We’re back

Two engagements last week, 2 next week – its been a real pleasure playing together again!

Happy New Year 2021


Hi all,

I hope you are all staying well in these tricky times.

We want to assure you we are here to talk to you about your booking so if you have a date that is coming around soon and you are unsure if you can go ahead let us know.

If you want to postpone your wedding this is not a problem.

If your wedding is in the next 6 weeks and the government still have measures in place that prevent you having the wedding you wanted, you can postpone or cancel. Get in touch, stay in touch and stay safe.

Hear us Live and New Repertoire for April 2020

Our next ‘HEAR US LIVE’ is booked for Sunday 26th April 2020

3-5pm at the Pitcher and Piano bar in Nottingham.

We are taking requests so  check out our huge list of repertoire at

New piece include some Lewis Capaldi, Jess Glynne, Ruelle and Calum Scott.

Entry is free but if you want a table, booking is advised.


Hear us Live September 22nd 2019

I’m sure you’ll have seen our event on social media and we look forward to seeing you at the Pitcher and Piano this Sunday between 3 and 5pm. Entry is free, you just need to buy drinks, sit back, relax and enjoy the music.

We have some great requests including Lovely Day, Someone like you, Shut up and Dance, Copacabana, Game of Thrones and Thriller. See you there #hearuslive

New repertoire and our next ‘Hear us Live’

So we’ve done some website updating with our new repertoire and fixed a date for our next Hear us Live event at the Pitcher and Piano in Nottingham. Come and join Highly Strung for a few hours of music in the stunningly beautiful restored church where you can have a bite to eat or a few cocktails whilst listening to specially requested pieces of music. 3-5pm on Sunday 22nd September.

New repertoire additions in the past few months;

Trio – Caccini’s Ave Maria, Abide with me (Bach), A Million Dreams from the Greatest Showman, XO (another Beyonce song!), Just the Way you Were (Bruno Mars – we get requested the quartet version… a lot!), Titanium (David Guetta) and Ho Hey by the Lumineers.

Quartet – … here goes;

You’ve got a friend in me from ‘Toy Story’ | Street Spirit (Radiohead) | XO – Beyonce | Moves like Jagger | This is What you came for | Perfect and I was made for loving you (both Ed Sheeran) | Shut up and Dance with me | A Million Dreams from the Greatest Showman) | In my Life (classic Beatles) | Africa – Toto | I Say a little Prayer

That’s all for now!

HEAR US LIVE – 29th April 5-6.30pm at the Pitcher and Piano Bar in Nottingham

Please do come down to the Pitcher and Piano bar to hear us play requests between 5pm and 6.30pm on Sunday 29th April 2018.

Its Beginning to Look a lot like Christmas

So, its mid November but we have already had our first Christmas engagement at John Lewis in Nottingham. We tried out some of our new arrangements including “Baby Its Cold Outside”, “The Man with the Bag”, “We need a little Christmas”, “I Saw Momma Kissing Santa Claus” and “Santa Claus is Coming to Town”.

Booking music for your Christmas event will get everyone into the festive mood so contact Sarah for availability in December.

Check out two videos of our Christmas repertoire on our Facebook or Instagram page.

Sheet Music for String Quartet and Trio

We have some sheet music that is available. Please email us for further information. These can be sent as PDFs.


Christmas (Quartet only)

I Saw Momma Kissing Santa Claus

We Need a Little Christmas

Man with the Bag

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Jingle Bell Rock

Fairytale of New York

Jingle Bells



And I love her -The Beatles

Ave Maria – Bach

Ave Maria – Caccini
Baby – Justin Bieber
Balcony Scene – Craig Armstrong

Beauty and the Beast theme – Menken

Book of Love – Peter Gabriel

Can’t Help Falling in Love
Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol

Christmas Concerto – Adagio & Allegro – Corelli
Con te Partiro – Sartori
Diamonds – Rihanna

Edelweiss – Rodgers

Empire State of the Mind – Alicia Keys
Evergreen – Will Young

Everybody Needs Somebody- Blues Brothers

Everywhere – Fleetwood Mac

Everything I Do – Bryan Adams

Feather Theme (from Forrest Gump) – Silvestri
Fields of Gold- Sting
Gabriels Oboe / Nella Fantasia – Morricone

