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The Larkin Strings


  • Versatile 9 piece string ensemble
  • Available for weddings & corporate events, evening/ lunchtime recitals and session/studio work
  • Wide range of classical and modern repertoire, with new arrangements available on request
  • Available as full group or as a string quartet, piano trio, string quintet or in any other combination


The ensemble are based primarily in Sheffield but also perform throughout Yorkshire and the North of England.

Standard Set Times

  • 30 minutes to 2.5 hours

About this Act

The Larkin Strings are a young, Sheffield based professional string ensemble consisting of four Violins, two Violas two Cellos and a Double Bass, joined occasionally by a pianist or other guest soloists.

Made up of graduates from Hull University, Sheffield University, Huddersfield University and Leeds College of Music, the ensemble's performance history has lead to appearances in many venues including Sheffield's Botanical Gardens, Hull City Hall, Chatsworth House, the Deep and the House of Lords in London.

The group provide a wide range of different musical services in various different combinations including:

Concerts: The ensemble is available for both evening and lunchtime recitals performing a variety of music for full string orchestra and chamber ensembles.

Weddings/Corporate events: Often reduced to a string quartet, the group can perform a wide range of classical favourites and pop song arrangements for weddings, wedding receptions, corporate events, parties or any other event which might enjoy some high quality background music. They are also available for studio recordings and session work.

Shows: The Larkin strings offer a ready made string section for choral societies, theatre groups, opera companies and scratch orchestras. They are also able to offer their services inn producing arrangements or orchestral reductions.

Set List

Vivaldi - Spring & Winter
Pachabell - Canon
Elgar - Nimrod
Handel - Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Jenkins - Palladio, Adiemus
Bach - Jesu Joy of Man's desiring
Mozart - Turkish Rondo, Eine Kleine Nachtmusik,
Mendelsohn & Wagner Wedding marches
Brahms - Hungarian Dances
Faure - Pavane
Borodin - Polotsvian Dances
Rogers - My Funny Valentine
Bon Jovi - You give love a bad name, Always
Lady GaGa - Telephone
Europe - The Final Coutdown
Metallica - Nothing Else Matters
Mancini - Moon River
James Morrison - You Give Me Something
Pogues - Fairy Tale of New York
Piazzolla - Libertango
Guns & Roses - Sweet Child o' Mine


  • 4x Violin
    2x Viola
    2x Cello
    1x Double Bass
    + Piano/Harpsichord and occasional guest soloists.


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