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Rylands String Quartet



  • String quartet
  • Huge repertoire of pop, classical, jazz and film & TV themes
  • Act comprises violin, violin, viola, cello


The string quartet are mainly based in Manchester but travel all across the north west to Liverpool, the Wirral and thorugh Cheshire.

Standard Set Times

  • They play 1 and a 1/4 hours and take 10/15 minute breaks.

About this Act

Rylands String Quartet are one of the north west of England's leading wedding ensembles. With many years of experience under their belts and over 450 songs for you to choose from they can provide a totally unique performance at your wedding.

The string quartet are available to play for your ceremony, drinks reception, wedding breakfast and you can choose every song on the playlist!

Set List


A Hard Day's Night - Beatles
A Thousand Miles - Vanessa Carlton
A Thousand Years - Christina Perri
Adventure of a Lifetime - Coldplay
Ain't No Mountain High Enough - Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell
All About That Bass - Meghan Trainor
All My Love - Led Zeppelin
All of Me - John Legend
All the Small Things - Blink 182
All You Need is Love - Beatles
Alright - Supergrass
Always - Blink 182
Always Remember Me - Ian Brown
Angels - Robbie Williams
Applause - Lady Gaga
Ashokan Farewell - Jay Ungar
Atlas - Coldplay
At Last - Etta James
At the River/If You're Fond of Sand Dunes - Groove Armada
Baby I Love You - Ramones
Bang Bang - Jessie J
Beautiful Day  - U2
Beethoven's Five Secrets - Piano Guys
Be My Baby - Ronettes
Bennie and the Jets - Elton John
Better - Tom Baxter
Better Together - Jack Johnson
Bittersweet Symphony - The Verve
Black Velvet - Alannah Myles
Blank Space - Taylor Swift
Blower's Daughter - Damien Rice
Blue Monday - New Order
Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke/Pharrell Williams
Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
Boom Clap - Charli XCX
Burn - Ellie Goulding
Burn the Witch - Radiohead
Can't Help Falling in Love - Elvis
Can't Get You Out of My Head - Kylie
Can't Take My Eyes Off You - Frankie Valli
Can You Feel the Love Tonight - Lion King
Casimir Pulaski Day - Sufjan Stevens 
Champagne Supernova - Oasis
Chandelier - Sia
Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
Cheerleader - OMI
Cigarettes and Alcohol - Oasis
Clocks - Coldplay
Cloudsong  - Riverdance
Counting Stars - OneRepublic
Crazy for You - Madonna
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Freddie Mercury
DANCE - Justice
Dangerous - David Guetta
Diamonds Are Forever - Barry/Bassy
Dog Days are Over - Florence and the Machine
Don't Look Back in Anger - Oasis
Don't Stop Believing - Journey
Don't Stop Me Now - Queen
Don't Want to Miss A Thing - Aerosmith
Don't Worry Baby - Beach Boys
Do You Realize? - Flaming Lips
Earned It - Weeknd
Eleanor Rigby - Beatles
Empire State of Mind - Alicia Keys/Jay Z
Everglow - Coldplay
Everlasting Love - Jamie Cullum/Love Affair/Carl Carlton
Everlong - Foo Fighters
Every Day is Like Sunday - The Smiths
Eye of the Tiger - Survivor
F.E.A.R. - Ian Brown
Fiction - Belle and Sebastian
Fields of Gold - Sting
Final Countdown - Europe
Flashing Lights - Kanye West
From This Moment On - Shania Twain
God Only Knows - Wilson
Gold Digger - Kanye West
Good Vibrations - Beach Boys
Greatest Day - Take That
Grow Old With Me - Tom Odell
