About Us

The Cairn Quartet String ensemble perform across the world in all settings, from intimate settings to extravagant productions. They are equally at home playing for weddings and corporate events as they are on the concert stage from small intimate gatherings to Arenas.

Formed in 2007 whilst busking on the streets of Glasgow, the Cairn String Quartet are graduates of the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (now Royal Conservatoire of Scotland)

Specialising in the arrangement and performance of all musical genres, but particularly rock and pop, the quartet provides a tailored made experience designed to make your event memorable and unique. The String Quartet are the most in demand group in Scotland to soundtrack Weddings and Events they perform all genres of music on classical instruments. Their very own string arrangements, as well as collaborating with other Scottish composers and arrangers, has led their playlist to be like no other : expect Bach to Bowie to Beyonce, Ravel to Radiohead, Mozart to Metallica to Muse, Elgar to Ed Sheeran, Sinatra to Star Wars, Film ,TV and Video Games Themes from Still Game to Zelda!.

Pop and rock princesses at heart, the four ladies are passionate about music, write and arrange their own material performing throughout the UK, Europe and North and South America and North Africa, as well as providing backing strings for over 300 solo artists and bands including Paul Weller, Ocean Colour Scene, Frightened Rabbit, Twin Atlantic and Echo and the Bunnymen.

Equally at home in their wellies as well as their Vivienne Westwoods, Festival appearances for the Cairn String Quartet include Glastonbury, T in the Park and Benicassim whilst Radio and TV Appearances are in abundance. 

Cairn String Quartet allow you to choose your own Soundtrack to your event, from start to finish from a huge playlist of approx 1500 songs, mostly covers of your favourite bands. Their playlist cards allow your guests to make requests via Twitter during your Drinks Reception or Meal.

We understand that picking the right music can be tricky business. For this reason we have a regular performance at Princes Square in Glasgow on the 3rd Thursday of every month from 6-8pm.

These events are free concerts where YOU pick the programme, and are a great opportunity to bring along family and friends to hear us play, meet us and ask any questions you might have, whilst enjoying a yummy snack or drink from any of the lovely Courtyard restaurants.

Cairn String Quartet have always taken pride in their efficient and personal customer service, and will be happy to answer any questions you might have regarding any event.

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