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Astral String Quartet

Reviews (36) 5/5
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Established in 2001 the Astral String Quartet are available to play during your wedding ceremony or your drinks reception. We are a group of four string players with a vast musical repertoire from Baroque to Modern, but we also enjoy playing with other instrumentalists and/or vocalists. We can also be booked as a quartet with the option of music arranged for String Trio, with one of us as a solo vocalist.

Basically we can meet your every musical need!

Please read some of the testimonials from our website.


36 reviews
Quality of service5.0/5
Nuala & Andrew
Added 9th Sep 2022
Wedding 27th Aug 2022
Astral Strings were one of the highlights of our ceremony. We took the option of strings together with a vocalist so that we could have a combination of instrumental pieces and singing - which worked beautifully. Eileen was very helpful in the preparation of the music selection, fully flexible but equally offering some guidance and tips for what would be suitable at different points of the ceremony which really helped us to balance the ceremony while also reflecting the atmosphere we wanted to create. All our guest complimented the music. We were very happy to have selected Astral Strings - Thank you!!
Daniel Power
Added 31st Aug 2022
Wedding 26th Aug 2022
Well, where to start... From the first enquiry email, Eileen and the ladies were so professional and responsive. Eileen called me once we had booked them and went through everything with us. From modern to classical, there wasn't one song on our list that was an issue. On the wedding day, the ladies arrived at our venue and seamlessly set up and began playing for our guests. The music was MAGICAL ?? I don't know if one normally applauds the ceremony music but it was so beautiful that we felt compelled to.... at one stage I almost forgot that I was being married and felt like I was at the most beautiful strings concerto... or in an episode of Bridgerton! Everyone at our wedding commented on how beautiful the ceremony and drinks reception music was. I was lucky enough that some of my guests created videos and captures some snippets of the beautiful music. I will cherish those videos ???? If you're contemplating having a string quartet for your special day, Astral Strings will not disappoint! Thanks so much again Eileen and team, you made our day so magical ????
Catriona Moran
Added 24th Oct 2019
Wedding 12th Oct 2019
Honestly the best decision we made for our wedding! We had so many compliments on the music, it was just perfect. Eileen and the group were so responsive, and learned a couple of pieces of music we had our heart set on. We are only sorry we didn't get to hear more of the reception music!! Highly highly recommend Astral Strings
Kelley & Barry
Added 7th May 2018
Wedding 21st Apr 2018
Astral Strings were incredible on the day of our wedding. The music was beautiful and was everything we could have hoped for
Added 10th Oct 2017
Wedding 16th Sep 2017
Eileen and the rest of Astra String Quartet were an absolute pleasure to deal with from start to finish. They were very communicative; very organised and clear; their music was beautiful; they even managed to cope with our priest going a bit rogue with the order of service. All in all, we were very impressed and so glad to have them as part of our special day!
Creating a Wonderful Atmosphere
Added 22nd Oct 2017
Wedding 18th Aug 2017
Astral String were friendly and easy to deal with in the build up to our wedding. They made everything stress free and straightforward, and nothing was too much. Our ceremony was small and intimate and the music created the perfect atmosphere. We felt that the music was a great investment as it gave an air of sophistication and warmth before and during the ceremony. Thank you Astral String for adding to our perfect day.
Jill & Michael
Added 10th Jan 2017
Wedding 31st Dec 2016
Astral String Quartet were a pleasure to deal with in the run up to our wedding. The liaised directly with our soprano and they made choosing our music so easy and stress free. Their musical talent is spectacular. We could not recommend them highly enough.
Ciara Tobin
Added 5th Jan 2017
Wedding 25th Nov 2016
What can I say about Astral Strings, other than the ladies were absolutely amazing. The music on the day in the church as just stunning and the vocals were amazing! Eileen was very helpful suggesting different sings and music pieces. All the guests commented on the music and mentioned that it created such a beautiful atmosphere in the church. If you are thinking about booking this group...GO FOR IT!!!! Thank you so so much! Ciara and Justin :)
Declan Gavin
Added 2nd Nov 2017
Wedding 26th Aug 2016
We wanted a quartet which would play string versions of our favourite contemporary songs. Astral Strings were a pleasure to deal with. They helped us to tailor a great programme of music. They were a pleasure to deal with. Most importantly, the performance was excellent, and perfectly set the tone for our big day.