Game of Thrones Theme – Ramin Djawadi

Girl with the Flaxen Haor – Debussy

Grow Old with me – Tom Odell
Halo – Beyonce

Happy – Pharrell Williams

Highway to Hell – AC/DC

How long will I love you – Ellie Goulding
I had a Farm in Africa – Barry

I Giorni – Einaudi

I’ll be there for you – The Rembrandts

I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
It must be love -Madness
Jesu Joy of Mans desiring – Bach

Kissing you – Desree
Lara’s Theme (Somewhere my Love)- Maurice Jarre

Laudete Dominum- Mozart

Let it Go – Lopez

Let me call you Sweetheart – Friedman

Linger – Cranberries
Love Changes Everything – Lloyd Webber
Love Story -Taylor Swift
Make you feel my love – Adele
Marry You – Bruno Mars

May it Be (from Lord of the Rings)

Nocturne No 2 – Chopin

Once Upon a Time in Africa (Morricone)
One Hand, One Heart – Bernstein
Only girl in the world – Rihanna
Ordinary People – John Legend
Panis Angelicus – Frank
Paradise – Coldplay
Rule the World -Take that

Run – Leona Lewis
Second Time Around – Cole Porter
Slipping through my fingers – Abba

Star of the County Down – Trad Irish

Start me up – Rolling Stones

Stay With Me – Sam Smith
Thank you for the Music – Abba

Tenerife Sea – Ed Sheeran

Theme from UP -Giaccino
The Phantom of the Opera –  Lloyd Webber

The Power of Love –  Gabrielle Aplin version

The Rose – Amanda McBroom

Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
Think of Me – Andrew Lloyd Webber

Top of the World

True Romance – from Pulp Fiction film

Wedding Procession from Sound of Music – Rodgers
We Found Love – Rihanna

We’ve Only Just Begun – the Carpenters
Whatever – Oasis

When you wish upon a star – Harline & Washington

Wherever you will go – Soraia version

Wings – Birdy
Wonderwall – Oasis

Young and Beautiful – Lana del Ray



All I ask of you – Lloyd Webber
And I Love her – Beatles
Baby – Justin Bieber
Beauty & The Beast – Menken

Can’t Help Falling in Love
Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol

Christmas Concerto – Adagio & Allegro – Corelli

Con te Partiro – Sartori

Edelweiss – Rodgers
Evergreen – Will Young

Everything I Do – Bryan Adams

Feather Theme (from Forrest Gump) – Silvestri
Fields of Gold -Sting
Gabriels Oboe/  Nella Fantasia – Morricone

Grow Old with me – Tom Odell

Halo – Beyoncé

Highway to Hell – ACDC

How Long WIll I love you – Mike Scott/Ellie Goulding

I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
Kissing you – Desree

Let me call you Sweetheart – Friedman
Love Story -Taylor Swift
Make you feel my love – Adele
Marry You – Bruno Mars
Nimrod – Elgar

Nocturne No 2 – Chopin

One Hand – One Heart – Bernstein
Only Girl in the World – Rihanna
Paradise – Coldplay
Pretty Woman – Orbison

Rule The World – Take That
Slipping through my fingers – Abba

Start Me up – Rolling Stones

Tenerife Sea – Ed Sheeran

The Rose – Amanda McBroom

Theme from ‘Up’ Movie – Giacchino

Think of Me – Lloyd Webber
This Years Love – David Gray

True Romance – from Pulp Fiction film

Wedding Procession from Sound of Music – Rodgers

We Found Love – Rihanna


New Highly Strung Trio repertoire

We are pleased to announce we now have the following songs available for our string trio;

Theme from Game of Thrones

Match of the Day The,e

Tenerife Sea – Ed Sheeran

You’re so Cool – Hans Zimmer (from Pulp Fiction)

Let me call you Sweetheart – Leo Friedman

Lara’s Theme / Somewhere my Love (from Dr Zhivago) – Jarre

A summer of weddings and many new pieces added to our repertoire.

Highly Strung String Quartet and Trio have a very busy summer ahead. Having already played at 33 weddings and events in the first 5 months of the year, we are now preparing for another 60 engagements up to the end of 2017. We have played at some new venues including Beechenhill Farm, Swallow’s Nest Barn and Hazel Gap which are all beautiful, yet uniquely different.

We have again, extended our repertoire to bring exciting, classic and current songs to our playlist. These include The One and Only, Thriller, Seven Nation Army, True Colours, Sex on Fire, Life on Mars, Dream a little Dream of Me and Best Day of My Life to name but a few.

We now have bookings as far ahead as April 2019 so don’t delay if you would like to book us for your wedding / event.