The Blackman String Quartet


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The Blackman String Quartet has performed all over Wales and the South West of England and as individuals have performed with many professional orchestras including the BBC National Orchestra Of Wales, The Orchestra of Welsh National Opera and The Welsh Chamber Orchestra.

The quartet offer a huge range of classical, opera, jazz, film, pop and rock repertoire to choose from, ensuring all musical tastes are accounted for. The quartet also have a small selection of hymns and celtic music for wedding ceremonies when required.

The quartet brought a lovely ambience to the event, and I must say I noticed the crowd swell during the performances! Chris, Corporate Party

As well as having performed for notable Welsh orchestras, the members have also performed with many well renowned musicians including Bryn Terfel, Aled Jones, Katherine Jenkins, Sir Harry Secombe, Julian Lloyd Webber, Hayley Westenra, Kiri Te Kanawa and Gail Pearson.

The Blackman String Quartet have had the honour of performing at many of the most impressive venues across the South West including Cardiff Castle, Miskin Manor, Caerphilly Castle, The Celtic Manor… and many more!

Performance info

Line-up 2 violins; viola; cello
Performance duration 1 - 3 hours

Booking options

Ceremony only
Deduct £65
To perform at both ceremony and drinks reception
Add £135
To perform at both drinks reception and wedding breakfast
Add £185
To perform at ceremony, drinks reception and wedding breakfast
Add £305

Wedding Favourites - Entrance of the Bride

Arrival of the Queen of Sheba – Handel
Canon in D – Pachelbel
Isn't She Lovely? – Stevie Wonder
La Rejouissance – Handel
Trumpet Tune (from Te Deum) – Charpentier
Trumpet Voluntary – Jeremiah Clarke
Wedding March – Wagner

Wedding Favourites - Signing of the Register

Air On The G String – Bach
Ave Maria – Schubert
Greensleeves – Traditional
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring – JS Bach
Largo – Vivaldi
Moon River – Mancini
Panis Angelicus – Franck
Salut d'Amour – Elgar
Winter (from the Four Seasons) – Vivaldi

Wedding favourites - Exit of the Bride and Groom

Arrival of the Queen of Sheba – Handel
La Rejouissance – Handel
Spring from the Four Seasons – Vivaldi
Trumpet Voluntary – Clarke
Wedding March – Mendelssohn

Classical - General

Adagio & Allegro (From Concerto Grosso Op .8)
Adiemus Variations
Autumn from the Four Seasons
Ave Verum
Basse Dance
Brandenburg Concerto No.3
Chanson De Matin
Chanson De Nuit
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)
Intermezzo (from Cavalleria Rusticana)
Mc Mozart's Eine Kleine Bricht Moonlicht Nicht Musik
Nessun Dorma
O Mio Babbino Caro
O Sole Mio
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
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
Pennies From Heaven
Por Una Cabeza Listen
Somebody Loves Me
Tango Del Maurice
They Can't Take That Away From Me
Tomo Y Obligio

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
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
Isn't She Lovely
La Bamba
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
One Fine Day
Right Here Waiting
Rule The World
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 Once More
You Raise Me Up
You’re Beautiful


Ash Grove
Danny Boy
David Of The White Rock
Foggy Dew
Irish Sherry
Irish Washer Women
Irish Medley
Men Of Harlech
Suo Gan


Dear Lord And Father Of Mankind
Guide Me O Thou Great Redeemer
Immortal, Invisible God Only Wise
Lord Of All Hopefulness
Love Divine, All Loves Excelling
O Praise Ye The Lord
Praise My Soul, The King Of Heaven

Book with confidence! After events, we ask our clients what they thought of our acts. We publish what they say here, so you can read genuine, unbiased feedback before booking.

“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.”

Event Planner, Wedding at Miskin Manor in Cardiff, July 2016

“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'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 in Bristol, June 2016

“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, Trust Dinner at The Millennium Stadium in South Wales, May 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 2016

“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 in Wales, January 2016

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