Towers Theme-Fawlty Towers
Feed The Birds-Mary Poppins
Gabriel’s Oboe-The Mission
Game of Thrones Theme-Game of Thrones
Genevieve Theme-Genevieve
Gladiator Theme-Gladiator
Godfather Theme-The Godfather
Goldfinger Theme-Goldfinger
Harry Lime Theme-The Third Man
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Waltz-Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Hedwig’s Theme-Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
Hits from Broadway (America, Is You or Isn’t You My Baby, What Kind of Fool am I?, There’s No Business Like Showbusiness)-West Side Story, Five Guys Named Moe, Stop The World, Annie Get Your Gun
Hogwarts Forever-Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
I Can Go The Distance-Hercules
I Dreamed a Dream-Les Misérables
Kingdom Dance-Tangled
Kissing You-Romeo and Juliet
La Vie en Rose-La Vie en Rose
Let’s Go Fly a Kite-Mary Poppins
Let it Go-Frozen
Lion King Favourites-The Lion King
Love Theme from Romeo and Juliet-Romeo and Juliet
Memory -Cats
Monte Carlo or Bust! Theme-Monte Carlo or Bust!
Monty Python’s Flying Circus-Monty Python’s Flying Circus
Moon River-Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Murder on the Orient Express Waltz-Murder on the Orient Express
Music of the Night-Phantom of the Opera
New York, New York-New York, New York
One Day More-Les Misérables
Part of Your World-The Little Mermaid
Pink Panther Theme-The Pink Panther
Pirates of the Caribbean - Jack’s Theme-Pirates of the Caribbean
Pirates of the Caribbean Medley-Pirates of the Caribbean
Ski Sunday Theme-Ski Sunday
Rocky Theme (Gonna Fly Now)-Rocky
Roxanne-Moulin Rouge
Schindler’s List Theme-Schindler’s List
Shadowland-The Lion King
Simpsons Theme-The Simpsons
Skyfall-Skyfall
Singing in the Rain-Singing in the Rain
So Close-Enchanted
Somewhere-West Side Story
Somewhere Over the Rainbow-The Wizard of Oz
Speak Softly Love-The Godfather
Stars-Les Misérables
Star Wars IV Opening Theme-Star Wars IV
Under the Sea-The Little Mermaid
Up Theme (Married Life)-Up
Yellow Submarine-Yellow Submarine
You’ll Never Walk Alone-Carousel
Classical
Albéniz - Tango
Bach - Air from Suite 3, Arioso, Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, Double Violin Concerto, Jesu Joy of Our Desiring, Sheep May Safely Graze
Bartok - Romanian Dances
Beethoven - Ode to Joy
Bizet - Habanera from Carmen, Prelude from Carmen
Boccherini - Minuet
Borodin - Prince Igor
Boyce - Symphony No. 4
Capua - O Sole Mio
Chopin - Nocturne in E Flat Major, Prelude in A
Clarke - Trumpet Voluntary
Corelli - Christmas Concerto
Debussy - The Girl with The Flaxen Hair
Delibes - Flower Duet, Mazurka from Coppelia
Denza - Funiculi, Funicula
Dvorak - Finale from Sonatina in G Minor, Humoresque
Elgar - Beau Brummel, Chanson De Matin, Salut D’Amour
Faurè - Berceuse, Pavane
Gardel - Por Una Cabeza
Gounod - Ave Maria
Granados - Spanish Dance
Grieg - Norwegian Dance, Waltz from Opus 12
Handel - Air in D, Air in F, Arrival of The Queen of Sheba, Bourree in F, Coro, Hallelujah Chorus from The Messiah, Hornpipe from Water Music, La Paix, Largo, Largo from Xerxes
Haydn - Menuet From String Quartet
Jenkins - Palladio
Marquina - Spanish Gypsy Dance
Mascagni - Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana
Massenet - Meditation, Melody
McLean - Six Dances
Mendelssohn - Wedding March
Mozart - Andante from Piano Concerto No. 21, Ave Verum Corpus, Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, Divertimenti in Bb major, D, F majors, Non Più Andrai, Rondo Alla Turca
Mouret - Rondeau
Offenbach - Barcarolle, Can-Can
Pachelbel - Canon in D
Padilla - El Relicario
Piazzolla - Libertango
Puccini - Nessun Dorma, O Mio Bambino Caro
Purcell - La Rejouissance, Rondo and Air, Trumpet Tune, Two Rondeaux
Ravel - Bolero
Saint-Saëns - The Swan
Schubert - Ave Maria
Schumann - Träumerai
Shostakovich - Gallop, Romance
Strauss - Emperor Waltz, Radetzsky March
Telemann - Concerto in A major
Tchaikovsky - Nutcracker Suite
Vivaldi - Largo from Winter, Spring from the Four Seasons
Wagner - Bridal Chorus, Ride of the Valkyries
Warlock - Capriol Suite
Folk and Traditional
Cock Linnet
Dark Eyes
English Country Gardens
Folk Tune and Fiddle Dance
Four British Sea Songs
Greensleeves
Hava Nagila
Irish Sherry Suite
Jerusalem
La Cumparasita
Loch Lomond
Riverdance
Saeterjenten’s Song
Swing Low Sweet Chariot
