Hey! My name is Clodagh and I am the founder of Chiqas Music. I’m originally from Ireland, and live in London, working as a professional violinist. While studying at one of the top UK music conservatoires, I nurtured my passion for playing not only classical music, but pop and modern music, while also meeting and playing with some of the most talented musicians I have ever met, that have now become my bestfriends. I got such a thrill from playing music that people don't expect being played on classical instruments, and seeing people's faces when they spot 'My Humps' on our setlist, then their disbelief when they hear it actually works!

When I discovered how unique the addition of the acoustic drum sounded with the quartet, I  knew I wanted to do this all the time. Playing top bangers in a supportive environment with my bestfriends allowed me to create Chiqas- just a group of gals who love playing banging music at a very high quality, in a supportive, positive and loving environment. Together we love playing banging beats and being part of your celebrations. 

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Hey! My name is Clodagh and I am the founder of Chiqas Music. I’m originally from Ireland, and live in London, working as a professional violinist. While studying at one of the top UK music conservatoires, I nurtured my passion for playing not only classical music, but pop and modern music, while also meeting and playing with some of the most talented musicians I have ever met, that have now become my bestfriends. I got such a thrill from playing music that people don't expect being played on classical instruments, and seeing people's faces when they spot 'My Humps' on our setlist, then their disbelief when they hear it actually works! 


When I discovered how unique the addition of the acoustic drum sounded with the quartet, I knew I wanted to do this all the time. Playing top bangers in a supportive environment with my bestfriends allowed me to create Chiqas- just a group of gals who love playing banging music at a very high quality, in a supportive, positive and loving environment. Together we love playing banging beats and being part of your celebrations. 

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105 (bring on 2021!)

NO. OF WEDDINGS PLAYED
AT SINCE 2017

MOST REQUESTED SONG

1000 Years christina perri (THIS MAKES ME CRY EVERYTIME)

FAVOURITE MEMORY OF THE MONTH

Playing at a perfume launch at somerset house- the icecream, fashion and sunshine were bliss!

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current favourite song

DANCE MONKEY-  TONES & I. WE DID A COVER OF THIS ON OUR INSTAGRAM CHANNEL AND EVERYONE LOVED IT! SUCH A TUNE!

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CEREMONY SETLIST OF THE MONTH

THIS MONTH'S THEME IS 'THE MULLET' (CLASSICAL AT START, POP AT THE END)
ENTRANCE: PACHELBEL'S CANON IN D
SIGNING OF THE REGISTER: FLOWER DUET // MORE THAN WORDS- EXTREME// IT'S ALL ABOUT YOU- MCFLY
EXIT: BEST DAY OF MY LIFE- AMERICAN AUTHORS

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CHIQAS PLAYER OF THE MONTH

SIOBHAN MCCAFFERTY



 VIOLINIST FROM IRELAND 
OBSESSED WITH KRISPIE KREMES
THE BIGGEST GIRL CRUSH ON BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER YOU WILL EVER SEE

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chiqas facts & Favs

Florals

community

our string quartet & drummer playing 'mr brightside'

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listen to some of our favourite tunes

String Quartet, drummer & singer playing 'Shallow' lady gaga

string trio playing 'beauty and the beast'

"Once you hear them play, you'll know there's no other choice!


Nothing is too much trouble for these highly talented, friendly and fun group."

Jeremy & Julie
June 2019

"I HAD THE CHIQAS TRIO PLAY AT MY WEDDING AND TO SAY I WAS DELIGHTED IS AN UNDERSTATEMENT.

Clodagh was a dream to work with- responsive, understanding, really cared about my day, and is genuinely the kindest person. All of the utmost importance when you are a nervous bride! 


jacelyn & felix
september 2019

"LIVE MUSIC WASN'T SOMETHING WE THOUGHT WE'D HAVE AT OUR WEDDING, BUT I INSTANTLY KNEW I WANTED THEM WHEN I HEARD THEM PLAY. 

The booking process was easy with great communication, and Clodagh was so patient with us. They were such a special part to our day."

angie & sanjay
June 2019

THESE GIRLS WERE ABSOLUTELY AMAZING. I WOULD HAVE ASSUMED MY WIFE'S FAVOURITE THING ON OUR WEDDING DAY WAS ME, BUT THE GIRLS STOLE THE SHOW! 


ALAN & CAROLINE
JULY 2019

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