Athena Strings

string ensemble for weddings and functions

Athena Strings

string ensemble for weddings and functions

About

Athena Strings is a passionate, dynamic and modern group of professional musicians who formed at the Royal Northern College of Music.

Athena Strings have played at hundreds of wedding and events worldwide, including a performance for David Cameron and President Xi Jinping of China on his state visit to the UK. Our players perform regularly for orchestras including the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Hallé, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Manchester Camerata and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

We pride ourselves on the quality and versatility we provide, making Athena Strings a ‘must-have’ for your occasion. Whether it be your wedding, a corporate function, a party or any other kind of event, we love what we do and are always excited to be able to enhance it. Throughout the process, you deal with us directly, keeping costs down and making it an individualised experience.

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“Joe and I booked Athena Strings for our wedding in October 2017 and were not disappointed! They were absolutely fabulous and looked and sounded amazing. All of our guests commented on what a lovely group they were and how great the music was. The playlist was a lovely touch and our guests really enjoyed choosing their favourite songs. Thank you for making our wedding the perfect day!”

Jess & Joe Kelwick

13/12/17

Our extremely extensive and diverse repertoire list makes each performance highly individualised.

We are constantly adding new music to our repertoire and are happy to arrange all of your requests in advance of the event.

We are most commonly booked as a string quartet, however, we are available as both a trio and duo at a reduced rate. Please contact us for more information and for our current rates.

We offer a requests box at events which enables guests to request any music from our repertoire list throughout the event. This unique and interactive experience is very popular with our clients!

