Meet the Quartet

The Avoca String Quartet, based in Dublin, was founded in 2005 and performs at wedding ceremonies, receptions, corporate events and parties all across Ireland. They are a professional string quartet that specialize in church music for weddings. The members of the group are all in their own rights accomplished musicians.

  • Denice Doyle | Avoca String Quartet


    1st Violin

    Denice Doyle 1st Violin

    Denice Doyle (violin) one of Ireland's most talented and versatile violinists enjoys a career as an established soloist, chamber musician and orchestral musician. She has performed extensively around Ireland and the world including the prestigious Carnegie Hall, New York and as soloist with the RTE National Symphony at the National Concert hall.

  • Etaoin Gray | Avoca String Quartet


    2nd Violin

    Etaoin Gray 2nd Violin

    Etaoin Gray (2nd violin) a Trinity College graduate, is an experienced performer and music teacher. She has performed with numerous acts including ‘Ham Sandwich’ & ‘Rodrigo y Gabriela’. Etaoin has performed in venues including Áras an Uachtarain, Slane Castle, The Olympia, Vicar street and at Electric Picnic.

  • Stefan French | Avoca String Quartet



    Stefan French Viola

    Stefan French (viola) is a DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama graduate and has been playing for over 15 years. Stefan is also an award-winning film composer. His work has been recorded worldwide including by the Hollywood Studio Symphony at 20th Century Fox in Los Angeles.

  • Megan Sherwood | Avoca String Quartet



    Megan Sherwood Cello

    Megan Sherwood (cello) studied at the Royal Irish Academy of Music in Dublin with Bill Butt, and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance degree and a Diploma in Music Teaching and Performance. From an early age she showed promise, winning several scholarships and awards.

The Avoca String Quartet is managed by Avoca Music Productions, a Dublin based artist managment agency.


    review rating 5  Very professional quartet, on time and no hassle whatsoever. Accompanied a family friend singing with aplomb.

    thumb Duncan Smyth

    review rating 4  What an addition to our evening drinks reception at Brooklodge to have the Avoca Sting Quartet playing. They hugely contributed to the atmosphere making it a night to remember.

    thumb Claire Murphy

    review rating 5  We had the Avoca String Quartet play at the ceremony and reception drinks at our wedding this year. I was delighted with everything from start to finish, a very professional service. The booking system was easy, the website was helpful in selecting music for different types of ceremonies and Michael was very prompt in replies to any queries. They also sourced a singer for us (Eileen Coyle) who complemented the quartet perfectly. The music on the day was excellent, I would highly recommend!

    thumb Lisa Cremin
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