Ivory Strings - Cello and Piano Duo

This Cello and Piano Duo for weddings are based in Nottinghamshire and can be hired as a duo or you can hire the solo cellist. The duo started playing together in 2011 and have been providing live music for weddings, parties and events since then.

In that time thy have played in some of the countries most beautiful wedding venues including Chatsworth house in Derbyshire, Woburn Abbey in Bedfordshire and Fountains abbey in North Yorkshire.

A solo cello offers the perfect accompaniment for an intimate, smaller wedding ceremony with the live piano offering a more personal touch than a pre-recorded backing track. With a wide choice repertoire including popular classics and hymns as well as some jazz and pop favourites they are able to offer the perfect accompaniment to your special day.?

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Ivory Strings - Cello and Piano Duo Repertoire


  • 'Adagio' from Concerto in C major - Haydn
  • 'Adagio' from Concerto in D major - Haydn
  • Air on the G string - Bach
  • 'Arioso' from Cantata 156 – Bach
  • Arrival of the Queen of Sheeba – Handel
  • Auf Flugen des Gesanges - Mendelssohn
  • Ave Maria – Bach/ Gounod
  • Ave Maria – Schubert
  • Bass dance - Warlock
  • 'Berceuse' from the Dolly suite – Faure
  • Bist du bei mir – Bach
  • Bridal chorus – Wagner
  • Canon – Pachelbel
  • Chanson de nuit – Elgar
  • Concerto grosso in D minor - Vivaldi
  • Allegro - Adagio - Finale
  • Czardas – Monti
  • Dance of the blessed spirits – Gluck
  • Danza Espanola - Grandos arr Johnstone
  • Due Tramonti - Einaudi
  • Eine Kleine nacht music – Mozart
  • Allegro – Romanza – Menuetto – Rondo
  • 'Ent'racte' from Carmen – Bizet
  • The Fireworks music (selections from) – Handel
  • La Paix – La Rejouissance
  • Flower duet – Delibes
  • Gavotte – Gossec
  • 'Gigue' from suite in D major – Bach
  • Grande Valse brillant – Chopin
  • 'Grand march' from Aide – Verdi
  • Gymnopedie No. 1 – Satie
  • 'Habenera' from Carmen – Bizet
  • Humoresque – Dvorak
  • 'If with all your hearts' from Elijah – Mendelssohn
  • Jesu, joy of man's desiring – Bach
  • 'La dona e mobile' from Rigoletto – Verdi
  • 'Largo' from Xerxes – Handel
  • Laudate Dominum – Mozart
  • Londonderry air – Trad Irish
  • 'Meditation' from Thais – Massenet
  • 'Minuet' from concerto grosso in B min – Boyce
  • 'Nimrod' from Enigma variations – Elgar
  • Nocturn No. 1 – Chopin arr Johnstone
  • 'O mio babbino caro' from Gianni Schicchi – Puccini
  • O perfect love – Barnby
  • 'Preludio' from Sonata 6 for cello and piano – Vivaldi
  • 'Romance' from the Gadfly suite - Shostakovich
  • 'Rondeau' from Sinfonies de fanfares – Mauret
  • Salut d’amour – Elgar
  • 'Sarabande' from suite in D minor for piano – Handel
  • Serenade – Haydn arr Johnstone
  • Sheep may safely graze – Bach
  • Sicillienne – Paradis
  • Sonata in F major – Marcello
  • Largo – Allegro
  • Sonata in G major for Viola da Gamba - Bach
  • Adagio - Allegro
  • Song without words – Mendelssohn
  • Standchen – Schubert
  • Suite No. 1 in G major – Bach (Unaccompanied)
  • Prelude – Allemande – Courante – Sarabande
  • Minuet I – Minuet II – Gigue
  • Swan, The – Saint Saens
  • The girl with the flaxen hair – Debussy
  • Traumerei - Schumann
  • Trumpet voluntary – Clarke
  • 'Waltz' from Coppelia – Delibes
  • 'Waltz' from Sleeping Beauty – Tchaikovsky
  • The Water music (selections from) – Handel
  • Air – Bouree – Hornpipe - Finale
  • Wedding March – Mendelssohn