Quartet Repertoire

Popular

A Day in the Life The Beatles
A Groovy Kind of Love Phil Collins
A Hard Day’s Night The Beatles
A Million Love Songs Take That
A Moment Like This Leona Lewis
A Sky Full of Stars Coldplay
A Thousand Years Christina Perri
ABBA Greatest Hits Medley (Mamma
Mia, I Have a Dream, Dancing Queen)
ABBA
Adventure of a Lifetime Coldplay
Ain’t No Mountain High Enough Diana Ross
Alejandro Lady Gaga
All Of Me John Legend
All Of The Lights Kanye West
All These Things That I’ve Done The Killers
All You Need is Love The Beatles
Amazed Lonestar
And I Love Her The Beatles
Angels Robbie Williams
At Last Etta James
Ave Maria Beyonce
Baby Justin Bieber
Bachelorette Björk
Bad Romance Lady Gaga
Ben Michael Jackson
Best Day of My Life American Authors
Billie Jean Michael Jackson
Bittersweet Symphony The Verve
Bohemian Rhapsody Queen
Bridge Over Troubled Water Simon and Garfunkel
Bring Me To Life Evanescence
California Dreamin’ The Mamas and The Papas
Call Me Maybe Carly Rae Jepsen
Can I Play with Madness Iron Maiden
Can’t Help Falling in Love Elvis Presley
Can’t Take My Eyes Off You Frankie Valli
Champagne Supernova Oasis
Chandelier Sia
Chasing Cars Snow Patrol
Closing Time Semisonic
Come On Eileen Dexy’s Midnight Runners
Crazy Little Thing Called Love Queen
Creep Radiohead
Con te Partiro (Time to Say Goodbye) Andrea Bocelli
Dancing in the Moonlight Toploader
Design for Life Manic Street Preachers
Despacito Luis Fonsi ft. Daddy Yankee
Don’t Look Back in Anger Oasis
Don’t Stop Believing Journey/Glee
Don’t Stop Me Now Queen
Don’t You Worry Child Swedish House Mafia
Eleanor Rigby The Beatles
Empire State of Mind Alicia Keys
Everlasting Love Love Affair
Everlong Foo Fighters
Everything I Do (I Do It for You) Bryan Adams
Everywhere Fleetwood Mac
Feeling Good Muse
Fields of Gold Sting
Firestone Kygo
Fix You Coldplay
Flying Without Wings Westlife
Freed From Desire Gala
From This Moment On Shania Twain
Future Looks Good One Republic
Get Here Oleta Adams
Get Lucky Daft Punk
God Only Knows The Beach Boys
Good Feeling Flo Rida
Greatest Day Take That
Hallelujah Jeff Buckley
Halo Beyonce
Happy Pharrell Williams
Happy Ending Mika
Headlines Drake
Heaven Bryan Adams
Hello Adele
Here Comes the Sun The Beatles
Here, There and Everywhere The Beatles
Heroes David Bowie
Hey Jude The Beatles
Hey, Soul Sister Train
Hey There Delilah Plain White T’s
Hide and Seek Imogen Heap
Ho Hey The Lumineers
Hold My Hand Jess Glynne
Home Ed Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
Hometown Glory Adele
Hoppípolla Sigur Rós
How Deep is Your Love The Bee Gees
How Do I Live LeAnn Rimes
How Long Will I Love You Ellie Goulding
I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do ABBA
I Don’t Feel Like Dancin’ Scissor Sisters
I Don’t Wanna Miss a Thing Aerosmith
I Feel Good James Brown
I Have Nothing Whitney Houston
I Just Called to Say I Love You Stevie Wonder
I Knew I Loved You Savage Garden
I Say a Little Prayer Aretha Franklin
I Want to Hold Your Hand The Beatles
I’ll Be There for You The Rembrandts
I’m Yours Jason Mraz
Imagine John Lennon
In My Place Coldplay
It Had to be You Frank Sinatra
It Must Be Love Madness
Jar Of Hearts Christina Perri
Just Can’t Get Enough Depeche Mode
Just Give Me a Reason Pink
Just Like a Star Corinne Bailey Rae
Just the Way You Are Bruno Mars
Killing Me Softly With His Song Roberta Flack
Kiss Me Sixpence None The Richer
Years and Years King
Kiss From A Rose Seal
Lady Gaga Greatest Hits Medley (Poker
Face, Bad Romance, Just Dance)
Lady Gaga
Lady Madonna The Beatles
Layla Eric Clapton
Lean On Major Lazer and DJ Snake
Learn to Fly Foo Fighters
Life On Mars David Bowie
Livin’ On a Prayer Bon Jovi
L-O-V-E Nat King Cole
Love Cats The Cure
Love Is All Around Wet Wet Wet
Love Me Like You Do Ellie Goulding
Love on Top Beyonce
Love Story Taylor Swift
Lovely Day Bill Withers
Make You Feel My Love Adele
Many of Horror (When We Collide) Biffy Clyro
Marry You Bruno Mars
Mercy Duffy
Michael Jackson Medley Michael Jackson
Michelle The Beatles
Mowtown Forever (My Girl, Stop! In The
Name of Love, I Heard It Through The
Grapevine, I’ll Be There)
The Temptations, The Supremes, Marvin Gaye, Jackson 5
Mr Blue Sky ELO
Mr Brightside The Killers
Mull of Kintyre Paul McCartney
My Girl The Temptations
My Love Jess Glynne
Nothing Else Matters Metallica
On Top of the World Imagine Dragons
Only Girl (In The World) Rihanna
One Day Like This Elbow
Paradise Coldplay
Patience Take That
Pennies from Heaven Bing Crosby
Perfect Ed Sheeran
Perfect Day Lou Reed
Photograph Ed Sheeran
Pianoman Billy Joel
Pompeii Bastille
Proud Heather Small
Queen Greatest Hits Medley (We Will
Rock You, Another One Bites the Dust,
We are the Champions)
Queen
Queen of My Heart Westlife
Rather Be Clean Bandit
Riptide Vance Joy
Rise Up Andra Day
Road Trippin’ Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Rockabye Clean Bandit
Rockin’ All Over the World Status Quo
Rolling in the Deep Adele
Royals Lorde
Rule the World Take That
Run Snow Patrol
September Earth, Wind and Fire
Seven Nation Army The White Stripes
Shape of You Ed Sheehan
She Elvis Costello
She’s The One Robbie Williams
Signed, Sealed, Delivered Stevie Wonder
Smooth Criminal Michael Jackson
Somebody to Love Queen
Somewhere Only We Know Keane
Somewhere Over the Rainbow Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
Songbird Eva Cassidy
Stairway to Heaven Led Zeppelin
Stand By Me Ben E King
Starálfur Sigur Ros
Starlight Muse
Stay With Me Sam Smith
Supermassive Black Hole Muse
Sweet Caroline Neil Diamond
Sweet Child o’ Mine Guns N’ Roses
Sweet Disposition The Temper Trap
Sweet Dreams Eurythmics
Symphony Clean Bandit
Take Me to Church Hozier
Thank You for the Music ABBA
That’s Amore Dean Martin
The Final Countdown Europe
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face Roberta Flack
The Flood Take That
The Longest Time Billy Joel
The Rose Bette Midler
The Universal Blur
Thinking Out Loud Ed Sheeran
Thriller Michael Jackson
Time After Time Cyndi Lauper
Time Of Your Life Greenday
Tonight, Tonight The Smashing Pumpkins
Too Close Alex Clare
True Colours Cyndi Lauper
Two Become One Spice Girls
Unchained Melody Elvis Presley
Uptown Funk Bruno Mars
Us Regina Spektor
Viva La Vida Coldplay
Wake Me Up Avicii
Wake Me Up When September Ends Green Day
Walking on Sunshine Katrina and The Waves
We Found Love Rihanna
We’ve Only Just Begun The Carpenters
What a Wonderful World Louis Armstrong
What Makes You Beautiful One Direction
Whatever Oasis
When I Fall In Love Nat King Cole
When I’m Sixty Four The Beatles
Wish You Were Here Pink Floyd
With a Little Help from my Friends The Beatles
With or Without You U2
Wonderful Tonight Eric Clapton
Wonderwall Oasis
Yellow Coldplay
Yesterday The Beatles
Y.M.C.A Village People
You Raise Me Up Westlife
Young and Beautiful Lana Del Rey
You’re My Best Friend Queen
Your Song Elton John
(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher Jackie Wilson
You’ve Got the Love Florence and The Machine

