Appassionata String Quartet has recently been featured in the Irish Times article - "My Big Fat Civil Partnership"

"The couple has engaged the string quartet Appassionata, to arrange a song for the couple - but it won't all be tasteful Bach, Vivaldi or Handel. Farrell says that she has asked for Abba’s I do, I do, I do to be part of the proceedings." - Irish Times. 9.3.2011.

"I just want to thank all of appassionata string quartet for doing such a fabulous job at our wedding ceremony in Kilkenny in June 2011. From the early stages of planning our wedding Aine was such a pleasure to deal with and was so helpful with everything.

The music on the day was perfect and everyone was commenting about how nice the music was. If you are thinking of having a string quartet, I would not hesitate at all about booking them, they were just brilliant!

Thank you so much Appassionata!

Karla and John

I've been meaning to send you an email since our wedding on August 7th to say thank you so much to you and your colleagues for putting on what can be only described as an amazing performance at our wedding in University Church, Stephen's Green. Still to this day guests rave about how fantastic you guys were and one of the ultimate highlights of the day was absolutely your rendition of One Day Like This at the end. The amount of people who came up to me at the reception gushing as to how amazing it was to have that song as part of our wedding was lovely!

Our photographer also used this song on our photo DVD so needless to say everytime I hear it - be it on the DVD or simply on the radio - I am literally transported back to August 7th!

If you ever need a testimonial or reference point please don't hesitate to let me know!

Thanks again for everything!!

Jessica and Rory

We just wanted to say a HUGE THANK YOU to you and the other members of Appassionata for your beautiful performance. It was perfect. Many of our guests commented on how beautiful the music was. Aine was so professional all the way through the booking process. As it was a Christmas wedding we had some unusual song requests but this was no problem. Aine even sent a lovely text message a few days before the wedding. All of these little touches really put our minds at ease and we could not have been happier with the service. We are so glad we chose Appassionata to play at our wedding. Thanks again.

Tara and Jonathan McDonnell

Thanks so much for your beautiful music both in the church (Presbyterian, Clontarf) and hotel (Royal Marine, Dun Laoghaire), it added so much to our big day. It was superb! Our guests loved it too! Thanks also for learning a new version of "The Lord is My Shepherd" and for accompanying my brother on guitar. You were very friendly and professional to deal with and we would recommend you to anyone who asks our advice.

Miriam and Andrew

I am just getting back to some sort of normality after our Wedding/Honeymoon and wanted to send a BIG thank you to Appassionata String Quartet for playing at our Wedding in Mount Argus Church on 1st December last. The church music was very important to us and we put alot of time and travel into looking at various musicians, however when we saw Appassionata for the first time they ticked every box for us. Everyone commented to us after on how beautiful the music was in the church and you truly made our day even more special. You were so lovely, helpful and proffessional to deal with and we will definltiy be recommending you in the future.

Gillian and Paul

Just a quick note to say a BIG THANK YOU to you and your team for the beautiful music you performed on the day of our wedding. It was so fantastic and everyone commented on it all, especially Damien Rice's song, which nearly had me in tears! You were absolutely brilliant and true professionals! We had the most amazing day of our lives (even though it poured rain), but that didn't dampen our spirits.. We would do it all again in a second! Many thanks again and I will highly recommend you to anyone who asks!

Lynne and Justin Connolly

Paul and I just wanted to let you and the other members of Appasionata know that we were extremely happy with the music at the wedding. You were fantastic! So many people commented that the music was beautiful and it really made it very special for us. It comes out great in the video too! We were also very happy with your professionalism and will recommend you to anyone we know who is getting married in Ireland!

Audrey Molloy and Paul Patterson

Thank you for playing at our wedding back in July of this year. We are just heading away on the honeymoon next week so it is bringing everything back into focus. We had a great day which was enhanced by your playing. Many of our guests commented on the music. Again many thanks.

Simon Barron

I would like to thank you and the rest of the quartet for the fantastic music you played at our wedding. It was just fab...... I have had numerous compliments from guests on how wonderful they thought you all were. The music was absolutely wonderful and I would well recommend you. Thanks again for helping to make the day so magical.

Jayne Twomlow

Thank you so much for the music - we really loved it. Everyone commented on it and said it was fab, again many thanks

Susan O Connor

I never got to speak to you on the day of my wedding. Thank you so much you were fantastic it made the service. It was so beautiful everyone was raving about you. Thanks again.

Sheree Comerford

Just wanted to thank you for playing at our wedding ceremony last Friday. The music was absolutely beautiful and everyone commented on how it made the ceremony that extra bit special. I never got to personally speak with you and thank you on the day.... was a little caught up in the events! But thank you again for a beautiful ceremony. I have and will highly recommend you for future weddings / events!! Best Regards to you and your Appassionata colleagues,

Beverley and Brian

We were delighted with the music you and your group played. Thanks so much.

Suzanne Clarke and Thomas O'Brein

I just wanted to send you a note to thanks for all your fantastic music at our wedding on Thursday. It was beautiful and all of my guests were very impressed. You all played so well and I was so sorry I didnt get to come up to you and thank you all personally but, the photographer took over his role and I was unable to chat. My only suffice is that I gave you all a little thankyou wave in the church!! I hope you were received in Kinnitty with the respect you deserved and that you were well looked after. I will not hesitate to recommend you to anybody I know.

Rowena Baxter

Dave and I would like to thank you and the members of Appassionata once again for providing such lovely music for Rebecca and Mark's wedding ceremony at St. David's church and during the drinks/reception which followed at Killashee. The eloquence of each piece performed so brilliantly throughout the ceremony, provided the perfect tone for the day's events and pleased not only us but our guests who were very complimentary regarding your performance. We also want to thank you for your last minute flexibility regarding the additional music requested by Rev. Ronn during the scripture readings.

David and Dorothy Graham

  • Appassionata Wedding

  • civil ceremony

  • I do, I do, I do: Shelley Farrell and Rachel Armstrong who
    are planning their civil partnership ceremony.
    Photograph: Alan Betson