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
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

Popular Music

(Everything I Do) I Do It For You – Bryan Adams
A Million Love Songs – Take That
A Moment Like This – Leona Lewis
A Sky Full Of Stars – Coldplay
A Thousand Years (Twighlight) – Christina Perry
A Whiter Shade Of Pale – Procol Harum
Ain't No Mountain High Enough – Diana Ross
Alejandro – Lady Gaga
All Of Me – John Legend
All You Need Is Love – Beatles
Angels – Robbie Williams
Annie’s Song – J. Denver
Anything Goes – Cole Porter
Are You Gonna Be My Girl – Jet
Ash Grove – Traditional
Ashoken Farewell – J. Ungar
At Last (As Sung By Etta James) – Harry Warren & Mack Gordan
Baby Elephant Walk – Mancini
Bad Romance – Lady Gaga
Beautiful Day – U2
Beethoven's 5 Secrets – Piano Guys
Begin The Beguine – Cole Porter
Ben – Black & Scharf
Beyond The Sea – Charles Trent
Bitter Sweet Symphony – The Verve
Blame It On The Boogie – Jackson 5
Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen
Bond Theme – John Barry
Born To Run – Bruce Springsteen
Brave – Josh Groban
Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
Burn – Ellie Goulding
Can You Feel The Love Tonight – Elton John
Can’t Help Falling In Love – Weis, Peretti & Creatore
Can’t Stop The Feeling – Justin Timberlake
Can’t Take My Eyes Off You
Carry On My Wayward Son – Kansas
Cavatina – Stanley Myers
Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol
City Of Blinding Lights – U2
Close To Me – The Cure
Cock Linnet – Collins & Leigh
Come Fly With Me – Jimmy Van Heusen
Concerning Hobbits – Howard Shore
Congratulations – Traditional
Crazy For You – Madonna
Crazy Little Thing Called Love – Queen
Crocodile Rock – Elton John
Cry Me A River (As Sung By Michael Buble) – Arthur Hamilton
Dance Dance – Fall Out Boy
Dance With Me Tonight – Olly Murs
Dancing Queen – Abba
Danny Boy – Irish Traditional
David Of The White Rock – Traditional
Delilah – Tom Jones
Devil Among The Tailors – Irish Traditional
Don't Look Back In Anger – Oasis
Don't You Worry Child – Swedish House Mafia
Don’t Stop Believin’ – Steve Perry
Edelweiss – Rogers & Hammerstein
El Choclo – Villoldo
Eleanor Rigby – Beatles
Empire State Of Mind – Alicia Keys/ Jay Z
Everlasting Love – U2
Everlong – Foo Fighters
Fawlty Towers
Feeling Good – Bricusse & Newley
Fields Of Gold – Sting
Fight For This Love – Cheryl Cole
Fly Me To The Moon – Bart Howard
Flying Without Wings – Westlife
Foggy Dew – Irish Traditional
For The Love Of A Princess (Braveheart) – James Horner
Forest Gump Theme – Alan Silvestri
Friday I'm In Love – The Cure
From A Distance – Bette Midler
From This Moment On – Shania Twain
Gabriel’s Oboe (From The Film The Mission) – Ennio Morricone
Game Of Thrones Theme Tune – Ramin Djawadi
Get Back – Lennon & Mccartney
Get Lucky – Daft Punk
Get Me To The Church On Time – Frederick Lowe
Goldfinger – John Barry
Good Day Sunshine – Lennon & Mccartney
Greatest Day – Take That
Habanera – Halffter
Hallelujah (From The Film Shrek) – Leonard Cohen
Happy – Pharrell Williams
Have I Told You Lately – Van Morrison
Heaven – Adams, Vallance & Dj Sammy
Help – Beatles
Here, There & Everywhere – Lennon & Mccartney
Hernando’s Hideaway – Jerry Ross
Highlights From Harry Potter – John Williams
Hoppipolla (Theme From Planet Earth) – Sigur Ros
How Deep Is Your Love?/ Yesterday
How Long Will I Love You – Ellie Goulding
I Am The Doctor (From Dr Who) – Murray Gold
I Believe In A Thing Called Love – The Darkness
I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside – Glover
