The Blackman String Quartet

  • from £560 in Wales Help
  • from £570 in South West
  • from £570 in West Midlands

South Wales/Cardiff based string quartet with a repertoire spanning many genres from classical, romantic and jazz through to musicals, film and pop. The quartet also offer an arrangement service for any music that is special to you.

Based in South Wales, the Blackman String Quartet has had much experience performing and entertaining all over Wales and the South West of England. The quartet comprises the talents of four professional musicians, all of whom have a wealth of performing experience. As individuals, members of the group have performed with many professional orchestras including the BBC National Orchestra Of Wales, The Orchestra of Welsh National Opera, The Welsh Chamber Orchestra, The Welsh Sinfonia, The West of England Philharmonic, Jeff Hooper Big Band and many more.

Members of the group have also performed with the likes of: Bryn Terfel, Katherine Jenkins, Shan Cothi, Aled Jones, Sir Harry Secombe, Wynne Evans, Kiri Te Kanawa, Quincy Jones, Julian Lloyd Webber, Hayley Westenra, Jason Howard, Della Jones, Donald Maxwell and Gail Pearson. The quartet has also performed for Royalty!

The Blackman string quartet have performed at many prestigious venues including Cardiff Castle, Miskin Manor, Llansantffraed Court Hotel, Caerphilly Castle, Cwrt Bleddyn Hotel, The Celtic Manor and many more.

Performance information

Line-up 2 violins; viola; cello
Performance duration 1 - 3 hours
Arrival & set-up Help 45 minutes before start
Requirements Help A well-lit space of 3 x 2 metres; 4 armless chairs

Booking options

Ceremony only Subtract £60
Reception or meal (up to 2 hours) As advertised
Ceremony & reception Add £40
Ceremony, reception & meal Add £220

What people say Help

  • The Blackman String Quartet were prompt, accommodating to our needs and very willing to support our theme for the evening which was James Bond. We had plenty of contact with the act to ensure everyone was happy and prepared which meant the evening went smoothly and the act were well received. Thank you very much for supporting our evening!

    Hannah, Gala dinner, Wales, January 2016
  • The quartet brought a lovely ambience to the event, and I must say I noticed the crowd swell during the performances. All in all, a success and I look forward to booking with you again in the near future.

    Chris, Corporate Party, April 2015
  • Just wanted to e-mail and say thanks sooo much for playing at our wedding the other week. Sorry not to have been in contact sooner but we have been away in Greece which was nice.

    I was really disapointed not to have talked to you all to say thanks on the day but you know how it is! I did ask Sarah to text and say thanks so hopefully she passed it on.

    I'm so glad we decided to go with you guys, it really made the ceremony. So many people have said how lovely it was and how it brought a tear to their eye! I remember hearing fields of gold when signing the register..it was soooo nice!

    Leigh, Wedding, Bristol, June 2014
  • I wanted to write you a short note to say thank you to both yourself and other members of the Blackman String Quartet for your performance at the trusts dinner at the Millennium Stadium earlier this month.

    The quartet played just the right selection of music, taking into account the cross section of people at the dinner. I had so many complimentary comments on your playing from people at the dinner including professional musicians and people new to the musical scene. Thank you also for including all the songs I sent you in my brief and for being so helpful and accommodating with this.

    Being a charity for the performing arts, It was important to us to create the right first musical impression, and upon entering the Millennium Stadium to the dulcet tones of the string quartet certainly hit the mark.

    Thank you once again for all your help and we will certainly be in touch for our next event.

    Wynn E., Trust Dinner, South Wales, May 2013
  • Sorry I am late in writing to you but I just wanted to thank you for your playing at Elizabeth and Kirk's wedding at Miskin Manor on 10 July. It was really excellent and I have received numerous positive comments from guests. It all contributed to a marvellous day.