Teddy Bears Picnic
The Cuckoo
The Gay Gordons
The Girl from Ipanema
The Grasshopper’s Dance
Toss the Feathers Irish Reel
The Sting Medley
Yellow Bird
Christmas
All I Want for Christmas Is You
Away in A Manger
Carol of The Bells
Christmas Medley
Deck the Halls
Ding Dong Merrily on High
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Good King Wenceslas
Hark, The Herald Angels Sing!
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day
It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas
Jingle Bell Rock
Jingle Bells
Joy to The World
Once in Royal David’s City
Silent Night
Sleigh Ride
The Snowman
We Wish You a Merry Christmas
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Athena Strings Trio Repertoire List
A Groovy Kind of Love-Phil Collins
A Thousand Years-Christina Perri
All Of Me-John Legend
All You Need Is Love-The Beatles
At Last-Etta James
Beneath Your Beautiful-Labrinth ft. Emeli Sandé
Bittersweet Symphony-The Verve
Brown Eyed Girl-Van Morrison
California Dreamin’-Mamas and Papas
Can’t Take My Eyes Off You-Frankie Valli
Chasing Cars-Snow Patrol
Clocks-Coldplay
Crazy Little Thing Called Love-Queen
Don’t Stop Believin’-Journey/Glee
Everlong-Foo Fighters
Everything I Do, I Do It for You-Bryan Adams
Feeling Good-Michael Bublé
Fields of Gold-Eva Cassidy
Firework-Katy Perry
Fly Me to the Moon-Westlife
Golden Brown-The Stranglers
Greatest Day-Take That
Hallelujah-Leonard Cohen
Halo-Beyoncé
Happy-Pharrell Williams
Heaven-Bryan Adams
Here Comes The Sun-The Beatles
Heroes-David Bowie
Hoppipolla-Sigur Ros
I Don’t Wanna Miss a Thing-Aerosmith
Isn’t She Lovely?-Stevie Wonder
It Must Be Love-Madness
Kiss From a Rose-Seal
Kiss Me-Sixpence None The Richer
Kissing You-Des’ree
Let’s Do It-Cole Porter
Love Is All Around-Wet Wet Wet
Love is in the Air-John Paul Young
Make You Feel My Love-Adele
Mamma Mia-ABBA
Marry You-Bruno Mars
Moon River-Louis Armstrong
My Way-Frank Sinatra
One Day Like This-Elbow
Paradise-Coldplay
Rule the World-Take That
She-Elvis Costello
She’s the One-Robbie Williams
Someone to Watch Over Me-Ella Fitzgerald
Songbird-Eva Cassidy
Sway-Dean Martin
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face-Roberta Flack
The Rose-Bette Midler
Viva La Vida-Coldplay
What A Wonderful World-Louis Armstrong
Whatever-Oasis
When I Fall in Love-Nat King Cole
When I’m 64-The Beatles
Wonderwall-Oasis
Wonderful Tonight-Eric Clapton
Yellow-Coldplay
Your Song-Elton John
You’re Beautiful-James Blunt
You Raise Me Up-Westlife
Film and TV
A Whole New World-Aladdin
All I Ask of You-Phantom of the Opera
A Gift of a Thistle-Braveheart
Beyond the Sea-Finding Nemo
Can You Feel the Love Tonight -The Lion King
Fawlty Towers Theme-Fawlty Towers
Glasgow Love Theme-Love Actually
I Dreamed a Dream-Les Miserables
My Heart Will Go On-Titanic
Theme from Pride and Prejudice-Pride and Prejudice
Skyfall-Skyfall
Somewhere-West Side Story
Somewhere Over the Rainbow-The Wizard of Oz
Classical
Bach-Air on a G String, Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring
Clarke -Trumpet Voluntary
Delibes-The Flower Duet
Desmond-Take Five
Einaudi-Le Onde
Elgar-Chanson de Matin, Nimrod
Handel-Arrival of the Queen of Sheba, Air from Water Music, Bourree from Water Music, Hornpipe in F, Hornpipe in D, La Réjouissance
Massenet-Meditation from Thaïs
Mouret-Rondeau
Mozart-Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
Pachelbel-Canon
Purcell-Trumpet Tune
Schubert-Ave Maria
Vivaldi-Largo
Wagner-Bridal Chorus
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Athena Strings Duo Repertoire List
Popular
The A Team-Ed Sheeran
A Thousand Years-Christina Perri
Ain’t Misbehavin’-Fats Waller
All About That Bass-Meghan Trainor
All of Me-John Legend
All You Need Is Love-The Beatles
Angels Robbie-Williams
At Last-Etta James
Autumn Leaves-Eva Cassidy
Beautiful-Christina Aguilera
Better Together-Jack Johnson
Beyond The Sea-Bobby Darin
Blue Moon-Frank Sinatra
Call Me Maybe-Carly Rae Jepsen
Can’t Help Falling In Love-Elvis Presley
Can't Take My Eyes Off You-Frankie Valli
Champagne Supernova-Oasis
Chasing Cars-Snow Patrol
Crazy-Gnarls Barkley
Despacito-Luis Fonsi ft. Daddy Yankee
Don’t Look Back in Anger-Oasis
Feeling Good-Nina Simone
Fields of Gold-Eva Cassidy
Final Countdown-Europe
Firework-Katy Perry
Fix You-Coldplay
Fly Me To the Moon-Frank Sinatra
God Only Knows-The Beach Boys
