About Us

The Ulster String Quartet is comprised of some of the leading musicians working in Northern Ireland.

Formed by Ulster Orchestra violinist Danny McCann-Williams in Belfast in 2010, the Ulster String Quartet has gone onto become one of the leading string quartets around and we have been mesmerising audiences and adding our special touch and expertise to weddings, special occasions and corporate events across Northern and Southern Ireland.

Using only the best freelance professional musicians, our reputation as one of the leading performing groups is long established - together with our excellent, friendly customer service.

We have collaborated with some of the leading recording artists, singer songwriters and music producers here in NI both and are equally at home both in the studio and performing live on stage.

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Putting a face to the name……. Danny McCann-Williams

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All our correspondence, from your first enquiry up to the day itself, is with Danny - whether via email, phone-call or social media, Danny is on hand to help answer questions and guide you through the creative process - ensuring you have your perfect soundtrack to your event.

Danny is also behind many of our string arrangements - both for live events and our collaborations and recordings. Using the latest Sibelius and Logic Pro software, Danny can recreate your favourite songs to be performed on your special day/event as well as provide the perfect strings for any recordings.

As well as writing string arrangements, Danny has also orchestrated music for prestigious performances including the London Welsh Festival of male Voices at the Royal Albert hall in London.

Reviews

Abigail & Edward
4th October 2022 - Titanic Hotel, Belfast

“The music was just lovely and really made our day!! All of our guests raved about it! Thank you so much again!"

Kathryn & Daniel
24th September 2022 - Titanic Hotel, Belfast

“You guys were GREAT! Thank you so much!”

Rachel & Luke
16th September 2022 - Drenagh Estate

“Thank you!! You were all AMAZING!! By the sounds of things, there wasn’t a dry eye with all your playing!”

Deirdre & Eoin
15th September 2022 - St Patrick’s Church, Ballyshannon

“Absolutely stunning music! Thank you Danny and your wonderful musicians for making our wedding music sound out of this world. We are so grateful - it was beautiful!”

Carol & Glen
9th September 2022 - Galgorm Resort

“Thank you so much for playing outstandingly on our wedding day!! It was amazing and we had so many guests commenting on how beautiful it was! Thank you so much for making our day perfect. Truly amazing all of you!!”

Sinéad & Jamie
27th August 2022 - Rockhill House Estate

“Thank you for making our day so special - it was the most magical music from beginning to end!”

Treasa & Ryan
20th August 2022 - City Hotel, Derry

“Thank you so much for coming - everyone loved your music!”

Laura & Brendan
19th August 2022 - Ballyliffin Lodge

“Fantastic People & musicians! Over the moon to have you be part of our special day - everyone loved hearing your beautiful music!!”

Melinda & Alexander
13th August 2022 - Cultra Manor

“Thank you so much for your perfect performance! You were a huge hit and everyone loved it!!”

Deirbhile & Phil
31st July 2022 - Castle Leslie Estate

“Thank you guys so much for making the best day ever even better! Super professional and incredibly talented musicians - cannot recommend enough. You guys are incredible!”

Kathryn & Joshua
30th July 2022 - The Carriage Rooms at Montalto

“Thank you! We loved every minute of it”

Jenny & Adam
23rd July 2022 - The Wool Tower, Broughshane

“Thank you so much! You guys were amazing and made our day so special!”

Jonathan & Fergal
22nd July 2022 - Galgorm Resort

“You guys were honestly amazing and just made the whole day! The music was our favourite part!!”

Maria & Johnny
15th July 2022 - Trim Castle Hotel, County Meath

“The music was just magical - you made the ceremony so special with your beautiful playing. All our guests were blown away by the music! Thank you so much!”

Lauren & Luke
14th July 2022 - Lough Erne Resort

“Thanks very much - it was a pleasure having you play at our wedding. All our guests loved you!!”

Nicola & Brendan
10th July 2022 - The Loft, Templepatrick

“Thank you so much - you were AMAZING!!”

Alison & Alexander
9th July 2022 - The Johnstown Estate, County Meath

“Thank you all so much - you were absolutely amazing! Everyone complimented you guys to us! Thank you for making our day so special!!”

Claire & Tadhg
8th July 2022 - Belfast City Hall

“Thanks so much! Everyone at the wedding was raving about the music!”

Lois & Steven
7th July 2022 - The Merchant Hotel

“Thank you guys so much for the most wonderful music! Everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves!!”

Karen & Jeff
4th July 2022 - Tullyveery House

“Thank you so much for playing at our ceremony and drinks reception - you were amazing and made our day even more special!”

Alana & Carter
26th June 2022 - Lough Erne Resort

“Thank you so much - the music was amazing!!!”

Clare & Joe
25th June 2022 - Lissanoure Castle

“Thank you so much - you made our day magical!”