Film, TV and Games

A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes Cinderella
A Spoonful of Sugar Mary Poppins
A Whole New World Aladdin
All I Ask of You Phantom of the Opera
America West Side Story
Ashokan Farewell The Civil War
Be Our Guest Beauty and the Beast
Beauty and the Beast Theme (Tale as Old as
Time) Beauty and the Beast
Bella Ciao La Casa de Papel
Braveheart Theme Braveheart
Bring Him Home Les Misérables
Can You Feel the Love Tonight The Lion King
Carry On Camping Carry On Camping
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Theme Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
City of Stars La La Land
Colours of the Wind Pocahontas
Come What May Moulin Rouge
Concerning Hobbits The Lord of the Rings
Coronation Scott Theme Paul Temple
Cry Me a River V for Vendetta
Dam Busters March Dam Busters
Defying Gravity Wicked
Diamonds Are Forever Diamonds are Forever
Ecstasy of Gold The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
El Tango de Roxanne Moulin Rouge
Fawlty Towers Theme Fawlty Towers
Feed The Birds Mary Poppins
Flash, Bang, Wallop! Half a Sixpence
For Good Wicked
From Now On The Greatest Showman
Gabriel’s Oboe The Mission
Game of Thrones Theme Game of Thrones
Genevieve Theme Genevieve
Gladiator Theme Gladiator
Glasgow Love Theme Love Actually
Godfather Theme The Godfather
Gonna Fly Now (Theme from Rocky) Rocky
Goldfinger Theme Goldfinger
Good Morning Baltimore Hairspray
Harry Lime Theme The Third Man
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Waltz Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Hedwig’s Theme Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
Hits from Broadway (America, Is You or Isn’t
You My Baby, What Kind of Fool am I?, There’s
No Business Like Showbusiness)
West Side Story, Five Guys Named Moe, Stop The
World, Annie Get Your Gun
Hogwarts Forever Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
I Can Go The Distance Hercules
I Dreamed a Dream Les Misérables
I Feel Pretty West Side Story
I Know Him So Well Chess
I See The Light Tangled
I Wanna Be Like You The Jungle Book
John Dunbar Theme Dances With Wolves
Jurassic Park Theme Jurassic Park
Kingdom Dance Tangled
Kissing You Romeo and Juliet
La La Land Medley La La Land
La Vie en Rose La Vie en Rose
Legend of Zelda Medley Legend of Zelda
Let’s Go Fly a Kite Mary Poppins
Let it Go Frozen
Lion King Favourites The Lion King
Love Theme from Romeo and Juliet Romeo and Juliet
Maria West Side Story
Memory Cats
Monte Carlo or Bust! Theme Monte Carlo or Bust!
Monty Python’s Flying Circus Monty Python’s Flying Circus
Moon River Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Murder on the Orient Express Waltz Murder on the Orient Express
Music of the Night Phantom of the Opera
My Heart Will Go On Titanic
Never Enough The Greatest Showman
New York, New York New York, New York
Nightmare Before Christmas Medley Nightmare Before Christmas
Nobody Does It Better The Spy Who Loved Me
One Day More Les Misérables
One Hand, One Heart West Side Story
One Summer’s Day Spirited Away
Part of Your World The Little Mermaid
Pink Panther Theme The Pink Panther
Pirates of the Caribbean – Jack’s Theme Pirates of the Caribbean
Pirates of the Caribbean Medley Pirates of the Caribbean
PM’s Love Theme Love Actually
Portuguese Love Theme Love Actually
Pure Imagination Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Rewrite the Stars The Greatest Showman
Rocky Theme (Gonna Fly Now) Rocky
Roxanne Moulin Rouge
Schindler’s List Theme Schindler’s List
Shadowland The Lion King
Simpsons Theme The Simpsons
Ski Sunday Theme Ski Sunday
Skyfall Skyfall
Singing in the Rain Singing in the Rain
Snake Eater Theme Metal Gear Solid 3
So Close Enchanted
Somewhere West Side Story
Somewhere Over the Rainbow The Wizard of Oz
Speak Softly Love The Godfather
Stars Les Misérables
Star Wars Medley Star Wars
Star Wars IV Opening Theme Star Wars IV
Storybook Love The Princess Bride
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Mary Poppins
That’s How You Know Enchanted
The Bare Necessities The Jungle Book
This Is Me The Greatest Showman
Tonight West Side Story
Under the Sea The Little Mermaid
Up Theme (Married Life) Up
We Go Together Grease
When You Wish Upon A Star Pinocchio
Yellow Submarine Yellow Submarine
You’ll Never Walk Alone Carousel
You’ve Got A Friend In Me Toy Story
Z Cars Theme Z Cars

