Friday, 6 March 2009

RSAMD SIE Winners 2009

Cairn String Quartet have won the RSAMD Scottish Institute of Enterprise New Ventures Competition 2009! We have now been put through to the national competition, which invloves 30 hand-picked teams from all over the country competing for a huge cash prize. As part of this stage of the competition, 2 members of every team had to go to the SIE enterprise Academy, held at the Apex International in Edinburgh. This involved an all expenses paid weekend (it's a hard life!) of workshops, networking and meetings to help us with the next stage of the competition, and with our future plans for the business in general. From e-commerce to wheelie bins, to mountain bike engineering to children's books, there really were buisness's there from all corners of the entrepreneuring world, and it really opened our eyes to the huge potential that our buisness has, and that the sky really is the limit. We stepped out of our musical bubble and looked at our company from a completely new angle, and realised that although we have lots more work to do we are doing very well, and felt immensely proud of ourselves for the work we are doing not only for ourselves but for the Scottish Music Industry in general. There was some great feedback from everyone and we took tips from everyone we could!
We'll keep you posted on our progress, fingers crossed for the next stages!

Wednesday, 28 January 2009

Sir Billi Soundtrack!

Exciting News! Cairn String Quartet have been invited to join Sean Connery, Alan Cumming and Ruby Wax to produce Scotland's first ever animated film! We've asked our good friends, the Alba Quartet, to join us in recording the soundtrack for the film. First session is this Friday, wish us luck!
We'll keep you posted!

Thursday, 15 January 2009

Attic Lights gig at ABC!

Following their successful debut album (on whish Annemarie and Fiona played), Attic Lights have asked Cairn String Quartet to perfrom with them live at ABC1 on Saturday night! We are all very, very excited and havn't been able to get their catchy tunes out of our heads while we've been practising over the last couple of weeks!
For tickets, please go to