About Us

About Us

We pride ourselves on excellence and professionalism of our players and can guarantee to make your musical experience a memorable one.

Dahlia Music was formed by the MacLeod sisters, Heather and Kirsty, and spans across London and Manchester. We provide quality music for all occasions with our customer-chosen repertoire and instrumentation. We can provide a String Quartet, String Trio, String Duo or Solo Violinist to complement your special event.

We have a large pool of players and like to see ourselves as one large family! All of our players are graduates from music conservatoires across the UK and have played with orchestras such as BBC Philharmonic, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Northern Chamber Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Opera North, English National Ballet, Manchester Camerata, Royal Scottish National Orchestra and the Scottish Ballet. They have also worked alongside artists such as Evanescence, Echo and the Bunnymen, Gary Numan, Twin Atlantic and Gungor.

We are passionate about tailoring live music for all your special occasions so have a browse through our website and feel free to get in touch via our contact page!

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We can present ourselves in all black; women in long black dresses and men in dinner jackets. Or if you would prefer we can add a touch of colour to your event by dressing ourselves in smart colourful outfits; women in colourful dresses and men in coloured shirt/black trousers.

All we ask is that you provide us with four armless chairs and soft drinks/tea and coffee as refreshment. If we are required to play longer than three hours we may ask that you provide us with some hot food depending on the time of day.

Yes we ask that you allow us a fifteen minute break every 90 minutes.

Yes we are able to play outside weather dependent. We are unable to play in direct sunlight, windy or rainy conditions and we ask that the temperature is above 17 degrees (MU regulations). If it is over 17 degrees and sunny we will require some shade- this is because our instruments can’t handle the heat!

We try to keep our work based within 2.5 hours travel-time of each of our bases in Manchester and London but special arrangements can be made if need be. If you are having an event out-with the UK or again, somewhere further afield within the UK, we are able to travel but extra charges will apply. Contact us for a quote and to check our availability.

Our prices are dependent on whether you want a string duo, trio or quartet. Extra charges may incur depending on travel and if accommodation is required. Please contact us directly for an accurate quote.

The smaller groups such as the duo or trio are ideal for smaller venues and budgets but we recommend the quartet as there is a much larger repertoire of music available!

Yes that is possible if we are able to speak to the musician beforehand to make the arrangements required.

Any questions not answered in the FAQ's? Ask via our contact page