Jazz and Easy
Listening

A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square Vera Lynn
Anything Goes Cole Porter
Beyond the Sea Bobby Darin
Blue Tango Leroy Anderson
But Not for Me Ella Fitzgerald
Come Fly With Me Frank Sinatra
Country Club Scott Joplin
Dream a Little Dream For Me Ella Fitzgerald
Every time We Say Goodbye Cole Porter
Fiddle-Faddle Leroy Anderson
Fly Me To The Moon Frank Sinatra
Forgotten Dreams Leroy Anderson
I Get a Kick Out of You Frank Sinatra
It Aint Necessarily So Aretha Franklin
Is You or Is You Ain’t My Baby Louis Jordan
Jazz Legato Leroy Anderson
Leaning on a Lamppost Noel Gay
Let’s Do It Cole Porter
Love and Marriage Frank Sinatra
Makin’ Whoopee Walter Donaldson
Misty Ella Fitzgerald
Moonlight in Vermont Karl Suessdorf
Moonlight Serenade Glen Miller
My Way Frank Sinatra
Plink, Plank, Plunk! George Gershwin
Ragtime Dance Scott Joplin
Take the ‘A’ Train Duke Ellington
The Entertainer Scott Joplin
The Folks Who Live on The Hill Jerome Kern
The Girl From Ipanema Frank Sinatra
The Man I Love George Gershwin
The Syncopated Clock Leroy Anderson
The Typewriter Leroy Anderson
The Waltzing Cat Leroy Anderson
They Can’t Take That Away From Me George Gershwin
Somebody Loves Me George Gershwin
Summertime Ella Fitzgerald
Sway Michael Bublé
S’Wonderful George Gershwin
What A Wonderful World Louis Armstrong

Classical

Anon 

Cock Linnet

Dark Eyes

English Country Gardens

Greensleeves

Happy Birthday

Hava Nagila

Ian S. Robertson

Irish Sherry Suite

Jerusalem

John Ryan’s Polka

Loch Lomond

My Love is Like a Red, Red Rose

Riverdance

Siman Tov

Swing Low, Sweet Chariot

Teddy Bears Picnic

The Gay Gordons

Toss The Feathers Irish Reel

Yellow Bird (Mocking Bird)