I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing – Aerosmith
I Get A Kick Out Of You – Cole Porter
I Giorni – Einaudi
I Got Rhythm – Gershwin
I Gotta Feeling – Black Eyed Peas
I Have A Dream – Abba
I Just Called To Say I Love You – Stevie Wonder
I Know Him So Well – Anderson, Rice & Ulvaeus
I See The Light (Tangled) – Mandy Moore
I Want To Hold Your Hand – Lennon/ Mccartney
I Want To Hold Your Hand – Lennon/ Mccartney
I Will Wait – Mumford & Sons
I'll Be There For You – The Rembrandts
I'm Kissing You – Des'ree & Tim Atack
I’m In The Mood For Love – D. Fields
I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
I’ve Got A Golden Ticket (Charlie And The Chocolate Factory) – Bricusse & Newley
In Dreams (Lord Of The Rings) – John Williams
Indiana Jones – John Williams
Irish Medley – Arr. A.M Blackman
Irish Sherry – Thorp
Irish Washer Woman – Irish Traditional
Is This The Way To Amarillo – Sedaka & Greenfield
Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder
It Must Be Love – Labi Siffre
Jai Ho (Slumdog Millionaire) – A R Rahman
James Bond Theme
Jurassic Park Theme – John Williams
Just Like Heaven – The Cure
Just The Way You Are – Bruno Mars
Karma Police – Radiohead
Kiss From A Rose – Seal
Kiss Me – Matt Slocom
La Bamba – Traditional Mexican
La Cumparsita
Lambada – Traditional Latin American
Lay All Your Love On Me – Abba
Let's Stay Together – Al Green
Let’s Do It – Cole Porter
Let’s Face The Music – Nat King Cole
Life In Technicolor – Coldplay
Life On Mars – David Bowie
Light My Fire – The Doors
Livin’ Lavida Loca – Child & Rosa
Love & Marriage – James Van Heusen
Love Is Here To Stay – Gershwin
Love Me Tender – G. Poultan
Love Of My Life – Freddie Mercury
Love Song For A Vampire – Annie Lennox
Love Story – Taylor Swift
Love Walked In – Gershwin
Lovely Day – Bill Withers
Lullaby – Josh Groban
Mac The Knife – Kurt Weill
Magic Moments – Burt Bacharach
Make My Dreams – Hall & Oats
Make You Feel My Lovebob Dylan/ Adele
Makin’ Whoopee – Donaldson
Mambo No.5 – Perez & Bega
Mamma Mia – Abba
Marry You – Bruno Mars
May It Be (Lord Of The Rings) – John Williams
Me And My Shadow – Jolson
Memory – Lloyd Webber
Men Of Harlech – Welsh Traditional
Mercy – Duffy
Michael Jackson Medley – Michael Jackson
Mission Impossible Theme – Lalo Schfrinki
Money Money Money – Abba
Moon River – Mancini
Moondance – Van Morrison
Moves Like Jagger – Maroon 5
Mr Brightside – The Killers
Mr Sandman – Pat Ballad
Mrs Robinson – Simon & Garfunkel
Music From Pride & Prejudice – Carl Davies
Music To Watch Girls By – Andy Williams
My Funny Valentine – Rodgers
My Heart Will Go On (Titanic) – James Horner
My Hero – Foo Fighters
My Love Is Like A Red, Red Rose – Traditional
Myfanwy – Traditional
New York New York – John Kander
No Surprises – Radiohead
Nobody Does It Better
Nothing Else Matters – Metallica
Once More – Bee Gees/ Carpenters
One Day Like This – Elbow
Other Side – Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Over The Rainbow – Harold Arlen
Over The Rainbow – Israel Kamakawiwo’ole Version
P.M’s Love Theme (Love Actually) – Craig Armstrong
Paradise – Coldplay
Patience – Take That
Pennies From Heaven – Arthur Johnson
Perfect Day – Lou Reed
Perhaps – Doris Day
Pirates Of The Caribbean Theme
Por Una Cabeza – Gardel
Portuguese Love Theme (Love Actually) – Craig Armstrong
Pretty Woman – Roy Orbison
Puppet On A String – Sandie Shaw
Pure Imagination (Charlie And The Chocolate Factory) – Bricusse & Newley
Ragtime Dance – Joplin
Raiders Of The Lost Ark – John Williams
Rather Be – Clean Bandit