Guaglione - Prado
Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen/Alexandra Burke
Halo  - Beyonce
Happy - Pharrell Williams
Happy Together - Turtles
Haven’t Met You Yet - Michael Buble
Heaven - Bryan Adams
Hello - Adele
Hero - Mariah Carey
Heroes - Bowie
Here Comes the Sun - Beatles
Here There and Everywhere - Beatles
He Sleeps - Pretty Woman
Hey Brother - Avicii
Hey Jude - Beatles
Hey Soul Sister - Train
Hey There Delilah - Plain White T's
Higher and Higher - Jackie Wilson
Ho Hey - The Lumineers
Hold My Hand - Jess Glynne
Home - Edward Sharpe
- and the Magnetic Zeros
Hoppipolla - Sigur Ros
Hotel California - The Eagles
How Deep is Your Love - Calvin Harris/Disciples
How Long Will I Love You - Ellie Goulding
How Sweet it is (to be loved by you) - Marvin Gaye
Human - The Killers
Hysteria - Def Leppard
I Believe I Can Fly - R. Kelly
I Believe in You and Me - Whitney Houston
I Can't Help Myself - Four Tops
If I Ain’t Got You - Alicia Keys
If I Be Wrong - Wolf Larsen
If I Had a Gun - Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds
I Giorni - Einaudi
I Gotta Feeling - Black Eyed Peas
I Just Can't Get Enough - Depeche Mode
I'm Going Slightly Mad - Queen
I'm Yours - Jason Mraz
In My Place - Coldplay
I Shall Be Released - Bob Dylan
Isn't She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
It Must Be Love - Madness
It's Like Love - Dewayne Everett Smith
It's Not Unusual - Tom Jones
Iris - Goo Goo Dolls
I Want to Break Free - Queen
I Want You Back - Jackson 5
I Was Made for Loving You - KISS
I Will Wait - Mumford and Sons
I Won't Give Up - Jason Mraz
Just the Way You Are - Bruno Mars
Just the Way You Are (Don't Go Changing) - Billy Joel
Keep Yourself Warm - Frightened Rabbit
Kiss Me - Sixpence None the Richer
Kissing You - Desree
La Vie En Rose - Edith Piaf/Louis Armstrong
Lay Me Down - Sam Smith
Leslie - King Creosote
Let Her Go - Passenger
Let It Be - Beatles
Let My Love Open the Door - Pete Townsend
Let’s Get It On - Marvin Gaye
Like I'm Gonna Lose You - Meghan Trainor/John Legend
Little Bitty Pretty One - Thurston Harris
Little By Little - Oasis
Little Talks - Of Monsters and Men
Little Things - One Direction
Living in Colour - Frightened Rabbit
Livin' on a Prayer - Bon Jovi
Locked Out of Heaven - Bruno Mars
Long and Winding Road - Beatles
LOVE - Nat King Cole
Lovely Day - Bill Withers
Love Me Do - Beatles
Love Me Like You Do - Ellie Goulding
Love Story - Taylor Swift
Love Will Tear Us Apart - Joy Division
Love You Til the End - Pogues
Lush Life - Zara Larsson
Make Me Smile - Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel
Make you feel my love - Adele/Bob Dylan
Man in the Mirror - Michael Jackson
Many of Horror - Simon Neil
Marry You - Bruno Mars
Milk - Kings of Leon
Million Years Ago - Adele
Mirrors - Justin Timberlake
More Than A Feeling - Boston
Mr Brightside - The Killers
My Baby Just Cares for Me - Nina Simone
My Girl - Temptations
My Heart Will Go On - Celine Dion
M79 - Vampire Weekend 
Neighbourhood #1 - Arcade Fire
Nights in White Satin - Moody Blues
Nightswimming - REM
No One - Alicia Keys
No Surprises - Radiohead
Nothing Else Matters - Metallica
Number One - Goldfrapp
One Day Like This - Elbow
Only Exception - Paramore
Only Girl in the World - Rhianna
Outro - M83
Paradise - Coldplay
Patience  - Take That
Perfect Life - Moby
Pianoman - Billy Joel
Photograph - Ed Sheeran
Pompeii - Bastille