Easy listening/ Jazz/ Shows

  • ?Ain't misbehavin' – Waller/ Brooks
  • Anything goes – Porter
  • Bess, you is my woman from Porgy and Bess – Gershwin
  • Blue Tango – Anderson
  • Chrysanthemum, The – Joplin
  • Doin' the crazy walk – Duke Ellington
  • Dream a little dream of me – The mamas and the papas
  • Easy Winners – Joplin
  • Entertainer, The – Joplin
  • Embraceable you – Gershwin
  • Fiddle Faddle – Anderson
  • Fig leaf rag – Joplin
  • Fly me to the moon – Sinatra
  • I got rhythm – Gershwin
  • It ain't necessarily so – Gershwin
  • It's de-lovely – Porter
  • It had to be you – Jones
  • I've got you under my skin – Porter
  • Jazz pizzicato – Anderson
  • Let's call the whole thing off – Gershwin
  • Let there be love – Nat King Cole
  • Lullaby of Birdland – Weiss/Shearing
  • Magnetic rag – Joplin
  • Makin Whoopee – Kahn/Donaldson
  • Maple leaf rag – Joplin
  • Moon river – Mancini
  • New rag – Joplin
  • Night and Day – Porter
  • Oh, Lady be good – Gershwin
  • Over the rainbow – Arlen
  • Pennies from heaven – Johnson
  • Ragtime dance – Joplin
  • Smoke gets in your eyes – Harbach/Kahn
  • Summertime – Gershwin
  • Sweet Lorraine – Burwell/Parish
  • S'wonderful – Gershwin
  • Take five – Desmond
  • Take the A train – Strayhorne
  • They cant take that away from me – Gershwin
  • What a wonderful world – Weiss/Theile

Popular/ Film music

  • ?All of me – John Legend
  • All you need is love – Lennon/ McCartney
  • 'A Thousand years' from Twilight Breaking Dawn part 2 – Perri
  • Between two lungs – Florence Welch
  • Cannonball – Damien Rice
  • Can't help falling in love - Elvis Presley
  • Chasing cars – Snow Patrol
  • Grow old with me – Tom Odell
  • Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen
  • Have I told you lately – Van Morrison
  • Here comes the sun – Lennon/ McCartney
  • Here, there and everywhere – Lennon/ McCartney
  • Hoppipola - Sigur ros
  • How long will I love you – Ellie Goulding
  • In my life – Lennon/ McCartney
  • Iris - Goo goo dolls
  • It must be love – Madness
  • 'Kissing you' from Romeo and Juliet – Des'ree
  • Make you feel my love –  Bob Dylan/Adele
  • Neighbourhood#1 (Tunells) – Arcade Fire
  • Nightswimming – REM
  • Nobody does it better - Carly Simon
  • Ordinary people - John Legend
  • 'Rule the world' from Stardust – Take That
  • Run – Snow Patrol
  • She – Elvis Costello
  • Skyfall – Adele
  • Someone like you – Adele
  • Somewhere only we know – Keane
  • 'Start a fire' from La La Land - Stephens/ Hurwitz
  • Stay with me - Sam Smith
  • Symphony - Zara Larsson
  • Viva la Vida – Coldplay
  • We have all the time in the world – Louis Armstrong
  • When we were young – Adele
  • Wings - Birdy
  • Writings on the wall – Sam Smith
  • 'Yesterday' fantasia – Lennon/ McCartney arr Johnstone (cello only)
  • 'Young and Beautiful' from The Great Gatsby – Lana Del Ray

Ivory Strings - Cello and Piano Duo Feedback

The duo were exceptional. They provided a fantastic service with no fuss. We are more than happy with the service and performance they provided

Mike Swann, (September 2019)

Both my wife and I would like to extend a warm embrace of gratitude to Kala Jira. They arrived at our wedding venue in deepest Leicestershire, early morning and were no trouble in setting-up and getting on with the set. We had asked (at short notice too) for them to learn about a half dozen songs which were very close to my wife's heart and with little effort they incorporated this into the great song-list they had. Our most memorable moment of the whole Indian wedding was when they played "Durge Durge" just as i was placing sindoor through my wife's hair, just so meaningful for us and perfect timing. The Flute and tabla music was wonderful throughout the day and in the coming weeks both my wife and I have had numerous guests message us to ask who they were and wanting their contact details, which make us more than happy to pass on, they really set the most perfect ambiance. Many thanks once again and we would definitely recommend anyone to hire Kala Jira. Lots of Love

Kayur and Minal Mody, Leicestershire (06/08/15)

Thank you so much for the music you gave us for our reception. Our guests loved it and had so much fun creating the playlist. Brilliant!

Caitlin and Amanda Thompson, Taylor,

..., I wanted to say a huge thank you for the fantastic music you gave us on our wedding day. Hearing 'A thousand years' as I walked in was one of the highlights of the day for me. So beautiful.

Angela Marston,

Thank you for the wonderful music during our ceremony. It was beautiful and a real talking point for our guests.

Emily and Steve Castiaux,

Once again, many thanks for yesterday - the two of you were an absolute delight and much enjoyed by our families.

Sir Graeme Davies,

A quick message to say a big thank you for your beautiful playing last week. You received a lot of lovely comments from friends and family who thoroughly enjoyed your playing. You really helped to create the atmosphere we wanted.

Benjamin Cook,

Thank you so much for playing for us and also allowing Georgie to sing along with you, it sounded so beautiful, it was a shame we had to sign the register at the same time as both Ben and I just wanted to sit and listen to it in entirety, it certainly was a very special moment.

Lydia and Ben Nimmo,

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