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Mary Huby

Mary studied at The Guildhall in London and began her career as a violinist with the BBC Concert Orchestra. Since moving to Yorkshire she has been with The Orchestra of Opera North before branching out to broaden her career to encompass chamber music and teaching.

Paul Udloff - 2nd Violin

Paul studied at the Guildhall School and Hull University. A former member of the Sadler’s Well Opera, Scottish National and Opera North Orchestras, he now freelances in the North of England as an orchestral and chamber musician.

Diana Hall - Viola

GRSM and ARMCM. Diana studied the viola with Fredrick Riddle. She is a former member of the Royal Ballet and Scottish National and Opera North Orchestras. She has also worked in Sweden for a number of years. She now works on a freelance basis. Tel: 01765 690046 | Email: | Mob: 07730 307930

Carol Yeadon

Carol studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London and since moving to Yorkshire has performed as a freelance cellist with all the major orchestras throughout the region including the Halle, Northern Sinfonia and The Orchestra of Opera North. She has considerable experience both as a chamber musician and teacher. Tel: 01423 734361 | Mob: 07703 196698 | Email:

About Castle Quartet

The Castle String Quartet will bring an added breath of fresh air and class to your special occasion. We are all professional musicians with a wealth of experience in both orchestral and chamber music. Our ensemble formed over 10 years ago and has performed regularly at Ripley Castle near Harrogate and at many other venues throughout the region. We perform a wide range of styles which can be tailored to suit your special occasion.

For ceremonies our music includes such works as:

- Queen of Sheba
- Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
- Sheep May Safely Graze
- Air On A G String
- Pachelbel Canon

For the drinks reception pieces from the following selection might be more in keeping:

- Movements from Haydn
- Mozart
- Beethoven
- Borodin and Dvorak Quartets
- Barcarolle, Tales of Hoffman
- Prelude from Carmen
- Funiculi Funicula
- Flower Duet from Lakme
- Selection from The Water Music
- O Sole Mio, My Funny Valentine
- Making Whoopee, Leaning On A Lamp Post
- A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square
- Anything Goes
- Beatles arrangements etc
- From Bach to Debussy, Gershwin to Joplin, Classical to Pop - whatever your occasion we have music to cater for every taste.

This is just a sample of our repertoire. For more specific information as to the Quartet’s repertoire as well as specific item requests please do not hesitate to contact us.

Booking Costs

£400 for 2.5 hours
£460 for 3 hours
Beyond 3 hours at 1/2 hourly rate of £60.

Please contact us for further information.

Sound Clips

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Makin’ Whoopee
Claire de Lune
Chopin Waltz
Boccherini Minuet
Chanson de Matin
When I’m 64
O Mia Babbino Caro
Mamma Mia
Pachelbel Canon
Vivaldi Spring

What our clients say?

We will go the extra mile to make your special day unforgettable. We can play at any sort of occasion: we have performed at business dinners, receptions and other special occasions as well as weddings, which are our speciality. We primarily play at Ripley Castle but also at Hazlewood Castle, Carlton Towers, The Parsonage Hotel - Estrick, Pannel Golf Club, The Victoria Theatre, Halifax for a University Ceremony. We are flexible and keen to meet your needs, whatever they may be. Weddings are our speciality and here is some of the feedback we have received:

“Just a note to thank you and your colleagues - The Castle String Quartet - for the wonderful music you treated us all to on Saturday at my daughter’s wedding. You really helped make the day very special”

“Thank you so much for helping making our big day so special - the music was lovely”

“Thank you so much for everything you have done for making L and B’s special day even more special. Many people commented on your expertise

“We are very impressed with the quality of your performance and many of our guests have commented on how “classy” it was to have such a good string quartet to play the music. Your playing added a touch of loveliness to the ceremony”

“…a huge thank you to you and your wonderful quartet for playing so beautifully at our wedding service and reception. Your performance was perfect and I loved what you played - honestly it was perfect! I will definitely be recommending you!”

“I just wanted to thank you for the superb playing on Saturday at Alexandra and Matthews wedding. Just wonderful! You gave pleasure to so many of the music lovers with both the choice of the music and its “skilful execution”. Many, many thanks”

“Just a quick note to say an enormous thank you to the Castle Quartet! The music at our reception at Ripley Castle was exceptional, and really impressed our guests and certainly John and myself. We would not hesitate to recommend you for other events, as you certainly brought the atmosphere to life within the amazing castle surroundings”

Please contact us for any further information and/or to make a booking:

Paul Mountain:

Tel: 01423 734361
Mobile: 07712 764864

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