Thackeray Music

 String Quartet or String Trio for weddings and corporate events in the North West.

We also offer CelloUna

  • North West based, we cover Cheshire, Lancashire, Manchester, Chester, Merseyside, Wirral, Derbyshire, Lake District, Kirkby Lonsdale, Yorkshire.
  • Ever-growing choice of music: Popular song (eg. One Day like this, Beatles, Thousand Years), Film (including Bridgerton music),  Tangos, Swing and Classics (Pachabel's Canon).  Listen to our String quartet, String Trio and Cello audio clips.
  • Reliable, personal service; working with you to play your choice of music and make your occasion special.
  • We can arrange a special song for your ceremony
  • Competitive prices - email for a quote


String Quartet

String Quartet

String Trio

String Trio

  • "We used Thackeray for out wedding at Manchester Art Gallery and they were fantastic. Their repertoire list was a really helpful guide and helped us create a wonderful playlist. They played really well and they add a really nice atmosphere. We had to Re schedule twice because of COVID and they were supportive and accommodating. Highly recommended!!"

  • ''I booked the Thackeray String Quartet to play at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park during the UKRI Closing the Gap Network closure event on Thursday, April 27th 2023; I am incredibly happy that I took the decision. From the very beginning up until the very end, the communication and cooperation between myself and Claire-the manager of the group- was absolutely stellar. Claire has been truly kind, responsive and unbelievably attentive; she even went the extra mile to make sure that the setlist included the songs that I had requested.
    As far as the live performance is concerned, there are no words really to describe the talent, passion, musicianship and magnificence of this exceptional quartet; simply, breathtaking! We have all been captivated and transported. Their performance was definitely the highlight of the day; everybody kept talking about it! Thank you for making our heart and soul transcend. 
    To all the people out there who are looking to add magic to their event, call the Thackeray String Quartet; you won't regret it.''- Theano Pavlidou, UKRI Closing the Gap Coordinator
  • Wow, how fantastic it was to have Thackeray String Quartet play for our wedding. Our guests are still talking about it ! We had a few specific songs we wanted for the ceremony and spoke with Claire to arrange those including a sing along with our guests which went down really well. We left the rest to them, it’s clear we were in safe hands, their playlist is vast and suits all tastes, they even took requests on the day. Thank you Claire and the team for making our day so special.

  • “Thackeray Music were a fantastic addition to our wedding. From learning two new songs to play our processional and recessional, to prompt arrival and perfect execution - they were perfect throughout. A great combination of modern and classic songs, they can play something for everyone. If you are looking for a String Quartet in the North West, look no further” 

  • We would highly recommend Thackeray Music. The string quartet played amazingly and created a lovely romantic atmosphere for our wedding.
    We got married at The Midland Hotel in Manchester and the next morning, a random guest approached me and asked if I was the bride from the wedding the day before, to which I replied yes, she continued to tell me how much they enjoyed the string quartet, they said the bar was full with people just sitting and enjoying the music. 
    Claire and her team were fantastic, very easy to book and I would most definitely book them again. Thank you for being part of our perfect day.
  • I just wanted to say a massive thank you to the trio for their performance. They were a real hit with the guests (especially the Star Wars songs!). 

  • I just wanted to say a massive thank you to yourself and the rest of the trio for the incredible music you provided for us yesterday.  All of our guests commented on how lovely the music was and it truly made our ceremony and drinks reception.
  • 'Claire and the band were all just perfect on our big day. It really added that something special on top to help make it a day to remember. Myself and the bride were blown away with the atmosphere they helped create and they were a big hit with the guests. I gave them very little direction on the type of stuff I wanted them to play! But everything they chose was better
    than what I would have picked anyway! Highly recommend.'

  • The quartet played beautifully at our wedding at the Manchester Art Gallery. They are a group of experienced musicians that sounded great on the day. We couldn’t recommend them enough. They were extremely professional and even learned a new song for us (which sounded amazing)! We couldn’t ask for a more perfect group of musicians for our wedding day.


  •  'Thank you so much for doing such a great job on Thursday! Everybody loved you and really did have a great time. It was really special !'