Rather Be - Clean Bandit ft. Jess Glynne
Real Love - Tom Odell
Road Trippin' - Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Rockin’ All Over the World - Status Quo
Roll With It - Oasis
Royals - Lorde
The Rose - Bette Midler
Rude Boy - Rhianna
Rule The World - Take That
Runaway - The Corrs
Sail - Awolnation
Sail Away - David Gray
Say Something - Christina Aguilera
Set Fire to the Rain - Adele
Shake it Off - Taylor Swift
Shape Of You - Ed Sheeran
She - Aznavour
Senorita - Justin Timberlake
She's Everything - Brad Paisley
Shut Up and Dance - Walk the Moon
Signed, Sealed, Delivered - Stevie Wonder
Simply the Best - Tina Turner
Skinny Love - Bon Iver
Skyfall - Adele
Sky Full of Stars - Coldplay
Smooth Criminal/Don't Stop Til You Get Enough/Thriller Medley - Michael Jackson
Someone Like You - Adele
Somewhere Only We Know - Keane
Songbird - Eva Cassidy
Stairway To Heaven - Led Zeppelin
Staralfur - Sigur Ros
Stay With Me - Sam Smith
Such Great Heights - Iron and Wine
Sugar - Maroon 5
Summer - Calvin Harris
Summer - Courteeners
Sway/Quien Sera - Various artists
Sweater Weather - Neighbourhood
Sweet Child of Mine - Guns 'n' Roses
Sweet Disposition - The Temper Trap
Sweet Dreams Are Made of This - Eurythmics
Take Me Out - Franz Ferdinand
Take Me to Church - Hozier
Tenerife Sea - Ed Sheeran
Ten Storey Love Song - Stone Roses
Thank U - Alanis Morissette
Thank You - Led Zeppelin
The Nights - Avicii
Then I Kissed Her - Beach Boys
There is a Light That Never Goes Out - The Smiths
The Universal - Blur
This Charming Man - The Smiths
This Year's Love - David Gray
Three Little Birds (Don't Worry) - Bob Marley
Time After Time - Cyndi Lauper/Eva Cassidy
Time to Say Goodbye - Andrea Bocelli/Francesco Sartori
Tiny Dancer - Elton John
Toxic  - Britney Spears
Treasure - Bruno Mars
Tripping Billies - Dave Matthews Band
True Colours - Cyndi Lauper
Try a Little Tenderness - Otis Redding
Turning Page - Sleeping At Last 
Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson/Bruno Mars
Unconditionally - Katy Perry
Under Pressure - Queen/David Bowie
Unforgettable - Nat King Cole
Us - Regina Spektor
Use Somebody - Kings of Leon
Viva la vida - Coldplay
Wake Me Up - Avicii
Walking in Memphis - Marc Cohn
Walking on Sunshine - Katrina and the Waves
Want to Want Me - Jason Derulo
We Are Young - Fun
Wedding Song - Angus & Julia Stone
We Found Love - Rhianna
We Owned the Night - Lady Antebellum
What Do You Mean - Justin Bieber
Whatever - Oasis
What Makes You Beautiful - One Direction
When a Man Loves a Woman - Percy Sledge
When I'm Sixty Four - Beatles
When You Say Nothing At All - Ronan Keating
Wherever You Will Go - The Calling/Charlene Soraia
Wings - Birdy
Wish You Were Here  - Pink Floyd
With or Without You - U2
Wonderwall - Oasis
Wouldn't It Be Nice - Beach Boys
Wuthering Heights - Kate Bush
Yellow - Coldplay
YMCA - Village People
You and Me - The Wannadies
You Give Me Something - James Morrison
You Look Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
You Make My Dreams Come True - Hall and Oates
Young and Beautiful - Lana del Ray
Your Hand in Mine - Explosions in the Sky
You Really Got Me - The Kinks
You’re Beautiful - James Blunt
You're My Best Friend - Queen
You're All I Need to Get By - Marvin Gaye
You're So Cool - True Romance
You’re the first, the last, my everything - Barry White
Your Song - Elton John
1979 - Smashing Pumpkins

