Session

Famed for their collaborations, the Cairn String Quartet and it's alter ego, the Electric String Orchestra is an experience like no other - up to twelve of the UK's best session string players, uniting together to create a unique and inspirational performance.  From their Glasgow base, they provide professional session string sections for recordings and live events throughout the UK,  Europe, North and South America and North Africa. From solo players and quartets, through to the full orchestral strings of the 12 piece Electric String Orchestra.

Recent events include Twin Atlantic Great Divide Tour, The View 7 Year Unplugged Tour, The MOBO's, performing with Professor Green and Emeli Sande, the Echo and the Bunnymen Ocean Rain UK Tour, for which they also provided support. Annemarie has also Musically Directed shows for Ian McCulloch and Ian Broudie for both UK and South America tours. Live collaborations and studio recordings have included The View, Deacon Blue, Young Fathers, Echo and the Bunnymen, Admiral Fallow, Camera Obscura, Rachel Sermanni, James Yorkston, Sarah Slean, Prides, Twilight Sad, Emma Pollock, Fat Goth, Francis MacDonald (Teenage Fanclub), Miaoux Miaoux, RM Hubbert, Malcolm Middleton, Bill Wells and Aidan Moffat, There Will be Fireworks, Kid Canaveral, Hector Bizerk, Errors, Stanley Odd, Call to Mind, Jonnie Common, Dam Mantle and Maeve O Boyle.  Equally at home in their wellies as they are in their dresses, festival appearances have included SxSW, Glastonbury, Benicassim (Spain), V Festival, Hop Farm, Homecoming Scotland, Kendal Calling, and on home turf at T in in the Park, Wickerman, Kelburn and Belladrum,. 

Making their own mark on tracks and albums currently storming the music scene, their experience at writing their own unique string arrangements can be heard on recent L'Oreal adverts, NBC's new show Smash, MTV's Geordie Shore, during the Superbowl and during Half Time at Celtic Park. They have also recorded string arrangements written for them by Bjorn Yttling (Peter, Bjorn and John) and Patrick Doyle (Harry Potter and the Order of the Pheonix, Carlito's Way.) We are happy to write string parts for the studio or for live shows - contact us for more details.

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