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Live music for all occasions...

Rylands String Quartet are one of the leading live-music providers in the north west. The Manchester-based ensemble has performed live on BBC radio and can even be heard on the latest Blossoms EP! Do you want something unique at your wedding, christening, business function, corporate event, graduation party or funeral? Searching for some live music? Look no further!


Over the years we have performed as a wedding string quartet at many of the top wedding venues in the north west, providing musical entertainment for many happy brides, grooms and wedding guests!

We have a huge selection of songs arranged especially for string quartet and you can choose any of these to create a personalised playlist, making us the premier choice for live music at your party, corporate event or business function.

Our Manchester string quartet has also worked live and in recording studios to provide backing music for artists, bands and poets. Head on over to our session strings page to find out more and go to our contact us page to book us!

No agency fees

Award winning, highly experienced professional musicians

Flexible payment plan

Over 500 songs to choose from!

100% 5 star positive reviews!


Create the perfect atmosphere for your wedding ceremony & reception with live music from our string quartet! From pop to classical to jazz we've got something for everyone.


With nearly 500 songs in our extensive repertoire list we have something for every occasion, be it a wedding, corporate event, christening, graduation, private party, business conference or funeral.

Session Strings

Whether you're a band looking to add strings to a live gig or in the recording studio, or you're searching for original music to complement your film - we've got you covered.

How to choose your music

We have guides on how to choose music for your wedding ceremony, and advice on picking songs for your drinks reception and wedding breakfast.

Session strings

Read more about the services we can provide if you're a band or artist, whether it's live or in the recording studio.


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Business events

Our string quartet can be hired to play at business conferences and coroporate events.

Lizzie and I would like to thank you for the amazing performance on our wedding day in November at Rudby Hall. We had so many comments to say how perfect the addition a string quartet was while people arrived and then after the ceremony and we completely agree with them. With a mixture of classical songs and modern covers it really was a great fit for our special day. The additional songs we requested were also perfectly executed and we will remember them whenever we think back to the day. We both highly recommend the Rylands String Quartet to make a wedding that bit more memorable.

- Andrew & Lizzie

I would just like to again pass on our appreciation for playing at our wedding. It was an unbelievable day which was topped off by your amazing & beautiful performance. We were blown away when we first heard you guys and the same can be said of the reaction from our guests. I can't wait to hear it back! If you want to add that WOW!! factor to your special day Rylands String Quartet are a must.

- Phil and Sarah

I would just like to say a huge thank you, for making our wedding day so special. Julia Bayman had always dreamed of having a string quartet at her wedding and you made that dream a reality. Having you there to play the entrance and exit music added the magic we were looking for at the already fabulous Rivington Hall Barn. Before and after the ceremony, you kept our guests wonderfully entertained.

- Danny and Julia

Chat to us directly!

If you have questions about how our live music service works click here to visit our FAQ page where we answer some of the most common questions we get asked. Alternatively, to find out more about how we can enhance your wedding or event or the services we are able to supply for session work, get in touch now!

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