Albeniz 

Tango

Bach 

Air on a G String

Arioso

Brandenberg no. 3

Double Concerto in D Minor

Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring

Sheep May Safely Graze

Bartok

Romanian Folk Dances

Beethoven 

Ode to Joy

Bizet 

Habanera from Carmen

Prelude to Carmen

Boccherini 

Minuet and Trio

Borodin 

Nocturne

Polovtsian Dances

Boyce 

Symphony no. 4

Brahms 

Hungarian Dance no. 4

Hungarian Dance no. 5

Bucalossi 

The Grasshoppers’ Dance

Chopin 

Nocturne in E flat Major

Prelude in A

Clarke 

Trumpet Voluntary

Corelli 

Christmas Concerto

Daquin 

The Cuckoo

Debussy

Claire de Lune

La Fille aux Cheveux de Lin

The Girl with the Flaxen Hair

Delibes 

Flower Duet from Lakmé

Mazurka from Coppélia

Denza 

Funiculi Funicula

Desmond

Take Five

Di Capua

O Sole Mio

Dvorak 

Finale from Sonatina in G Minor

Humoresque

Elgar 

Beau Brummel

Chanson de Matin

Salut d’Amour

Faure 

Pavane

Fletcher

Fiddle Dance

Folk Tune

Gardel 

Tango Por Una Cabeza

Gounod 

Ave Maria

Grainger 

Irish Tune from County Derry

Granados 

Spanish Dance

Grieg 

Norwegian Dance

Waltz

Handel 

Air in D

Air in F

Arrival of the Queen of Sheba

Bourree in F

Coro

Hallelujah Chorus from The Messiah

Hornpipe from Water Music

La Paix

La Réjouissance

Largo from Violin Sonata in D Major

Menuet in D

Water Music

Holst 

I Vow to Thee My Country

Jenkins 

Palladio

Joplin 

Bethena Waltz

Country Club

Medley from ‘The Sting’

Ragtime Dance

The Entertainer

Marquina 

Spanish Gypsy Dance

Mascagni 

Intermezzo Sinfonico from Cavalleria Rusticana

Massenet 

Meditation from Thaís

Melody

McLean 

Six Tangos for String Quartet

Mendelssohn 

Wedding March

Mouret 

Rondeau

Mozart 

Ave Verum Corpus

Divertimento no. 1 in D

Divertimento no. 2 in Bb

Divertimento no. 3 in F

Eine Kleine Nachtmusik

Non Piu Andrai

Piano Concerto no. 21- Andante

Rondo Alla Turca

Offenbach 

Barcarolle

Can Can

Overture and Waltz

Pachelbel 

Canon

Padilla 

El Relicario and Sæterjentens Söndag

Parry 

Jerusalem

Piazzolla 

Libertango

Oblivion

Puccini 

Nessun Dorma

O Mio Bambino Caro

Purcell 

Trumpet Tune

Two Rondeaux from Abdelazar and The Fairy

Queen

Ravel 

Bolero

Rodriguez 

La Cumparsita

Saint-Saens 

The Swan

Satie 

Gymnopedie no. 1

Schubert 

Ave Maria

Schumann 

Träumerei

Shostakovich 

Gallop

Romance

Strauss 

Blue Danube Waltz

Emperor Waltz

Fledermaus Waltz

Radetzky March

Tchaikovsky 

Dance Arabe

Dance Chinoise

Dance des Mirlitons

March

Trepak

Vivaldi 

Largo from Winter

Spring

Wagner 

Bridal Chorus

Ride of the Valkyries

Warlock 

Pavane and Mattachins from Capriol Suite

Wells 

Villanella

Wood 

Four British Sea Songs

Christmas

All I Want for Christmas is my Two Front Teeth
All I Want For Christmas Is You
Away In A Manger
Carol Of The Bells
Christmas Medley
Deck The Halls
Ding Dong Merrily On High
Fairytale Of New York
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Good King Wenceslas
Hark, The Herald Angels Sing!
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
I’ll Be Home for Christmas
I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day
It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas
Jingle Bell Rock
Jingle Bells
Joy To The World
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
O Holy Night
Once In Royal David’s City
Silent Night
Sleigh Ride
The Christmas Waltz
We Wish You A Merry Christmas
Winter Wonderland

Hymns

Give Me Joy In My Heart
Jerusalem
Lord of All Hopefulness
Standing In The Need of Prayer

