The Cotswold Ensemble String Quartet at Barnsley House, nr. Cirencester

 Thank You letters and Written Testimonials sent to the Cotswold Ensemble:


 Hello Fiona, What lovely music you played at our 'Rendezvous Party'. Everyone commented on the nautical theme of your repertoire and we appreciate the effort you put into it....Your music was delightful and your team so professional and cheerful, despite the weather.  I am so sorry we did not get to say goodbye to you all ......perhaps next time! Many thanks again C. & B. xxxx...  

Cotswold Ensemble String Quartet, playing water-themed music near Stroud, Glocs., July 2017


 Dear Fiona   Thank you for your wonderful performance last night, it was greatly appreciated by all...  

CL: Solo cello for Saïd Business School event at Wadham College, University of Oxford, July 2017


....     I would like to take this opportunity to say that the ensemble was amazing and we received many compliments.  Thanks again for everything!.

NMcF, Upper Slaughter Church & Lords of the Manor, June 2017


....     Fiona was so helpful in the whole process of booking the Cotswold Ensemble. She sent us play lists and helped pick out the right music for parts of our day. They have a beautiful rich sound which made our day and had every guest telling us how wonderful the quartet was. They are a touch of class, well presented and wonderfully played with a huge repertoire of classical and modern music. Thank you for helping us have our perfect day.

5-star review in Guides for Brides, posted May 2017


.... Hi Fiona...Thank you so much for playing at our wedding...We had so many compliments from guests on the music that you played - your presence really made an impact! ... Thank you so much to all of you 😊

S&BP: Lains Barn, Wantage, April 2017


.... Dear Fiona, Just a little thank you card to say how amazing you were on our wedding day. The music was fantastic and it really made the whole ceremony. I will remember it always. Lots of love, 

G,D&B: Chipping Norton, September 2016


.... Hi Fiona, I just wanted to thank you again for playing at our reception. Our delegates were absolutely delighted with it.  

JZ: Sheldonian Theatre, University of Oxford, September 2016


.... to say how much we enjoyed your performance - guests have written to say so and aked me to thank you. It was lovely to have music played so well on a 100 year old boat at such a beautiful spot and on such an occasion - thank you for all the work you put into it and please also thank Elizabeth and Stewart. You made our day truly memorable.!

R & D: Salter's Steamer on the Thames, near Dorchester, Oxfordshire, August 2016


.... Thank you so much for all that you did for our wedding, it was absolutely beautiful! Everyone LOVED the music at the church...Thank you so much again!

G & D: Gt Tew church, Oxfordshire, June 2016


.... we'd like to say thank you very much for preforming at our wedding. It really made our afternoon drinks special and everyone commented how lovely it was to have you all there. If you ever need a reference please feel free to use us...

R & L: Danesfield House, Medmenham, Bucks, June 2016


....Hello Fiona, A belated thanks to you and Jo for playing at our party last week. We have received such lovely feedback of how much our friends enjoyed your music. You really set the tone for the evening...Many thanks again.

E & N: 60th Birthday party, Broadway Golf Club, Worcs, June 2016

....I just wanted to drop you a quick note to thank you for the amazing job that you and the rest of the Ensemble did playing at our wedding recently. So many of our guests have commented on how wonderful you were and I'm sorry that I didn't get chance to come and say hello- the whole day was just a whirlwind!

...J&L, Notley Tythe Barn, Bucks, May 2016...          

Dear Fiona, We both just wanted to say such a huge thank you for making our day so special. Lee and all of our guests absolutely loved the tunes before the wedding, and I must admit that I was stood outside for a few moments taking it all in as well. You were fabulous!  We were so happy that you played Canon to the end: we both said afterwards that it gave us time to just take a breath and settle down ready for the ceremony rather than rushing straight in. And the McFly at the end was just perfect. Thank you so much for doing that for us - it really finished the ceremony off so well.  Can you please also pass our thanks on to all of the players on the day? We had hoped to speak to you all at the end of the ceremony but it was madness with photos and getting ushered off to the reception!  Thank you again.

G&L: Wantage church, Leap Day 2016


....Thank you all so much for playing so beautifully at our wedding. You really made our day. With love from...

                M & F: wedding reception Waddesdon Dairy, November 2015          


....Thanks so much to you and to Tom - he was excellent and having him play really added to our ceremony...Thanks again - and we will definitely be recommending you to anyone who asks!

...H&A A: Cotswold Ensemble's solo cellist at Oxford Town Hall, Autumn 2015...          

...thank you so much for the beautiful music you  played at our wedding and for being so accommodating throughout. You were a pleasure to correspond with and embraced all of our bizarre requests! And thank you for taking the time to rehearse with Jilly [the bride's friend who sang with us in the ceremony] before the day...You were brilliant and made the ceremony in particular very special for us... ....The quartet were amazing.

J&M D, Elmore Court, Autumn 2014           

Fiona thank you so much for Saturday you were all amazing and everyone loved the music ! I shall be recommending you to all my currently engaged friends!!!

L&S, Westonbirt, Summer 2014           

The Cotswold Ensemble played for our wedding party at the Ashmolean museum. The lively and uplifting sound of tangoes drifting up the staircase as our guests arrived created the most wonderful atmosphere. Many of our guests said how much they enjoyed your playing; we are very grateful for making our party so special ...

Robert & Susan, Guides for Brides review, Summer 2014           

...our guests really enjoyed your playing and the atmosphere you created. Once again many thanks to you and your colleagues.

D&J, Bay Tree Hotel, Burford, 2014           

Thank you for playing on the 15th of March, both Church and Reception were excellent and really enjoyed by all.

Woodchester Church & Mansion, Stroud, 2014           

We recently got married at the Bay Tree Hotel, Burford and arranged for the Cotswold Ensemble to play during the service, the drinks reception and wedding breakfast. What a fantastic decision!!! They were brilliant, playing a huge variety of different music. We had a number of special requests, and Fiona was a pleasure to deal with in arranging these. I can highly recommend having the theme from Star Wars at the end of the service - the arrangement was spot-on and got a big cheer from our guests! Fiona & her enthusiasm and The Cotswold Ensemble come highly recommended as a real special wedding day touch.

Review posted on "Guides for Brides           

....thank you so much for the music on our wedding day. So many of our guests expressed how much they enjoyed the music and how special it made our day.

Westbury Hotel, near Oxford           

Thank you so much for playing at our wedding ….. It all sounded wonderful. The choices were perfect we were really happy with everything. It made our ceremony all the more special and would have no hestitation in recommending you to friends. Thanks again.

Waddesdon Dairy       

Thank you to you and the rest of the Cotswold Ensemble for playing at our wedding.... We had lots of comments from our guests saying how much they enjoyed the music both in the church and afterwards. Thank you for managing all of our requests and playing everything that we wanted you to - it was especially lovely to hear Salut d'Amour whilst we were signing the marriage certificate especially.

Rendcomb, Cirencester

Everyone commented on how lovely the music was and how professionally you were all turned out and my mum was overwhelmed at her entrance music! thank you again for helping to make our day so special!

Eynsham Hall           

Many, many guests commented on what a huge difference it made to the ambiance. This was perhaps best summed up by my daughter who turned to me whispered "Daddy, this is just perfect!"

Near Tewkesbury           

The ensemble were absolutely beautiful, and made the atmosphere on the day. Thanks again!!

Bay Tree Hotel, Burford           

Thank you for playing for us on Saturday.  Having the music ‘live’ made a tremendous difference to the occasion and was enjoyed by everybody.  Unfortunately I have only one daughter so another wedding is unlikely. But should we need music on another occasion we shall certainly get in touch with you!