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    Liz Johnston,


    091 528485,



About Us

Based in Galway city, String Serenade (formerly the Oriel String Quartet) offer quality string quartet music and string ensemble music for all occasions including church weddings, civil ceremonies, pre-drinks receptions, corporate functions and special celebrations

The musicians in String Serenade are all full time music professionals, combining working as music teachers with freelance work as performers and session musicians. 

Our aim is to provide the most professional package possible for you. Our repertoire includes popular classical favourites, show music, tangos, traditional Irish music and much more.  We provide friendly advice on how to plan the music for that special occasion and provide helpful hints on how to choose music for wedding day ceremonies.

We are adding to our repertoire all the time to provide as wide a range of music as possible and welcome requests for music not featured on our playlist which we will be happy to source and include in your special occasion where possible.

Here are some testimonials:

Hi Liz,
We just wanted to let you know how much we loved ye playing at our wedding.
It was a real treat for us to have ye there playing our favourite songs.
Tonight Tonight was amazing. 
We will highly recommend you to our friends for upcoming weddings
Thanks again Caroline and Pat December 2018

Hi Liz ,
We would like to thank you for playing so wonderfully at our wedding in
It was an absolute pleasure to listen to your music during our wedding
ceremony and reception, it really made it extra special and romantic for us.
Our guests are still commenting on how good you were and some engaged
friends have asked for your details since.
Even when we look back on the wedding video and we listen to you play during
our wedding ceremony we still get emotional.

Many thanks
Mr and Mrs Bechtold  September 2017


Dear Liz,

I hope you are well. I just wanted to drop you a message to say thank you and the rest of the quartet for your wonderful music at my wedding on the 30th June at The Franciscan Abbey in Galway. I thought I would be so nervous I would not even hear the music, but I really did and I loved it. We had so many lovely compliments about you guys also, and I thought Fr Diarmuid paid you a lovely tribute at the end of the mass. Also, a big huge thank you for all of your very useful help and advice about  the music choices. They all worked really well on the day. We had a really amazing day, thank you guys for playing a part in it.

 Lots of love,

Maura June 2017

Hi Liz

We just wanted to say thank you for providing the most beautiful musical backdrop to our ceremony and reception. You were exquisite and we could not recommend you more. You played all our choices and particularly those during our ceremony, they were the most beautiful renditions we have ever heard. We were lucky enough to have an amazing outdoor setting with perfect weather and your music lit everything. You were beyond any expectation.

Thank you,

Andrea & Paul August 2016

Hi Liz and String Serenade, We just wanted to say thank you so much for providing the beautiful music at our wedding on the 19th of August 2016. The music was so important to us both and you did a wonderful job. Thanks for helping to make our wedding day so special. Ciara and Pat.

Hi Liz and String Serenade, 

We want to say a huge thank you for your stunning performance on Friday.

Everyone was complimentary about the quartet and to hear our choices played so beautifully was quite something. Even friends watching from Spain on the live webcam said the Ave Maria had their hairs standing on end.

 Once again, thank you very very much and you can be sure we will be recommending you to everyone in the future! 

 Deirdre and Michael March 11th 2016

Hi Liz and all of String Serenade, 

I just want to say a huge thank you to you all for your amazing music at our wedding this weekend. It was so beautiful - simply perfect .  
Emer and Andy Sept 5th 2015

Hi Liz
Just wanted to say a big thank you for the fantastic music last Saturday at our wedding. Everyone was commenting on how great the music was. Your quartet and  Sile really complimented each other.
Thanks again
Margaret and Dermot

Hi Liz,

Thank you so much for all the effort you put into our wedding. The music was absolutely beautiful. Everyone was talking about how wonderful you were.

The mass really would not have been the same without all your talent and I am delighted with everything. Im sorry I did not get a chance to personally thank you


Marie and Trevor.

Hi Liz,

Just a quick email to say thank you and the quartet for playing so beautifully at our wedding.

It was such a wonderful contribution to the entire day, and Aoife really appreciated being able to do a run through with you beforehand. 

All the best,


Hi Liz,

Niall and I would like to say a huge thanks to the quartet for the wonderful performance at our wedding ceremony on Dec 7th. I could listen to you all day and thoroughly enjoyed your performance. It was just fabulous, thank you all so much.

So many of our guests complimented you on your wonderful music. 

All the very best for the future, 

Niall & Emma