Trio Repertoire

Popular

A Groovy Kind of Love Phil Collins
A Thousand Years Christina Perri
All Of Me John Legend
All You Need Is Love The Beatles
At Last Etta James
Beneath Your Beautiful Labrinth ft. Emeli Sandé
Bittersweet Symphony The Verve
Bring Me To Life Evanescence
Brown Eyed Girl Van Morrison
California Dreamin’ Mamas and Papas
Can’t Take My Eyes Off You Frankie Valli
Can’t Help Falling in Love Elvis Presley
Chasing Cars Snow Patrol
Clocks Coldplay
Crazy Little Thing Called Love Queen
Don’t Stop Believin’ Journey/Glee
Everlong Foo Fighters
Everything I Do, I Do It for You Bryan Adams
Feeling Good Michael Bublé
Fields of Gold Eva Cassidy
Firework Katy Perry
Fly Me to the Moon Westlife
Golden Brown The Stranglers
Greatest Day Take That
Hallelujah Leonard Cohen
Halo Beyoncé
Happy Pharrell Williams
Heaven Bryan Adams
Here Comes The Sun The Beatles
Heroes David Bowie
Hoppipolla Sigur Ros
How Long Will I Love You Ellie Goulding
I Don’t Wanna Miss a Thing Aerosmith
Isn’t She Lovely? Stevie Wonder
It Must Be Love Madness
Kiss From a Rose Seal
Kiss Me Sixpence None The Richer
Kissing You Des’ree
Love Is All Around Wet Wet Wet
Love is in the Air John Paul Young
Love Story Taylor Swift
Make You Feel My Love Adele
Mamma Mia ABBA
Marry You Bruno Mars
One Day Like This Elbow
Paradise Coldplay
Rule the World Take That
She Elvis Costello
She’s the One Robbie Williams
Songbird Eva Cassidy
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face Roberta Flack
The Rose Bette Midler
Viva La Vida Coldplay
What A Wonderful World Louis Armstrong
Whatever Oasis
When I Fall in Love Nat King Cole
When I’m 64 The Beatles
Wonderwall Oasis
Wonderful Tonight Eric Clapton
Yellow Coldplay
Your Song Elton John
You’re Beautiful James Blunt
You Raise Me Up Westlife

Film and TV

A Whole New World Aladdin
All I Ask of You Phantom of the Opera
A Gift of a Thistle Braveheart
Beyond the Sea Finding Nemo
Can You Feel the Love Tonight The Lion King
Concerning Hobbits Lord of the Rings
Fawlty Towers Theme Fawlty Towers
Game of Thrones Theme Game of Thrones
Glasgow Love Theme Love Actually
I Dreamed a Dream Les Miserables
Moon River Breakfast at Tiffany’s
My Heart Will Go On Titanic
Theme from Pride and Prejudice Pride and Prejudice
Skyfall Skyfall
Somewhere West Side Story
Somewhere Over the Rainbow The Wizard of Oz

Jazz and Easy
Listening

Let’s Do It Cole Porter
My Way Frank Sinatra
Someone to Watch Over Me Ella Fitzgerald
Sway Dean Martin

