Carlton Ensemble’s the String Quartet with a difference–a Flute !

classical or light-our blend is right

Quite simply-we create an easy-listening sound for classical & modern songs &  are here to play what you want-on your great day.

We’ve an unrivalled repertoire of classical & light music AND we colour co-ordinate with your wedding theme .

Tips for choosing your musicians

Take recommendations.

Don’t just go by price.

Cakes & flowers cost a fortune-& musicians are not objects but  real people well worth the extra .

Meet your  chosen group beforehand .

Hear then if possible beforehand.

Ensure they’re   interested in you as well as the work you’re offering.

Heed their advice but ensure they’ll do what YOU want  .

If you expecting over 95 guests & your chosen group doesn’t suggest mics, think again-NO string group can be heard over a large crowd.

Place musicians where they can be seen as well as heard–they’re  not a CD , they’re real people &  you’re paying for their services  !

Check out their attire for the day.

Make sure someone in the group has experience of weddings–it’s your biggest day so experience counts.
Musical Choices

Even if you want mainly modern songs , still add a few classical tunes for variety.

Even if you want mainly classical music, still add a few lighter tunes for variety.

Make sure your modern songs work OK on classical instruments–some tunes really don’t.

Popular wedding ceremony tunes arranged for strings–& in our case the flute as well !
1000 Years – Christina Perri, Marry You – Bruno Mars,One Day Like This – Elbow,Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol, I Giorni – Einaudi, The Greatest Day -Take That, Rule the World – Take That, Make You Feel My Love – Adele-written by Bob Dylan.
As well as classical favourites
Canon in D – Pachelbel, Wedding March – Wagner( Here comes the Bride), Wedding March – Mendelssohn, Air on a  String – Bach, Queen of Sheba – Handel, Hornpipe from Water Music – Handel, Marriage of Figaro – Mozart

Carlton Ensemble  call FAY anytime 0161 428 4765