Edel and Chris
Added 13th Dec 2016
Wedding 20th Aug 2016
These ladies were so easy to deal with and played beautifully on the day while also agreeing to help my friend out who was singing. I would recommend these ladies to everyone
elaine merton alwright
Added 13th Feb 2015
Wedding 4th Oct 2014
ii would just like u to thank you for playing at my civil ceremony in october last year.i just recievedmy ceremony dvd and nowherewhat anexcellant job u done with my chosen songs as the day was emotional ancouldnt quite remember how good u sounded.u were a most welcome addition to our day.i highly recommand you for anyone wedding or ceremony thank you so much for helping make our day special
Wedding 12th Sep 2014
"I wanted to drop you a line to say how truly grateful both myself and Rob are that you and you're talented accomplices were involved in our big day. The music was pure perfection and stirred the souls of all who joined us to witness our marriage. It served to set the a beautiful tone for the entire ceremony from that emotional moment I set foot in the church alongside my dad, to leaving it as a wife. We were flooded with compliments throughout the day as a result, and I was so pleased to hear that so many of our guests let it be known personally to you, and indeed the choir in The Church of the Assumption in Castledermot, that they were so moved by what they heard. I don't know what else to say except thank you for everything. Engaging with individuals with such levels of professionalism in the run up to our wedding was an absolute pleasure and having confidence in the fact that all was in hand with the music was a huge relief, most particularly when you were playing alongside our very nervous local choir for the first time. We were thrilled with everything and I have already recommended Astral to all of my friends who are getting set to tie the knot with great confidence."
Kind Regards, Leanne & Mark
Added 11th Jul 2014
Hi Eileen, Hope you're well! Sorry i'm only getting to contact you now to say Thank you all so much for our beautiful ceremony music on our wedding day, It was simply perfect! Everyone was raving about the music in the church & how they really enjoyed it.Ye were a big hit!! We're really looking forward to the wedding video to hear it all over again. Thank you again & sorry i did not get to meet you on the day.
Added 19th Mar 2014
We booked Astral for our ceremony music and there were just amazing. They added such class and elegance to our ceremony. Eileen was so helpful in picking the right music and was always just a phone call away.All our guests commented on what great musicians they were. It was just beautiful - thank you.
Emily Farrell BL
Added 4th Oct 2013
Eileen, thank you and the rest of Astral Strings for helping our wedding to be wonderful. We all really enjoyed the music, and many friends commented on how lovely you were. Connie Gardner was really a beautiful singer. The strangest thing was that I expected to cry when you played, but a very strong feeling of calmness came over me each time you played. It really added so much to the wedding. thank you so much, Daniel sends his thanks too.
Trudy & Mark
Added 27th Jun 2013
Hi Eileen, I just wanted to say thank you for the ceremony music you provided on the above date, i only got to meet you very quickly at the end of the mass and don't know if i even said much! I loved the music, it was exactly what i had in mind and lots of people have commented on how lovely it was. I wouldn't have any hesitation in recommending you to another couple. thanks again,
Niamh x
Added 22nd Apr 2013
Hi Eileen I didnt even get to meet you the day off our wedding on the 5th April. Ye were amazing thanx so much for having everything perfect. Cant wait to get dvd to watch it all back. Chasing Cars was fab! alot of ppl were raving about ye. Thanks so much
Sorcha and Sean
Added 19th Apr 2013
Hi Eileen, Just a quick mail to say thank you so much for great music. You created great atmosphere. Thanks,
Added 7th Nov 2012
Hi Eileen, Just wanted to drop you a quick note to thank you for playing at our wedding on the 7th. Sorry I never got to talk to you or meet you in person! I think John got to talk with you before the ceremony. The music was just outstanding, it was absolutely perfect and exactly what we wanted. I've never heard so many people gush about wedding music before either, I believe you played Stairway to Heaven again after we had left, our guests didn't want to leave the church and wanted to stay to listen!! I really can't thank you enough, you've been a joy to deal with and were everything we had hoped for and more. Thank you again and huge thanks to the other musicians too.
Jillian Keegan
Added 6th Aug 2012
Hi Eileen, Dermot and I returned to work this week after a fantastic wedding day and honeymoon and I just wanted to drop you a quick note to say thank you again for helping to make our day so perfect. Your music was amazing and was exactly what I hoped for. Our guests have also mentioned you several times since saying how lovely the music was at both the church and the reception.
Added 2nd Jul 2012
Hi Eileen, Just a quick note to thank you and the other members of Astral for the beautiful music at our wedding on the 19th May. I was really really happy with it. I just wish I could have heard more! I'll be sure to recommend you! Thanks again!
Ray and Niamh
Added 1st Jun 2012
Hi Eileen As I presume happens at most weddings we never got a chance to say thanks at the church. We were delighted with your performance and several people commented on the music. Thanks again from both of us and we'd definitely recommend Astral!
Added 12th Jan 2012
Hi Eileen, Just wanted to say the music was AMAZING!!! I loved it and so many people said how wonderful it was. My new father in law was thrilled, he said it was the best wedding music he'd ever heard!! So thanks to you and your wonderful musicians
Added 12th Oct 2011
Dear Eileen, I did not have a chance to thank you and the other members of Astral. Everything was great and everything went exactly how we discussed. Thank you so much for taking part in our special day and making it even more special! :) Kind Regards, Naz.