Classical

Bach

Air on a G String

Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring

Clarke 

Trumpet Voluntary

Delibes 

The Flower Duet

Desmond

Take Five

Einaudi 

Le Onde

Elgar 

Chanson de Matin

Nimrod

Handel 

Arrival of the Queen of Sheba

Air from Water Music

Bourree from Water Music

Hornpipe in F

Hornpipe in D

La Réjouissance

Massenet 

Meditation from Thaïs

Mendelssohn 

Wedding March

Mouret 

Rondeau

Pachelbel 

Canon

Purcell 

Trumpet Tune

Schubert 

Ave Maria

Vivaldi 

Largo

Wagner 

Bridal Chorus

Duo Repertoire

Popular

The A Team Ed Sheeran
A Thousand Years Christina Perri
Adventure of a Lifetime Coldplay
Ain’t Misbehavin’ Fats Waller
All About That Bass Meghan Trainor
All of Me John Legend
All You Need Is Love The Beatles
Angels Robbie Williams
At Last Etta James
Autumn Leaves Eva Cassidy
Beautiful Christina Aguilera
Better Together Jack Johnson
Beyond The Sea Bobby Darin
Call Me Maybe Carly Rae Jepsen
Can’t Help Falling In Love Elvis Presley
Can’t Take My Eyes Off You Frankie Valli
Champagne Supernova Oasis
Chasing Cars Snow Patrol
Crazy Gnarls Barkley
Despacito Luis Fonsi ft. Daddy Yankee
Don’t Look Back in Anger Oasis
Feeling Good Nina Simone
Fields of Gold Eva Cassidy
Final Countdown Europe
Firework Katy Perry
Fix You Coldplay
God Only Knows The Beach Boys
Greatest Day Take That
Hallelujah Leonard Cohen
Happy Pharrell Williams
Here, There and Everywhere The Beatles
Hoppipolla Sigur Ros
How Long Will I Love You Ellie Goulding
Human The Killers
I Gotta Feeling Black Eyed Peas
It’s All About You McFly
I’m Yours Jason Mraz
Just The Way You Are Bruno Mars
Kashmir Led Zeppelin
Killing Me Softly Roberta Flack
Make You Feel My Love Adele
Marry You Bruno Mars
Mr Brightside The Killers
My Girl The Temptations
One Day Like This Elbow
Penny Lane The Beatles
Perfect Day Lou Reed
Rockabye Clean Bandit
She Elvis Costello
Shake It Off Taylor Swift
Signed, Sealed, Delivered Stevie Wonder
Somebody Told Me The Killers
Somewhere Only We Know Keane
Songbird Eva Cassidy
Sweet Disposition The Temper Trap
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face Roberta Flack
Thinking Out Loud Ed Sheeran
Time of Your Life Greenday
Viva La Vida Coldplay
What a Wonderful World Louis Armstrong
Whatever Oasis
When The Girl In your Arms Cliff Richard
Wonderful Tonight Eric Clapton
Wonderwall Oasis
Yellow Coldplay
You’re Beautiful James Blunt
You Raise Me Up Westlife
You Really Got Me The Kinks
Your Song Elton John

Film and TV

All I Ask of You Phantom of the Opera
Be Our Guest Beauty and the Beast
Can You Feel The Love Tonight The Lion King
Diamonds Are Forever Diamonds are Forever
Do You Want to Build a Snowman? Frozen
Game of Thrones Theme Game of Thrones
Jurassic Park Theme Jurassic Park
Kissing You Romeo and Juliet
Moon River Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Over The Rainbow The Wizard of Oz
Portuguese Love Theme Love Actually
Star Wars Opening Theme Star Wars
Tale as Old as Time Beauty and the Beast

Jazz and Easy Listening

Blue Moon Frank Sinatra
Fly Me To the Moon Frank Sinatra
Misty Ella Fitzgerald
Moonlight Serenade Frank Sinatra
My Funny Valentine Ella Fitzgerald
Someone to Watch Over Me Ella Fitzgerald
Summertime Ella Fitzgerald
Take Five Dave Brubeck
What a Wonderful World Louis Armstrong

Classical

Bach 

Air on a G String

Arioso

Brandenburg no. 3

Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring

Sheep May Safely Graze

Wachet Auf

Beethoven 

Ode to Joy

3 Duos

Brahms 

Hungarian Dance no. 5

Charpentier 

Prelude from Te Deum

Clarke 

Trumpet Voluntary

Delibes 

Flower Duet

Dvorak 

Humoresque

Elgar 

Salut D’Amour

Gardel 

Tango por una Cabeza

Gounod 

Ave Maria

Handel 

Air from Water Music

Arrival of the Queen of Sheba

Bourree from Water Music

Hornpipe in D

Hornpipe in F

La Paix

La Rejouissance

Largo from Xerxes

Massenet 

Meditation from Thais

Mendelssohn 

Wedding March

Mouret 

Rondeau

Mozart 

Eine Kleine Nachtmusik

Pachelbel 

Canon

Purcell 

Trumpet Tune

Feel free to get in touch at any time with questions, or to book Athena Strings. We look forward to hearing from you.

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“I booked Athena strings as a surprise for my wife to be on our wedding day. They played the service and then the drinks reception The organisation and professionalism is second to none. I changed song list and made changes here and there Jess was a great help, nothing was too much trouble. On the day they surpassed all expectations!! They really gave the day that extra something, especially when playing our favourite song requestsWorth every penny and more, would not hesitate to recommend!”

Mr & Mrs Johnson

6/12/17

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Faqs

Which areas do you cover?

Wherever you want us to be! We are based in the North West, which is where most of our bookings take place. Travel is included within 50 miles of Manchester City Centre, and after this is charged at 40p per mile. We all have passports and are extremely happy to travel abroad should you wish.

 

What is the difference between the Athena string quartet, trio and duo?

The string quartet is our most popular booking, and has 4 players: 2 violins, a viola and a cello. The trio has 3 players: a violin, viola and a cello and is a good compromise for a great sound but at a slightly lower cost. For lower budget events we recommend our duo: a violinist and a cellist. Occasionally we have requests for a larger ensemble – this is also easily achieved, just get in touch!

