Ulster String Quartet

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We are a professional string quartet providing music for your ceremony, drinks reception, meal - or all three! Our "USQ Jukebox" allows you to request what we play next which is always great fun!

Learn New Songs
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Take Requests

Type of Performer(s) or Business

Ensemble / Group

Primary Instrument(s)


Style of Music

Drinks / Cocktails Music
Reception Music
Ceremony Music
Pop / Rock
Full Description
We offer a free consultation at our studio in Belfast & are always available to answer questions via email, phone or Skype meaning we are there to help every step of the way. We have a wide range range of repertoire from classical music through to current pop favourites and our arrangement service means that you can have your special song - even if it's not on our repertoire list. We are always happy to help with musical suggestions and advise on when music can be best enjoyed during your ceremony or mass. We can provide music for hymns that you might want to sing and can put you in touch with professional singers who can be booked through us. Alternatively we can accompany whoever you might have booked yourselves, liaising directly with them. Our "Jewel in the Crown" is undoubtedly our "USQ Jukebox". We provide this free of charge during your drinks reception, providing song lists made up of our pop repertoire from which you and your guests can choose what we perform next! :-) We have various packages which cover the different stages of the day and can also be booked for specific times (2.5,3 hours etc). Our most popular package is our ceremony/reception package which provides 30 minutes of music beforehand, all of your ceremony music and then for the duration of your drinks reception up until your meal is called. This option helpfully allows for an extra 30 minutes at the end just in case things are running behind schedule for any reason - and of course includes our "USQ Jukebox".

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Danny
Thank you for looking at our profile :-) Whether traditional, classical, jazz or pop - we can cater for all tastes and styles and add our professional touch to your special day. We take great enjoyment in providing wonderful music for our clients and are always on hand to help throughout the planning. Wow your guests with our "USQ Jukebox" service and beautiful selection of classical favourites. Contact us today to see how we can help you create the perfect feel to the perfect day!


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Steph and Tim
Happy couple married in June
June 2017
Thank You!
The music was exquisite, everyone enjoyed the Jukebox. Thank you so much for being a part of our day 😊
Leanne and Damien
Happy couple married in May
June 2017
Thank You!
Thank you so much on behalf of Damien and Myself for your incredible music during our wedding mass and drinks reception. We were absolutely thrilled with it and everyone loved the jukebox song selection, the music was the talk of the wedding!!👌👌👌 Danny special thanks to you for helping me pick the music, nothing was a problem and you did everything I asked for perfectly. I couldn't recommend the USQ highly enough 🙌🏼👏
Stephanie and Chris
Happy couple married in April
June 2017
Thank You!
We recently booked Ulster String Quartet for our wedding in Donegal. We can honestly say they were amazing. Most of our 170 guests commented on how good they were and what a lovely addition to the service. Prior to the day, communication with them was always straight forward. They were extremely professional as well as accommodating with any of our requests at all times. If you are looking for a String Quartet for an event then you will not regret booking these guys.
Location & Contact Details


Holywood, County Down, Northern Ireland

Travel Notes

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction

Nearest Train Station

Belfast Central

Nearest Airport

Belfast City (BHD)

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What is your most memorable wedding?

Ainé and Andrew's wedding up in Portrush was one of our favourites for several reasons - there was lots of beautiful for us to perform, we were joined by soprano Rebekah Coffey AND because we performed during the all important proposal (on Carrick-A-Rede Island!!!). A delicate operation - not least carrying all our stands, music and instruments over the rope bridge(!) :-) This is featured on our in one of our videos - have a look!!

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Dynamic, Mesmerising, Stylish, Vibrant & Dapper!

What about your business are you most proud of?

Our service. We pride ourselves on not only the music we perform but also the assistance we provide throughout the planning process. We want our clients to feel assured that they are in safe hands and that they can rightly look forward to hearing us perform on the day.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Try and get your wedding suppliers booked in as early as possible.

Describe your typical process with a couple.

After the initial enquiry we are on hand to talk through various options then once the booking has been confirmed timings, music and even packages can be decided at a later date. We offer a free consultation either in person at our studio or via email/phone/skype to chat through any details and/or answer any questions. As we get nearer the day we confirm the running order - we ask for the venue contact so on the day if needed we can liaise directly with them. Then, on the day just sit back and enjoy!

What makes a romantic first dance?

"Have I Told You Lately" by Van Morrison

What is your number one floor-filler?

Andy Williams - "Can't Take My Eyes off You"