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Leinster String Quartet

Dublin
Reviews (14) 5/5
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LSQ is made up of violinist Deirdre Reddy, violinist Rachel Grimes, violist Niamh Roche and cellist Aoife Dennedy. We are a string quartet based in Dublin. We travel all over Ireland providing high quality music for weddings and many other events throughout the country.

Each of us hold a Masters Degree in music performance from leading Irish & U.K conservatories. Collectively we have recorded and performed with artists including Ed Sheeran, Michael Buble, Westlife, Kygo, Josh Groben, The Dubliners, Gavin James, Father John Misty, The Coronas, Nathan Carter and many more.

We pride ourselves in providing high quality music for every event that we do. We have played at countless ceremonies (Church, Civil, Humanist) and can offer our expertise in making the music special and personal to you.

In addition to the ceremony we can provide background music for the drinks reception and/or dinner. We offer discounted rates for combination bookings i.e. Ceremony + Drinks Reception, just ask for a specific quote when enquiring.

If a String Trio or Duo is more suitable for your day we have packages to suit this also.

We are an extremely versatile quartet with a broad range of eclectic repertoire. We have something to suit every taste. If you have a particular piece that is special to you, just ask and we will do or best to deliver!

Please visit our website www.leinsterstringquartet.com for more information. 

Reviews

5.0/5
14 reviews
Quality of service5.0/5
Value5.0/5
Responsiveness5.0/5
Flexibility5.0/5
Professionalism5.0/5
Laura
Added 2nd Sep 2022
Wedding 2nd Sep 2022
I don’t like to speak negatively but feel it’s very important to let people know the truth about the Leinster String Quartet. For a 1pm wedding they turned up with 2 minutes to spare and 3 members - so much for a quartet. The groom and chief bridesmaid had to call them as everyone was sure they were not turning up. It was evident they had not practiced the songs and the amount of mistakes being made was quite unbearable to listen to coming from someone who also plays music. Quality of music was shocking and I would not waste my money on such an unprofessional service, they were gone from the church immediately when the bride and groom got to the end of the aisle. Highly disappointing, don’t be fooled by a fancy website.
Response from Leinster String Quartet
Hi Laura, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review for us. I’m sorry you had such a negative experience as a wedding guest on the day that LSQ performed at your friends wedding. This review has really surprised us and as our first ever negative review we wanted to take it seriously and address all the points you made. —— There seems to be pieces of information that you may have not known before leaving your review. Firstly, the couple booked a String Trio for their ceremony, not a String Quartet. That is why three players were there, not four. A string trio is three players usually made up of two violins and one cello. —- The couple had not told us the wedding ceremony had been changed to another church. We arrived at the church we were told and set up. When we found out (luckily from a passer-by) that the correct church was in next town, we packed up and rushed to this church making it there at 12:55pm. This is why we arrived at this time. Had we known the correct church we would have been there much earlier as we always arrive 40 minutes before a ceremony.——- The bride was 30 mins late to the ceremony so we were relieved to be able to play all of our pre-ceremony music and get settled after what was a very panicked start for us. ——- For the bride and grooms exit we played the full recessional piece they had requested. There was no cutting things short or rushing out the door. All of the bridal party had exited the church by the time we had finished the piece which is about 2.5 minute long. ——-Your comments about our performance on the day is of course your opinion, however we have never had any complaints about our playing. The high quality of our playing is always remarked on and we pride ourselves on this. We are all masters graduates who have been working as professional and very successful musicians for 20 years, playing at weddings all the time. As you will see from our videos on social media and website, we do not play how you described. We feel that maybe these comments were made in frustration for what you thought was us being foolishly late for your friends wedding, which is not the case. —— Thanks again, LSQ
Aoife
Added 1st Apr 2022
Wedding 19th Mar 2022
I cannot recommend Deirdre and the girls highly enough. Very responsive to messages and helpful every step of the way. I had them at both my Church ceremony and while guests entered the ballroom for dinner and for some part of the meal. Everyone commented on how beautiful the music was, especially in the Church. My only regret is that I did not get to chat to them to thank them in person. I cannot recommend them highly enough.
Response from Leinster String Quartet
Thank you Aoife for your kind review of LSQ. We are delighted you and your guests were happy with our music on the day. Wishing you all the best. Deirdre, Rachel, Aoife & Niamh
Joan and Peter
Added 13th Jan 2022
Wedding 31st Dec 2021
Leinster string quartet were amazing, they really set the tone of the wedding. We had so many people compliment the music. They took on all our music ideas and played them so beautifully. Couldn’t recommend them enough.
Response from Leinster String Quartet
Thank you Joan & Peter. It’s lovely to hear that you and your guests enjoyed the music. We had fun playing all the cool pieces you requested! Wishing you the best in your future together. Deirdre, Rachel, Niamh & Aoife
Caragh
Added 7th Jan 2022
Wedding 17th Dec 2021
Myself and my sister both had the Leinster Quartet play at our weddings (December 2020 and December 2021) - they are brilliant. Many of the guests at both weddings commented and complimented how great they were. They have a huge variety of songs and hearing them play is a real treat. They also played my mass ceremony and were so helpful to deal with in the weeks coming up to the day. They were so easy to communicate with too and nothing was too much for them. I would highly recommend them as a wedding service provider. You won’t be disappointed!