How much do you charge?

Please contact us for our current rates and for an individual quote.

Can we meet with you to discuss our requirements in person?

Absolutely. We are extremely happy to meet with you at our base in Manchester, or alternatively we can talk over Skype.

Can I request my favourite song?

Of course! You are welcome to request anything already on our repertoire list which we will happily play for you. If your favourite song isn’t already on our repertoire list, we will arrange it for you for a small £20 fee. Please note we need at least 6 weeks notice to be able to do this!

What will Athena Strings require on the day?

We are very low maintenance – just armless chairs, enough light to read in and some refreshments (a glass of water is fine!)

Do we have to provide food for you?

It is entirely your choice whether you want to provide any food for us, however for longer bookings (over 2.5 hours) this would be much appreciated!

What will you wear on the day?

We tend to wear long black formalwear, however you will have the chance to request an alternative on the music requests form if you wish. We will try to accommodate all requests (within reason!)

Will you take any breaks?

We take a short break (approx. 5-10 minutes) every hour, however this can be flexible around your needs and requirements. If we are playing for your ceremony then we stay in place throughout and take no additional breaks.

Can you play outdoors?

It depends. We are happy to discuss this possibility, however, due to the value of our instruments they cannot be exposed to direct sunlight, wind, rain or temperature extremes. We would need either a shady area or an adequate shelter (minimum size 3×3 metres), although unfortunately in the event of rain, we will be unable to play outside even with the shelter. Athena Strings will do everything possible to meet your request, however the decision of the group on the day is final.

What is your cancellation policy?

We regret that the £100 deposit is non-refundable in all circumstances. Any cancellations 8 weeks or less before the event will result in half of the total fee being due, and any cancellations 4 weeks or less before the event will result in the full fee (minus any travel) being due.

What happens if there's a problem on the day and you don't make it?

Firstly, we would like to stress that this has never happened. In the extremely unlikely event that we can’t make your event (such as severe weather conditions which make it impossible or too dangerous to travel) we would give you as much notice as we possibly could after doing everything in our power to get to you. In this situation you would not have to pay any of the agreed fee and the deposit would also be refunded to you.

How much do you charge for overtime?

We understand that ceremonies don’t always run to time and are therefore happy to play for 15 minutes above the agreed time free of charge. If you are further delayed, or want us play for longer, our overtime payments are (for 30 minutes), £60 for the quartet, £50 for the trio and £40 for the duo.

What happens if one of you is unavailable for my event?

We are in the fortunate position of being able to call on a huge pool of exceptional professional musicians who can deputise for one of us at your event.

Do you have insurance?

Yes. We have Public Liability Insurance of up to £10 million.

Can we hear you before we book you?

Of course – we play regularly at wedding fairs in the North West which we advertise on social media and display in our diary. You can hear us on our media page, where we have recently uploaded some new videos!

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“We contacted Jess at Athena Strings prior to our wedding and found her very friendly and helpful with any questions we had about their services. On the day the performance was brilliant, all our guests commented on what a great additional touch it was to our ceremony and drinks reception. Jess and the girls also fitted into our plans seamlessly giving us one less thing to worry about on the day, I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending them!”

Wesley Young

15/12/17

12/01/2019

10am – 4pm

Eaves Hall Wedding Fair

13/01/2019

10am – 4pm

Eaves Hall Wedding Fair

19/01/2019

10am – 5pm

Liverpool and Northwest Wedding Show 

20/01/2019

10am – 5pm

Liverpool and Northwest Wedding Show 

09/03/2019

10am – 5pm

National Wedding Show – Event City, Manchester

10/03/2019

10am – 5pm

National Wedding Show – Event City, Manchester

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“From the first moment we heard them, we knew we wanted them to be involved in our wedding day. Correspondence from start to finish was effortless; nothing was too much trouble and all communication was quickly responded to. On the day of our Wedding, Athena Strings arrived, set up and sounded absolutely fantastic. Every song was flawless and resonated perfectly in our venue. We couldn’t have picked a better set of musicians to help us make our wedding ceremony so special. We were able to choose a variety of music for throughout the ceremony and the break before the wedding breakfast. Every song was perfect. Lots of our guests commented how wonderful Athena Strings sounded and were very impress that they could choose songs to be played on the day making the time personal”

Jennifer & Adam Karran

31/05/17

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