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Arta String Quartet

Music

Overview

  • String Trio or String Quartet
  • Wide repertoire - Classical to Jazz, Folk to Pop

Location

The act is based in Glasgow and happy to travel.

Standard Set Times

  • 1 hour
  • 1.5 hours
  • 2 hours
  • 2.5 hours
  • 3 hours

About this Act

The Arta String Quartet comprises four of Scotland's leading professional string players, all in high demand as freelance performers in Scotland. Graduates of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, the Erskine String Quartet is one of the country's most popular and versatile string groups.

Collectively their wealth of experience includes performing with various orchestras and ensembles including the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Scottish Opera, Scottish Ballet, Northern Ballet, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Ulster Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Music Players and Raymond Gubbay Orchestras. Additionally their players have played with several smaller groups including Red Note, Scottish Chamber Music Players and the Scottish Ensemble. They are also proud to be members of the Yehudi Menuhin LiveMusicNow Scheme, a renowned international platform providing live music to disadvantaged audiences across the UK.

Their 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, Mary Carpenter, Nick Howard, Frightened Rabbit, Admiral Fallow, King Creosote and Mogwai.

They maintain a busy diary all year round and have years of experience performing at weddings and corporate events across Scotland and further afield including Italy and Malta. They are perfectly at home performing all genres of music i.e. they could be playing 'A Thousand Years' or 'Happy' one minute then 'Canon', a wedding march and the Braveheart theme the next minute! In additional to arranging any piece or song which is not on their repertoire list completely free of charge, they offer seasonal discounts for most non-summer months and are happy to provide a live recording of their performance at your wedding or event