    Wedding organiser, Wedding, Cardiff, July 2012

Repertoire Help

  • Wedding Favourites - Entrance of the Bride
  • * Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
  • * Canon in D
  • * Isn't She Lovely?
  • * La Rejouissance
  • * Trumpet Tune (from Te Deum)
  • * Trumpet Tune
  • * Trumpet Voluntary
  • * Trumpet Voluntary
  • * Trumpet Voluntary
  • * Wedding March
  • Wedding Favourites - Signing of the Register
  • * Air On The G String
  • * Ave Maria
  • * Greensleeves
  • * Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
  • * Largo
  • * Moon River
  • * Myfanwy
  • * Panis Angelicus
  • * Salut d'amour
  • * Winter (from the Four Seasons)
  • Wedding favourites - Exit of the Bride and Groom
  • * Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
  • * La Rejouissance
  • * Spring from the Four Seasons
  • * Trumpet Voluntary
  • * Trumpet Voluntary
  • * Trumpet Voluntary
  • * Wedding March
  • Classical - General
  • Adagio & Allegro (From Concerto Grosso Op .8)
  • Adiemus Variations
  • Autumn from the Four Seasons
  • Ave Verum
  • Barcarolle
  • Basse Dance
  • Brandenburg Concerto No.3
  • Chanson De Matin
  • Chanson De Nuit
  • Czardas
  • Divertimenti in Bb
  • Divertimenti in D
  • Divertimenti in F
  • Eine Kleine Nacht Musique
  • Flower Duet (from the Opera Lakme)
  • Funiculi Funicula
  • Halleluja Chorus
  • Hornpipe (from the Water Music)
  • Humoresque
  • Intermezzo (from Cavalleria Rusticana)
  • Mc Mozart's Eine Kleine Bricht Moonlicht Nicht Musik
  • Meditation
  • Morning
  • Nessun Dorma
  • Nimrod
  • O Mio Babbino Caro
  • O Sole Mio
  • Palladio
  • Pavane
  • Quartets 1 - 15
  • Salut D'Amour
  • Sheep May Safetly Graze
  • Spring from the Four Season
  • Two Rondeaux
  • Waltz from Swan Lake
  • Wedding Day At Troldhaugen
  • Light & Jazz
  • Anything Goes
  • Begin The Beguine
  • Beyond The Sea
  • Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You
  • Cock Linnet
  • Come Fly With Me
  • Congratulations
  • Feeling Good
  • Fly Me To The Moon
  • I Get A Kick Out Of You
  • I Got Rhythm
  • I'm In The Mood For Love
  • Let's Do It
  • Love Is Here To Stay
  • Love Walked In
  • Love & Marriage
  • Makin' Whopee Listen
  • Mac The Knife
  • Me And My Shadow
  • Mr Sandman Listen
  • Perhaps
  • Pennies From Heaven
  • Por Una Cabeza Listen
  • Somebody Loves Me
  • S'Wonderful
  • Tango Del Maurice
  • They Can't Take That Away From Me
  • Tomo Y Obligio
  • Unforgettable
  • Film & TV Shows
  • Ashoken Farewell Listen
  • Baby Elephant Walk
  • Bond Theme
  • Can You Feel The Love Tonight (From The Lion King)
  • Gabriel's Oboe (From The Film The Mission)
  • Get Me To The Church On Time
  • Halleluja (From Shrek)
  • Highlights From Harry Potter
  • I Know Him So Well (From Chess)
  • In Dreams (From Lord Of The Rings)
  • May It Be (From Lord Of The Rings)
  • Over The Rainbow
  • P.M's Love Theme (From Love Actually)
  • Portugese Love Theme (From Love Actually)
  • Raiders Of The Lost Ark
  • She (From Notting Hill)
  • Smoke Gets In Your Eyes(From Four Weddings And A Funeral)
  • Some Enchanted Evening
  • Somewhere Out There (From An American Tail)
  • Summertime (From Porgy And Bess)
  • Sun & Moon (From Miss Saigon)
  • Theme From Fame
  • Thoroughly Modern Millie
  • Unchained Melody (From The Film Ghost)
  • Popular Music
  • A Moment Like This
  • All You Need Is Love
  • Annie's Song
  • Bitter Sweet Symphony
  • Chasing Cars
  • Crazy Little Thing Called Love
  • Crocodile Rock
  • Downtown
  • Eleanor Rigby
  • (Everything I Do) I Do It For You
  • Fields Of Gold
  • Greatest Day
  • Halleluja (X Factor Winning Song)
  • Have I Told You Lately
  • Here, There And Everywhere
  • How Deep Is Your Love
  • I Have A Dream
  • I Just Called To Say I Love You
  • Amarillo
  • Isn't She Lovely
  • La Bamba
  • Lambada
  • Lay All Your Love On Me
  • Light My Fire
  • Livin' La Vida Loca
  • Love Me Tender
  • Love Of My Life
  • Love Story
  • Mambo No. 5
  • Mercy
  • One Fine Day
  • Patience
  • Right Here Waiting
  • Rule The World
  • Run
  • Shine
  • Show Me Heaven
  • That's Amore
  • The Prayer
  • The Rose
  • The Wind Beneath My Wings
  • Up Where We Belong
  • What A Wonderful World
  • With Or Without You
  • Yesterday
  • Yesterday Once More
  • You Raise Me Up
  • You’re Beautiful
  • Celtic
  • Ash Grove
  • Danny Boy
  • David Of The White Rock
  • Foggy Dew
  • Irish Sherry
  • Irish Washer Women
  • Irish Medley
  • Men Of Harlech
  • Myfanwy
  • Suo Gan
  • Hymns
  • Dear Lord And Father Of Mankind
  • Guide Me O Thou Great Redeemer
  • Immortal, Invisible God Only Wise
  • Jerusalem
  • Lord Of All Hopefulness
  • Love Divine, All Loves Excelling
  • O Praise Ye The Lord
  • Praise My Soul, The King Of Heaven

Bookings

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