Jolene & Joseph
18th June 2022 - St Eugene’s Church, Monnyneena

“Absolutely amazing music from the Ulster String Quartet - it was everything we wanted and more!! Thanks so much for being part of our special day!”

Zara & Tim
1st June 2022 - Dunluce Parish, Bushmills

“Thank you all so much! We loved the music and everyone said how great it was!”

Gemma & Justin
27th May 2002 - Florence Court Estate, Fermanagh

“It was a wonderful day and your music was perfect!”

Emma & Jason
1st May 2022 - The Loft, Templepatrick 

"Thank you for playing for us - so many of our guests commented and siad how fabulous you were. Thanks again for making our day so special!"

Eilish & Jamie
22nd April 2022  - Harvey's Point Hotel

Lucy & John
22nd April 2022 - Drenagh Estate

"Thank you very much! We had a brilliant day and the quartet really helped to make it, we were both getting comments on them all day. I don't think people realised at all how reasonably priced the quartet is!"

Beth & Stuart - Titanic Hotel
16th April 2022 - Titanic Hotel

"You guys were AMAZING!! We got so many compliments for the music! Thank you so much!!"

 

Stephanie and Tom 11th March 2022 - Clandeboye Lodge Hotel

"We received numerous compliments from our guests, commenting on how amazing you were. It was an absolute pleasure to have you play for us and we would highly recommend you to others. Thank you again for being a part of our special day!"

Katie & Philip
8th March 2022 - Leighinmohr House

"Thanks so much for playing, the music was beautiful and everyone commented on how fab it was!!"

Ally & Alan
September 2021 - Lissanoure Castle

“Thank you all so much! We loved having you play on Saturday and can we just say how very talented and professional you all are! An absolute dream to work with. Thank you all again!"

Nichola & Conall
July 2021 - Church of the Assumption, Magherafelt

“Thanks guys - Absolutely amazing at your job!!”

Emma & Eddie
July 2021 - Culloden Estate and Spa

“We’ve had nothing but compliments about how cracking you were. You really helped make our day so special, particularly arranging our favourite songs so perfectly. Thanks so much to you all!”

Colleen & Thomas
September 2021 - Clonabreany House

“Thank you! We all really enjoyed the Ulster String Quartet. Everyone commented on how beautiful the music was. Thank you again for everything.”

Alex & Allan
August 2021 - Ivory Pavilion

“Thank you for providing the music for our ceremony and drinks reception. It was beautiful. You guys have been so understanding and accommodating with us having to postpone twice but on Saturday we finally made it and it was perfect! Would highly recommend the Ulster String Quartet!”

Sarah & John
October 2021 - Clandeboye Lodge Hotel

“We recently had Ulster String Quartet play at our wedding and we can honestly say they were amazing! We have had so many compliments about them and how beautiful it was. From the moment we booked them up until our wedding, they have been an absolute dream to work with, especially having to postpone due to Covid. They are accommodating, friendly, approachable and true professionals at what they do. Thanks so much USQ for helping us make our day exactly what we wanted!”

Lucinda & Alistair
August 2021 - Cabra Castle

“Thank you so much for providing such beautiful music at both our ceremony and reception. We really appreciate how accommodating and supportive you were throughout all of our reorganisation and for creating the beautiful arrangement for our processional.”

Rachael & Graeme
October 2021 - Galgorm Resort

“Thank you very much - we loved every minute of the Ulster String Quartet playing!”

Tracy & Daniel
October 2021 - Old Rectory Killyman

“Thank you so much - you were fantastic!”

Louise & David
August 2021 - Slieve Donard Resort

“The music was perfect and we loved how you played our selected pieces. Both of us and our guests loved every moment you were playing. Thank you so much - you made our ceremony feel so special.”

Alex & Michael
June 2021 - Killeavy Castle

“Thank you for creating the most magical ambience and for such perfect performances. You exceeded our expectations and our guests raved about your music!”

Olivia & Hongjie
June 2021 - Slieve Donard Resort

“Thank you so much Ulster String Quartet!! The music was beautiful and added so much to our day! We were so glad you were able to be there. Thank you!”

Vicky & Paddy
May 2021 - St Aidans Chapel, Magilligan

“Thank you so much! You were AMAZING!! We couldn’t be any happier - and the arrangement you did was just perfect!!”

Megan & Colm
November 2021 - Rathmullan House

“We LOVE you!!!! Thank you for making our wedding so special!!”

Francesca & Stuart
30th December 2021 - Roe Park Estate, Limavady

"Absolutely Fabulous! Everyone loved your music - thank you so much for everything!"

 

Suzanne & Jason
19th November 2021 - Culloden Estate

"We just wanted to say a massive thank you to USQ for playing at our wedding. We had so many comments about how beautiful the music was. Hands down the best money we spent for our wedding!"

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