Right Here Waiting – Richard Marx
Rise Like A Phoenix – Conchita Wurst
Roseleaf Rag – Joplin
Rule The World – Take That
Run – Snow Patrol/ Leona Lewis
S’wonderfull – Gershwin
Saint Anne’s Reel – Irish Traditional
Sex On Fire – Kings Of Leon
She (Notting Hill) – Kretzmer &Aznavour
She Loves You – Beatles
Shine – Take That
Show Me Heaven – Maria Mackee
Shut Up And Dance – Walk The Moon
Signed Sealed Delivered – Stevie Wonder
Skyfall – Adele
Smell Like Teen Spirit – Nirvana
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes – Jerome Kern
Some Enchanted Evening – Rogers
Somebody Loves Me – Gershwin
Somebody To Love – Freddie Mercury
Somewhere Only We Know – Keane/ As Sung By Lilly Allan
Somewhere Out There – James Horner
Son Of A Preacher Man – Dusty Springfield
Songbird – Christine Mcvie
Spiderman Theme – Michael Buble
Stairway To Heaven – Led Zeppelin
Stand By Me – Ben E King
Star Of County Down – Irish Traditional
Star Wars Theme – John Williams
Such Great Heights – The Postal Service
Suite From Titanic – Horner
Summertime – Gershwin
Sun And Moon (Miss Saigon) – Schonberg
Suo Gan – Welsh Traditional
Superman Theme – John Williams
Sway/ Cherry Pink – Pablo Beltrain
Sweet Child Of Mine – Guns N Roses
Tale As Old As Time – Alan Menken
Tango Del Maurice – Silvio Hein
That’s Amore – Harry Warren
The Folks Who Live On The Hill – Kern
The Greatest Love Of All – Michael Masser
The Gremlin Rag (Gremlins) – Jerry Goldsmith
The Imperial March (Darth Vader’s Theme) – John Williams
The Lambada
The Magnificent Seven – Elmer Bernstein
The Music Of The Night – Lloyd Webber (Phantom Of The Opera)
The Prayer – Josh Groben
The Rose (Sung By Bette Midler) – Amanda Mcbroom
The Universal – Blur
The Wind Beneath My Wings – Silbar & Henley
Theme From 'The Godfather' – Nino Rota
Theme From ‘Love Story’ – Francis Lai
Theme From Fame – Irene Cara
Theme From Schindler’s List – John Williams
These Days – Jackson Browne/ Nico –
They Can’t Take That Away From Me – Gershwin
Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
Thoroughly Modern Millie – James Van Heuse
Thriller – Michael Jackson
Titanium – David Guetta
Tomo Y Obligio – Gardel
Traditional Sea Shanty Medley
Turning Page – Sleeping At Last (From Twilight)
Unchained Melody (Ghost) – Alex Nort
Unconditionally – Katy Perry
Unforgettable – Nat King Cole
Up Where We Belong – Buffy Saint-Marie
Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars
Viva La Vida – Coldplay
Volare
Wake Me Up – Avicii
Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go – Wham
Walking On Sunshine – Katrina And The Waves
We Have All The Time In The World – Louis Armstrong
Welsh Medley – Arr. T. Evans
What A Wonderful World – George Weiss & Bob Thiele
Whatever – Oasis
When I Fall In Love – Victor Young
When I First Saw You – Jamie Foxx
With Or Without You – U2
Without You – Davis Guetta
Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton
Wonderwall – Oasis
Writing’s On The Wall – Sam Smith
Yellow – Coldplay
Yesterday – Mccartney
You Raise Me Up – Graham & Loveland
You’re Beautiful – James Blunt
Your Song – Elton John

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

Isn't She Lovely – Stevie Wonder

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 2019

“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 2019

“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 2019

“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 2018

“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 2018

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