Emma and Michael
Added 20th Jul 2021
Wedding 15th Jul 2021
Myself and my husband Michael had the Leinster String Quartet play for both our ceremony and drinks reception at Tankardstown House. They played beautifully and were even able to play my requested song of “life in technicolor” for me walking down the aisle… it was so magical! Very easy to deal with and very professional! Would recommend to anyone and everyone
Brona Gilboy
Added 6th Jan 2020
Wedding 31st Dec 2019
To all the wonderful members of the Leinster String Quartet, Philip and I cannot thank the four of you enough for making our ceremony and reception magical. When we selected the songs we weren’t sure how they would sound but wow, it exceeded all our expectations. You are four incredibly talented woman and thank you for setting the tone for our big day. Wishing you all a wonderful 2020
Edel and Caroline Brady
Added 10th Nov 2019
Wedding 12th Oct 2019
LSQ provided ceremony and reception music at our wedding last month. The opening bars to our chosen song 'Sweet Disposition' (that the group learnt to play on request), brought tears to our eyes it was so beautiful! We had so many people telling us how much they enjoyed the music, we can't thank Rachel and the group enough for playing the soundtrack for the day we'll remember forever. They were amazing to deal with, couldn't recommend Leinster String Quartet more!!!! Edel and Caroline Brady
Response from Leinster String Quartet
Thank you Edel and Caroline. It was a pleasure to play for your beautiful wedding. We were delighted to get such a cool request like ‘Sweet Disposition’. We loved it so much that we decided to record it :-) Many thanks for your kind words, Rachel, Deirdre, Niamh & Aoife
Alison and Padhraig
Added 25th Sep 2019
Wedding 21st Sep 2019
The leinster string quartet provided the music for our ceramony and drinks reception. From start to finish they were professional and easy to deal with. They played beautifully on the day and the feedback from guests and family has been incredible. Apart from our entrance song we gave the leinster string quartet artist license to play to the guests and they got the venue and atmosphere on point. Cant recommend them enough.
Response from Leinster String Quartet
Thank you Alison & Padhraig for your lovely review of LSQ. We had a great day playing for you and your guests! Wishing you all the best for the future, Deirdre, Rachel, Niamh & Aoife
Ciara
Added 13th Sep 2019
Wedding 24th Aug 2019
Leinster String Quartet provided the perfect music for our church ceremony & arrivals reception. Rachel was extremely friendly and professional. She responded to emails very quickly, offered a number of different options to suit our needs and provided helpful tips and advice along the way. We were quite late with our booking but dealing with Rachel was a dream and the music was beautiful. Thank you ladies! Would highly recommend.
Response from Leinster String Quartet
Thank you Ciara, we really appreciate your lovely review of LSQ. We are delighted you were so happy with our services. We really enjoyed the day! Best wishes, Rachel, Deirdre, Niamh & Aoife
Louise and Richard
Added 9th Sep 2019
Wedding 27th Jul 2019
Having the Leinster String Quartet was one of the highlights of our wedding day! They were an absolute pleasure to have at our wedding ceremony. They are extremely professional, really talented and couldn't have been more willing to make sure they could do all of the pieces we wanted for our day. The girls are gorgeous and look the part for the day and are reasonably priced too. Cannot recommend them highly enough if you are looking for a string quartet for your wedding ceremony/reception music on the day. They can do traditional and contemporary, we had a mix of both and they were amazing.
Response from Leinster String Quartet
Thank you Louise & Richard for your wonderful review of LSQ, we really appreciate it. It was a pleasure to play for your wedding ceremony. Thank you for having us! Aoife, Rachel, Niamh, Deirdre
Andrew Vance
Added 26th Sep 2019
Wedding 26th Jul 2019
Our wedding was relaxed and fabulous. The quartet and accompanying soprano are one of the hilights of an amazing day. They added a tone of elegance and fun to the proceedings. Don't miss out on this amazing group for your event. I cannot recommend them enough. They were perfect.
Roisin
Added 9th Sep 2019
Wedding 19th Jul 2019
I would highly recommend Leinster String Quartet. I priced a number of string quartets and they were by far the best value. They even learned three songs that werent on their repetoire list at my request. Don't consider anyone else. They are brilliant!
Jen Flanagan
Added 9th Oct 2019
Wedding 20th Apr 2019
I was delighted I chose LSQ for my wedding day, the music was stunning & they were so pleasant to deal with. Would absolutely recommend to anyone!
Dave & Dee
Added 26th Sep 2019
Wedding 16th Feb 2019
The Leinster String Quartet performed music during our wedding ceremony in Cavan this year. We really don't know how to thank them enough for the amazingly beautiful music they provided at our ceremony. They truly made the day and the ceremony so special and everybody at the wedding was absolutely blown away by their performance. I know that some of our guests were so impressed that they even thanked the group personally for the music following the ceremony. Their performance throughout the ceremony was a real highlight of the entire day. Leading up to the day, they really went above and beyond in terms of preparing the music for our big day. I’m a composer myself, and Rachel helped me with putting together an arrangement of one of my own compositions to be performed at the ceremony. The performance of the piece was absolutely stunning, even better than I ever could have imagined. Their approach to the whole day was incredibly professional. I really can’t speak highly enough of them in every aspect of preparation and performance. They are an immensely talented group, as well as being extremely accommodating. Thanks so much again for everything. We felt so lucky to have you perform at our wedding ceremony. Dave and Dee
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