Set List

500 miles / I’m Gonna Be – The Proclaimers
ABBA Medley – Various
Ae Fond Kiss – Trad Scots
A Groovy Kind Of Love – Phil Collins
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 Of Me – John Legend
All Of The Lights – Kanye West
All The Single Ladies – Beyonce
Angels – Robbie Williams
Annie’s Song – John Denver
A Thousand Years – Christina Perri
At Last – Etta James
Autumn Leaves – Unknown
Baby I Love You – The Ronettes
Ballroom Blitz – The Sweet
Beautiful Day – U2
Beneath Your Beautiful – Labyrinth
Better Man – Little Big Town
Beyond the Sea – Bobby Darin
Billie Jean – M Jackson
Bittersweet Symphony – The Verve
Black – Pearl Jam
Black or White – Michael Jackson
Blind Faith – Chase and Status
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 – Streisand
Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You – Frankie Valli
Can You Feel The Love Tonight – Lion King
Charlie Brown – Coldplay
Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol
Clocks – Coldplay
Come What May – Moulin Rouge
Coming Home – Leon Bridges
Concerning Hobbits – Lord Of The Rings
Count On Me – Bruno Mars
Crazy For You – Madonna
Crazy Little Thing Called Love – Queen
Defying Gravity – Idina Menzel
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
E.T. – Katy Perry
Evergreen – Streisand
Everlong – Foo Fighters
Everybody’s Free – Rozalla
Every Breath You Take – The Police
Everything – Michael Buble
Everything About You – Ugly Kid Joe
Feeling Good – Nina Simone
Fields of Gold – Eva Cassidy
Fire – Arthur Brown
Fix You – Coldplay
Fly Me To The Moon – Sinatra
For The Love Of a Princess – Braveheart
Free Fallin’ – Tom Petty
From This Moment – Shania Twain
Get Lucky – Daft Punk & Pharrell
Girlfriend – Avril Lavigne
Glasgow Love Theme – Craig Armstrong
God Only Knows – The Beach Boys
Gold – Spandau Ballet
Goldfinger – Bond
Gonna Fly Now – Bill Conti
Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) – Green Day
Graceland Medley – Simon and Garfunkel
Greatest Day – Take That
Half Life – Duncan Sheik
Hallelujah – Leonard Cohen
Halo – Beyonce
Happy – Pharrell
Have I Told You Lately – Van Morrison
Headspace – Velvet Revolver
Hello – Adele
Heroes – David Bowie
Hey Soul Sister – Train
Highland Cathedral – Roever and Korb
Ho Hey – The Lumineers
Home – Michael Buble
Hoppipolla – Sigur Ros
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 Don’t Want To Miss A Thing – Aerosmith
I Feel Good – James Brown
I Just Called To Say I Love You – Stevie Wonder
I’ll Be There For You – Rembrandts
I’m A Believer – The Monkeeys
I’m Gonna be – 500 Miles – The Proclaimers
I Miss You – Blink 182
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 Will Follow You Into The Dark – Death Cab For Cutie
I Won’t Give Up – Jason Mraz
John Williams Medley – Tribute
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
La Bamba – Ritchie Valens
La Cumparsita – Rodriguez
Lady Gaga Fugue – Larry Moore
Lady In Red – Chris De Burgh
Lara’s Theme – Maurice Jarre
Last Night Of The World – Miss Saigon
La Valse D’Amelie – Yann Tiersen
La Vie En Rose – Edith Piaf
Legends Of The Fall – The Ludlows
Lego House – Ed Sheeran
Let Me Try Again – Paul Anka
Let It Go – Frozen
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
Loony Tunes Fugue – Medley Tribute
Lost Time – Kuaga
Love And Marriage – Sinatra
Love Is All Around – Wet Wet Wet
Love Reign O’er Me – The Who
Love Song – The Cure
Love Story – Taylor Swift
Lucky Man – The Verve
Lullaby – The Cure
Mack The Knife – Weill/ Sinatra
Make You Feel My Love – Adele
Making Our Dreams Come True – Laverne & Shirley Show
Maps – Maroon 5
Marry You – Bruno Mars
Michael Jackson Medley – Tribute
Midnight – Coldplay
Monkees Medley – Tribute
Moondance – Van Morrison
Moon River – Mancini
More Than A Feeling – Boston
Moves Like Jagger – Maroon 5
Mr Brightside – The Killers
Mrs Robinson – Simon and Garfunkel
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
No Place I’d Rather Be – Clean Bandit
No Surprises – Radiohead
Nothing Else Matters – Metallica
November Rain – Guns N’ Roses
One – U2
One Day Like This – Elbow
One Great Thing – Big Country
One More Time – Daft Punk
Only Girl In The World – Rihanna
Over The Rainbow – Arlen
Paradise – Coldplay
Pianoman – Billy Joel
Pictures Of You – The Cure
Pompeii – Bastille
Portuguese Love Theme – Craig Armstrong
Pretty Woman – Roy Orbison
Purple Haze – Jimi Hendrix
Rather Be – Clean Bandit
River Flows in You – Yiruma
Road Trippin’ – Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Rock And Roll Medley – At The Hop, That’ll Be The Day, Blueberry Hill, Runaway, Rock Around The Clock
Rock Medley – Peter Gunn, Spinning Wheel, Layla
Roll With It – Oasis
Rule The World – Take That
Safe And Sound – Capital Cities
Sail Away – David Gray
Secrets – One Republic
Set Fire To The Rain – Adele
Shut Up And Dance – Walk The Moon
Signal Fire – Snow Patrol
Signed Sealed Delivered – Stevie Wonder
Sister Act Medley – Various
Skyfall – Adele
Sky Full Of Stars – Coldplay
Smooth Criminal – Michael Jackson
Somebody To Love – Queen
Some Nights – Fun
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
Strangers In The Night – Sinatra
Sugar We’re Going Down – Fall Out Boy
Sunrise, Sunset – Sheldon Harnick
Supernova – Mr Hudson/Kanye West
Superstition – Stevie Wonder
Svanire – Einaudi
Sway – Dean Martin
Sweet Child Of Mine – Guns & Roses
Sweet Disposition – Temper Trap
Sweet Dreams Are Made Of This – Eurythmics
Thankyou For The Music – Abba
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 Hut on Staffin Island – Phil Cunningham
The Syncopated Clock – Leroy Anderson
The Way You Look Tonight – Jerome Kern
The Way You Make Me Feel – Michael Jackson
Thank You for the Music – ABBA
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 – Green Day
To Life – Fiddler On The Roof
To The Stars – Randy Edelman
Touch Me – Samantha Fox
True Colours – Cyndi Lauper
Turning Page – Sleeping At Last i
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 Up – Arcade FIre
Walking On Sunshine – Katrina And The Waves
Want You Bad – The Offspring
Waterloo – Abba
We Are Young – Fun
What A Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
Whatever – Oasis
When A Man Loves A Woman – Percy Sledge
When I Fall In Love – Nat King Cole
Wild Mountain Thyme – Ed Sheeran / The Corries
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
You’d be so nice to come home to – Cole Porter
You Raise Me Up – Josh Groban
You’re All I Need To Get By – Marvin Gaye
Your Love Keeps Lifting Me Higher And Higher – Jackie Wilson
You’re My Best Friend – Queen
You’re Sensational – Sinatra
Your Song – Elton John
You’ve Got The Love – Candi Staton

Lineup

  • String Trio - 1 violin, 1 viola, 1 cello
  • String Quartet - 2 violins, 1 viola, 1 cello

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