Greatest Day-Take That
Hallelujah-Leonard Cohen
Happy-Pharrell Williams
Here, There and Everywhere-The Beatles
Hoppipolla-Sigur Ros
How Long Will I Love You-Ellie Goulding
Human-The Killers
I Gotta Feeling-Black Eyed Peas
It’s All About You-McFly
I’m Yours-Jason Mraz
Just The Way You Are-Bruno Mars
Kashmir-Led Zeppelin
Killing Me Softly-Roberta Flack
Make You Feel My Love-Adele
Marry You-Bruno Mars
Misty-Ella Fitzgerald
Moonlight Serenade-Frank Sinatra
Mr Brightside-The Killers
My Funny Valentine-Ella Fitzgerald
My Girl-The Temptations
One Day Like This-Elbow
Penny Lane-The Beatles
Perfect Day-Lou Reed
Rockabye-Clean Bandit
She-Elvis Costello
Shake It Off-Taylor Swift
Signed, Sealed, Delivered-Stevie Wonder
Somebody Told Me-The Killers
Someone to Watch Over Me-Ella Fitzgerald
Somewhere Only We Know-Keane
Songbird-Eva Cassidy
Summertime-Ella Fitzgerald
Take Five-Dave Brubeck
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face-Roberta Flack
Thinking Out Loud-Ed Sheeran
Time of Your Life-Greenday
Viva La Vida-Coldplay
What a Wonderful World-Louis Armstrong
Whatever-Oasis
Wonderful Tonight-Eric Clapton
Wonderwall-Oasis
Yellow-Coldplay
You’re Beautiful-James Blunt
You Raise Me Up-Westlife
You Really Got Me-The Kinks
Your Song-Elton John
Film and TV
All I Ask of You-Phantom of the Opera
Be Our Guest-Beauty and the Beast
Can You Feel The Love Tonight-The Lion King
Diamonds Are Forever-Diamonds are Forever
Do You Want to Build a Snowman?-Frozen
Game of Thrones Theme-Game of Thrones
Jurassic Park Theme-Jurassic Park
Kissing You-Romeo and Juliet
Moon River-Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Over The Rainbow-The Wizard of Oz
Portuguese Love Theme-Love Actually
Star Wars Opening Theme-Star Wars
Tale as Old as Time-Beauty and the Beast
Classical
Bach-Air on a G String, Arioso, Brandenburg no. 3, Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring, Sheep May Safely Graze, Wachet Auf
Beethoven-Ode to Joy, 3 Duos
Brahms-Hungarian Dance no. 5
Charpentier-Prelude from Te Deum
Clarke-Trumpet Voluntary
Delibes-Flower Duet
Dvorak-Humoresque
Elgar-Salut D’Amour
Gardel-Tango por una Cabeza
Gounod-Ave Maria
Handel-Air from Water Music, Arrival of the Queen of Sheba, Bourree from Water Music, Hornpipe in D, Hornpipe in F, La Paix, La Rejouissance, Largo from Xerxes
Massenet-Meditation from Thais
Mendelssohn-Wedding March
Mouret-Rondeau
Mozart-Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
Pachelbel-Canon
Purcell-Trumpet Tune
Saint Saens-The Swan
Satie-Gymnopedie
Schubert-Ave Maria
Tchaikovsky-Waltz from Sleeping Beauty
Vaughan Williams-The Lark Ascending
Vivaldi-Largo from Winter, Spring
Wagner-Bridal Chorus

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Sue T, 1 year ago

Amazing we so enjoyed Athena strings we would not hesitate to recommend them

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Jess W, 1 year ago

Athena Strings were the perfect addition to our special day and we would not hesitate to book them again. Thanks again - Jess & Joe Kelwick xx

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K&C, 3 years ago

Well what can I say....you guys were just truly amazing. I remember walking in to Towneley hall and hearing and seeing you playing and just feeling so happy. You absolutely made our day. SO many guests have said you were their favourite part of the wedding. My dad especially loved it so much. We honestly can't thank you enough. We have already recommended you to our friends for their wedding too!!

E&S, 3 years ago

Athena Strings played at our wedding on 10/09/16. We searched high and low for a string quartet that we loved and instantly knew these ladies were perfect for the job when we listened to them online. We asked for songs to be played that were not in their repertoire and they did a fantastic job. On the day all four of them were smartly dressed and professional. Our song choices were played beautifully and many guests commented on how much they enjoyed listening to them. Its was my husband that expressed a wish to have strings at the wedding and he was over the moon with how the girls played! I myself took some time out to sit and listen to them play. Their music made the day feel so relaxed and it definately would not have had the same ambience without Athena Strings. Thank you from Mr and Mrs Figg