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OBrien Strings

String Quartet from New Haven, CT - Will travel up to 70 miles
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Kate O'Brien, VIOLIN, leader and music arranger for OBrien Strings, provides delightful acoustic music at all types of ceremonies, parties and private events.
SOLO and STROLLING VIOLIN or her ENSEMBLES - VIOLIN and GUITAR, VIOLIN and CELLO, STRING TRIO (Violin, Viola, Cello), STRING QUARTET (2 violins, viola, cello) - are perfect for weddings and all kinds of private and public events. She personalizes her enormous music list for you with elegant classical standards, pop tunes, romantic songs, rock 'n roll, ethnic music (Irish, Italian, Jewish etc.) jazz, Broadway, folk music and more, and plays with joyful enthusiasm at every performance, indoors or outdoors. Special music requests are welcome.

Kate can STROLL among your guests for cocktail hours or parties playing SOLO VIOLIN or WITH GUITAR. She can also play with her own keyboard player or your organist, and her ensembles can add flute, trumpet, rhythm section or accompany a vocalist. Gentle amplification available, discounts offered for longer engagements.

She performs throughout Connecticut, and parts of Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey and Rhode Island.
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A perfect, seamless and wonderful experience! Kate O'Brien Strings provided the lovely wedding ceremony and dinner party music. From our initial contact with her - she was professional and delightful. Made the entire experience for us so easy and enjoyable. As I walked down the aisle - the music was perfect. Her team provided everything we could have hoped for at our wedding and dinner party. She offered suggestions which made the process less stressful. Our guests totally enjoyed the music and offered many compliments on their performance and sound. Kate was a joy to work with. I would highly and confidently recommend them to all.

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Kate and the O’Brien Strings Trio were amazing during my wedding ceremony. As soon as I listened to the music samples on their website I knew they were perfect! They played a mix of classical and popular music while guests were waiting and were spot-on with their timing when it came to the procession. I was really blown away by how amazing they sounded. They allowed me to customize the music and create the ideal atmosphere for my big moment and it truly felt like a fairytale because of their beautiful music. I would highly recommend them for anyone looking for a string group for their wedding.

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We booked the guitar and violin duo for our wedding ceremony. They were incredibly accommodating - my husband is a huge car nut and for our wedding recessional, they came up with an arrangement to Chuck Berry's "Riding Along In My Automobile" for us which was amazing. One of my bridesmaids also sang at our ceremony and Kate was nice enough to meet with her prior to the ceremony to go over the song so they could accompany her. The duo was professional, punctual, and very low maintenance. They helped make our ceremony personal and memorable - I would highly recommend them!!!

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WEDDINGS
CLASSICS and STANDARDS
Pachelbel
Canon in D
Here Comes the Bride
traditional
Clarke
Trumpet Voluntary
Mendelssohn
Wedding March
Al Kol Ele
Jewish procession
Bach
Air on the G
Bach
Ave Maria
Bach
Brandenburg Concertos
Bach
Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring
String Quartet
Jazz Duo
Chamber Music Duo
Irish Duo
Swing Duo
Chamber Music Trio
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Please note OBrien Strings will also travel to Wallingford, Cheshire, Clinton, Madison, Westbrook, Marion, Milldale, Cutchogue, East Marion, Greenport, Guilford, Old Saybrook, Peconic, Southold, Ivoryton, Killingworth, Mattituck, Centerbrook, New Suffolk, Shelter Island Heights, Branford, Deep River, Essex, Laurel, Orient, Cobalt, Middle Haddam, New Britain, North Branford, Pequabuck.
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