Ciara & Cormac
Added 22nd Aug 2011
Eileen, I Wanted to send a note to thank you and the rest of the quartet members for the music on the 29th July. Seriously, we could not have picked better musicians than yourselves for our wedding. There was a real connection with the songs performed during the ceremony and we got so many positive comments about your music during the ceremony from our guests which made us feel great. Really appreciate your performance on the day and the length of time you played during the reception. It was a wonderful day and night and we thank you for making it so special! Sincerely, Best wishes,
Lia & Conor Reynolds.
Added 30th May 2011
I would just like to say a huge thank you to you and the ladies. You did an incredible job. EVERYBODY is talking about the church music. I can assure you that I will be going out of my way to recommend Astral! Thanks again
Added 14th Jan 2011
The astral string quartet played at my wedding on the 27th December 2010. It was a perfect day, the music was fabulous better than i Could have imagined! It was just the music I picked and it sounded beautiful in the church! I couldn't recommend them higher. I would get married again just to hire them again!
Paula & Brian Quilty
Added 19th Oct 2010
Hi Eileen, a belated thanks to "Astral String Quartet" for the wonderful music and singing you provided at our wedding on 11th September 2010. It was a pleasure to deal with you as everything was so easy and the music in both the church and venue (Grand Hotel Malahide) was fabulous. Please thank the other members of "Astral String Quartet" kindest regards
Mr & Mrs Doyle
Added 9th Apr 2010
Just a very short note to thank you and your musician's for such an amazing wedding service on April 9th - we loved every minute of it and really appreciated the advice and guidance in the run up to our wedding. The music was so lovely and everyone loved it - you really made the service - even Fr Kenny couldn't stop talking about how great ye were! Thank you for making our day exactly want we wanted.
Olivia & Adrian
Added 22nd Mar 2010
Just a note to thank you & your musicians for the fantastic music at our wedding on 13th March. I was just sorry I couldn't hear more of it!! From the minute I stood in the church porch it sounded fantastic- Like I say, I was sorry I wasn't there to hear the settling music but I know that everyone was really impressed and my mother in law was delighted to hear the Rose of Mooncoin (haven't had time to talk to the Cork crew yet but I'm sure The Banks was even more impressive!)!! I absolutely loved "If you love me" and particularly "Jersey Girl" but the photographer kept telling me to concentrate on him & not you guys!! Thanks so much for all the time and effort you put in, You were incredibly helpful from the minute I contacted you and made it all very easy. We didn't have a video but I wish that we had a recording of the music! Thanks again,
Eimear McGinn
Added 22nd Feb 2010
Astral kindly played my wedding 3 weeks ago, and I just wanted to say how happy I was with everything. I LOVED all the pieces and was very aware of the music during the ceremony. Many thanks for all your help in the selection and for even taking the booking on such short notice. I will be recommending you guys to the "hilt" for any of my friends getting married in the future. I cannot say enough good things so will stop here to avoid gushing :-) Kind regards,
Darren Burke
Added 22nd Jan 2010
I’d just like to say thanks again to you and the rest of the Astral String Quartet for playing at my wedding. Myself and Aileen thought that the music and singing was beautiful and we really appreciate the fact that you could help in making our wedding day a fantastic experience.
Gráinne and Cathal
Added 3rd Jan 2010
Astral Strings provided the music for our wedding and it set the most perfect tone for the ceremony. They were a pleasure to deal with when we were picking the pieces we would like and had no problem learning and performing a new piece that we requested which they had not done before. The music was a lovely mix of classical pieces, hymns and modern songs. It was fantastic to have the option of both instrumentals and a singer using only one group. All our our guests commented on how beautiful the music was and it helped make our ceremony one of the most perfect we have every been to (even if we are biased:-)). We would highly recommend Astral Strings too anyone looking for music for their wedding. Thank you Astral Strings!! Gráinne and Cathal. Best wishes for 2010,
Mark Smyth
Added 21st Oct 2008
We had Astral as our string quartet / trio with singer at our wedding in Kilcullen September. They played in the church and at the drinks reception aferwards. We cant speak highly enough about them and all of our guests commented on how much they contributed to the occasion. Thanks for all you did for us on the day. Mark & Laura
Added 15th Dec 2006
I couldn't have been happier with the music at my wedding. I was so worried leading up to it as I wanted the music to be perfect, but my friend told me about the Astral String Quartet and I couldn't have been happier. They were more than I could hope for and were so flexible and played everything I had dreamed of! I couldn't have wished for better.
Added 14th Dec 2006
I can't recommend Astral strongly enough. They played at my wedding a couple of weeks ago in Longford and really made the ceremony. Everyone there commented on how good they were. I had them play at the church and even my uncle our priest (who is very fussy) was impressed. They played later at the reception and set a wonderful tone for the day.
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