Film & TV

A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes (Cinderella) - Mack David, Al Hoffman, Jerry Livingston
All I Ask of You (Phantom of the Opera) - Andrew Lloyd Webber
An Ending (Ascent) - 28 Days Later/Brian Eno
As Time Goes By - Casablanca, Herman Hupfeld
A Whole New World - Aladdin/Alan Menken
Balcony Scene - Romeo and Juliet
Beauty and the Beast Theme - Alan Menken
Bella's Lullaby (Twilight) - Carter Burwell
Be Our Guest (Beauty and the Beast) - Alan Menken
Braveheart Theme - James Horner
Bring Him Home (Les Miserables) - Claude-Michel Schönberg
Cantina Band Theme - Star Wars/John Williams
City of Stars - From La La Land
Climb Every Mountain - Sound of Music/Rodgers and Hammerstein
Come What May (Moulin Rouge) - David Baerwald
Colours of the Wind from Pocahontus  - Vanessa L. Williams
Dambusters Theme Tune - Eric Coates
Doctor Who Theme - Ron Grainer/Delia Derbyshire
Do You Want to Build A Snowman? - From Frozen
Dragonheart Theme Tune - Randy Endelman
Ecstasy of Gold (The Good, the Bad and the Ugly) - Ennio Morricone
El Tango De Roxanne - Mariano Mores
Father of the Bride End Credits - Alan Silverstri
Father of the Bride Main Title - Alan Silverstri
Game of Thrones Theme Tune - Ramin Djawadi
Godfather Theme Tune - Rota
Goldfinger - John Barry
Grand Stand Theme Tune - Keith Mansfield
Great Escape - Elmer Bernstein
Hans Solo and the Princess (Star Wars) - John Williams
Hedwig's Theme from Harry Potter - John Williams
I Do Believe in Fairies - Peter Pan
Imperial March (Star Wars) - John Williams
I See the Light (Tangled) - Disney
Jurassic Park Theme Tune - John Williams
Lara's Theme - From Dr Zhivago
Legends of the Fall (The Ludlows) - James Horner
Let it Go - Frozen
Let's Go Fly a Kite (Mary Poppins) - Sherman Brothers
Merry Go Round of Life - From Howl's Moving Castle
Muppets Theme  - Sam Pottle/Jim Henson
Now We Are Free (Gladiator)  - Hans Zimmer
Part of Your World from The Little Mermaid - Alan Menken
Phantom of the Opera - Andrew Lloyd Webber
Pink Panther Theme - Henry Mancini
Pirates of the Carribean Theme - Hans Zimmer
Portugese Love Theme (Love Actually) - Craig Armstrong
Pure Imagination (Charlie & the Chocolate Factory) - Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley 
Rainbow Connection (Muppets) - Kermit the Frog
Reflection (Mulan) - Matthew Wilder and David Zippel
Rose's Theme - Titanic
Schindler's List Theme Tune - John Williams
Soul Limbo (Test Match Cricket Theme Tune) - Booker T and the MGs
Star Trek Theme - Alexander Courage
Star Wars Medley - John Williams
Superman Love Theme - John Williams
Superman Main Theme - John Williams
The Gael - Last of the Mohicans
Tonight - West Side Story/Leonard Bernstein
Twin Peaks Theme - Angelo Badalamenti
Up 'Married Life' - Michael Giacchino
What a Feeling - From ‘Flashdance’
When You Wish Upon a Star (Disney Theme) - From Pinocchio
Writing's On the Wall - James Bond/Sam Smith
X Factor Theme Tune - Andy Love


