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About The Fern Quartet

The perfect Yorkshire based musical background for your wedding or event!
String quartet
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The Fern Quartet is a Yorkshire based string ensemble who can provide the perfect music accompaniment to your corporate event or wedding day, whether it be your special song during your ceremony, background music during a drinks reception, or light entertainment during a main meal. The Fern Quartet have a vast repertoire of music from light classical to jazz, blues, disney and pop. We are sure to be able to provide the correct atmosphere for your event. If there is a piece of music you particularly love or want to hear that does not appear on our repertoire list, we will be happy to find and arrange any exceptional requests.

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
We require car parking close to venues
Encore awards
1st Encoreversary
Classical crossover, Traditional church music, Christmas, Classical, Baroque, Contemporary classical, Film / TV music, Early music, Opera, Renaissance, Musical theatre, Pop, Vintage, Contemporary Christian, Covers, Top 40, Ambient pop, Acoustic, 1990s era music, 1980s era music, 1970s era music, 1960s era music, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, Easy listening, Light music, Originals
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Recording session, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

Bridal Entrance:
Canon - Pachelbel
Gabriel’s Oboe - Morricone
Falling Slowly (from the film Once)
Glasgow Love Theme (from Love Actually)
Portuguese Love Theme (from Love Actually)
A Thousand Years - Christina Perri
All Of Me - John Legend
Caribbean Blue - Enya
Only Time - Enya
How Long Will I Love You - Ellie Goulding
Secrets - One Republic
“Intermezzo” (from Cavalleria Rusticana) - Mascagni
Bridal March - Wagner
For The Love of a Princess (from Braveheart)
Now We Are Free (from Gladiator)
She Moved Through The Fair
Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen
Here, There and Everywhere - The Beatles
Hoppipolla - Sigur Ross
All Things Bright And Beautiful
Amazing Grace
As The Deer Pants For The Water
Be Not Afraid
Be Still, For The Presence Of The Lord
Be Thou My Vision
Before the Throne Above
Dear Lord And Father of Mankind
Give Me Oil In My Lamp
Great Is Thy Faithfulness
Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah
Here Is Love Vast As The Ocean
How Deep The Father’s Love For Us
I Danced In The Morning (Simple Gifts)
I Want To Walk With Jesus
In Christ Alone My Hope Is Found
Jesus is Lord, The Cry That Echoes Through Creation
Jesus All For Jesus
Knowing You Jesus
Lead Us Heavenly Father
Lord, The Light Of Your Love Is Shining (Shine Jesus, Shine)
Love Divine, All Loves Excelling
Morning Has Broken
O God of Love, To Thee We Bow
O Perfect Love
Praise My Soul, The King Of Heaven
Sing To The Mountains, Sing To the Sea
The King Of Love My Shepherd Is
The Lord’s My Shepherd, I’ll Not Want
There Is a Redeemer
Thine Be The Glory
What A Friend We Have In Jesus
When I Survey The Wondrous Cross
Signing of the register:
Songbird - Eva Cassidy
Gabriel’s Oboe - Morricone
We’ve Only Just Begun - The Carpenters
Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen
Over The Rainbow (Eva Cassidy) - Arlan
Fields of Gold - Sting
All I Ask of You (from Phantom of the Opera) - Lloyd-Webber
You Raise Me Up
Let It Go (from Frozen - Kristen Anderson-Lopez
Beautiful Day - U2
Greatest Day - Take That
Now We Are Free (from The Gladiator)
For The Love of A Princess (from Braveheart)
Run - Snow Patrol
Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing - Aerosmith
Your Song - Elton John
Have I Told You Lately - Van Morrison
Can’t Help Falling In Love - Elvis Presley
The Kiss (from Last Of The Mohicans)
Best Day Of My Life - American Authors
All I Want Is You - U2
Fix You - Coldplay
Halo - Beyonce
Love Story - Taylor Swift
It Must Be Love - Madness
I Will Wait - Mumford and Sons
Marry You - Bruno Mars
Rather Be - Clean Bandit
Next To Me - Emeli Sande
Sky Full Of Stars - Coldplay
Stand By Me - Ben E. King
Starlight - Muse
Tenerife Sea - Ed Sheeran
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
Perfect - Ed Sheeran
Viva La Vida - Coldplay
Wedding March - Mendelssohn
Trumpet Voluntary - Jeremiah Clarke
“Spring” (from the Four Seasons) - Vivaldi
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba - Handel
La Rejouissance - Handel
P.M’s Love Theme (from Love Actually) - Craig Armstrong
Book Of Days - Enya
All You Need Is Love - The Beatles
Beautiful Day - U2
Greatest Day - Take That
Best Day Of My Life - American Authors
Starlight - Muse
The Kiss (from Last Of The Mohicans)
(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life - Bill Medley & Jennifer Warner
Let It GO (from Frozen) - Kristen Anderson-Lopez
Build Me Up Buttercup - Michael D’Abo
I Will Wait _ Mumford and Sons
It Must Be Love - Madness
Love Story - Taylor Swift
Marry You - Bruno Mars
Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now - Starship
Rather Be - Clean Bandit
Sky Full Of Stars - Coldplay
Gloria - Vivaldi
One Day Like This - Elbow
Viva La Vida - Coldplay
I Do, I Do, I Do - Abba
Don’t Stop Me Now - Queen
Hornpipe - Handel
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

Our line up follows the traditional string quartet arrangement of two Violins, one Viola and one Cello.

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

Changes happen. We will always do our best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly, just let us know and we will do our best to accommodate those changes.

How much time do you need to set up?

15 minutes to warm up and tune.

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

Yes you can choose from a list, or we can advise you as to what might suit the occasion on the day.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, we would just need 4 chairs without arms

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Yes, we can arrange a piece you love for string quartet.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

The Fern Quartet can provide many hours of music to suit all ages and tastes, from Disney tunes for your younger guests, to classical favourites, easy listening, jazz classics, show tunes, pop covers and older well known songs for the more mature listener

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Various venues including Churches and hotels

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

We all love different styles of music and artists. Emily and Fionnuala love Romantic Music Natalie loves chamber music Ruth loves to play something a little more modern

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

A private garden party for a well loved local celebrity. We played by the pool on a lovely summers day half wishing we could all just jump into it. We then were moved to a gorgeous Moroccan style tent where we played during the lunch meal.


Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£500
Up to 2 hours£1000
Up to 3 hours£1500
Civil Ceremony4 musicians
We will play for up to 20 minutes before the agreed start of the ceremony. We will play as many pieces as you like during the ceremony.
Drinks Reception Only4 musicians
We will play from the start of the drinks reception for up to an hour.
Religious Ceremony4 musicians
We will be available to play for up to 20 minutes before the ceremony starts and play as many pieces as you like during the ceremony.
Ceremony and drinks reception4 musicians
We will be available to play for 20 minutes before your ceremony starts. We will play as many pieces as you like during the ceremony. Once all guests have left the ceremony venue, we will make our way to the drinks reception, set up and begin to play when guests start to arrive. We will play for up to 1 hour at the drinks reception.


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Fran B, 26 days ago

Wonderful String Quartet: The Fern Quartet played the most wonderful music for our wedding ceremony. I made an unusual request for my aisle song and they were so accommodating and learned the song perfectly, it was such a magical moment. They played some beautiful versions of our favourite pop songs and even had all of the bridesmaids singing along! We couldn’t have asked for a better start to the wedding and I absolutely recommend them to any other brides.

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Emma S, 1 month ago

Perfect and Magical They were amazing on our big day, they sounded fantastic during our service and reception and created an amazing atmosphere.

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