Adagio for Strings - Barber
Air on a G String - Bach
Also Sprach - Strauss
Aria from "Xerxes" - Handel
Ave Maria - Bach/Gounod
Ave Maria - Schubert
Ballet Music - Rossini
Barcarolle - Offenbach
Bolero - Ravel
Brandenberg Concerto No. 3 - Bach
Bridal March - Jonathan Cain
Brindisi - Verdi
Canon - Pachelbel
Chanson de Matin - Elgar
Chanson de Nuit - Elgar
Clair de Lune - Debussy
Dambusters Theme - Eric Coates
Danse des Mirlitons - Tchaikovsky
Divertimenti in D, B flat and F - Mozart
Eine Kleine Nacht Musik - Mozart
Entrance of the Queen of Sheba - Handel
Fledermaus Waltzes - Strauss
Flower Duet - Delibes
The Four Seasons ('Birdsong' from Spring and “Largo”) - Vivaldi
Greensleeves - Traditional
Galop - Rossini
God Save the Queen - Anon.
Humoresque - Dvořák
Hungarian Dance - Brahms
Intermezzo - Mascagni
La Cumparsita - Rodriguez
Loch Lomond - Scotch Air
Jerusalem - H. Parry
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring - Bach
Jupiter  - Holst
La Rejouissance  - Handel
March from the Nutcracker Suite - Tchaikovsky
Minuet and Trio - Boccherini
Music for the Royal Fireworks - Handel
Nessun Dorma - Puccini
Nimrod - Elgar
Non Piu Andrai - Mozart
Ode to Joy - Beethoven
O Mio Babbino Caro - Puccini
O Sole Mio - Capua
Palladio - Karl Jenkins
Pizzicato Polka - Strauss
Prelude to Carmen - Bizet
Quando M'en Vo - Puccini
Quartet - Verdi
Rondo from Abdelazar - Henry Purcell
Salut d'amour - Elgar
Sheep May Safely Graze - Bach
Sleeping Beauty Waltz - Tchaikovsky
Svanire - Einaudi
The Swan - Saint-Saëns
Tango Por Una Cabeza - Carlos Gardel
Toss the Feathers - Traditional Irish Reel
Trumpet Voluntary - Clarke
Trumpet Voluntary - Purcell
Trumpet Voluntary - Stanley
Upstairs Downstairs - Alexander Faris
Vocalise - Rachmaninoff
Voi Che Sapete - Mozart
The Water Music (Air and Dances) - Handel
Wedding Day at Troldhaugen - Grieg


A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square - Mendelssohn
Anything Goes - Wagner
Beyond the Sea - Trenet
Blue Moon - Arr. Kershaw
Brazil - Ary Barroso, Michael Kamen
Charmaine - Ernö Rapée
(They Long to Be) Close to You - Carpenters
Come Fly With Me - Arr. Hensen
Embraceable You - Gershwin
Forgotten Dreams - Leroy Anderson
I Got Rhythm - Gershwin
In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning - Frank Sinatra
It Had to be You - Jones/Kahn
Let's Face the Music - Irving Berlin
Libertango - Piazolla
Lullaby of Birdland - Count Basie and his Orchestra
Makin' Whoopee - Walter Donaldson
Moonlight in Vermont - Suessdorf
Moonlight Serenade - Glen Miller
My Funny Valentine - Rodgers/Hart
My Way - Frank Sinatra
Nobody Does It Better - Hamlisch
Smile - Charlie Chaplin
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes - Kern
Someone to Watch Over Me - Chet Baker
Somewhere Over the Rainbow - Arlen
Summertime - Gershwin
Swanee - Gershwin
Take Five - Desmond
The Entertainer - Scott Joplin
The Man I Love - Gershwin
Till there was you - Willson
True Love - Cole Porter
We Have All the Time in the World - John Barry
What a Wonderful World - Weiss/Thiele
You're Sensational - Cole Porter


  • String quartet - Violin, violin, viola, cello


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