Carnelian Strings

Your gateway to elegant and engaging string music entertainment in the California Wine Country, Santa Rosa, North Bay, Sonoma, Napa and Mendocino County areas.


Sweet Thyme Violin

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Sonoma Hot Strings

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Various String Ensembles

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We offer music for -

weddings, receptions, wine tastings, openings, holiday celebrations:
Christmas - Valentine's Day - St. Patrick's Day to name a few.

Special Events

wedding showers, baby showers, birthdays, anniversaries, coming out parties, memorials, sacred events, coffee houses, garden parties, christenings, and much more.

Our styles of music include

New Age

(Some groups are style specific, so ask for clarification)

Mary B. England, Director - Carnelian Strings

About Mary B. England

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Mary has been playing beautiful and exceptional wedding, reception, sacred, and banquet music for over 20 years. She is a classically trained violinist with advanced degrees and over 30 years of orchestral and chamber music experience. In addition, she has a natural affinity for popular music idioms.

Her love of strolling and gracious connectivity create an inviting air at receptions and parties. Mary specializes in arrangements of your favorite music upon request. Offering exquisite string music with a distinctive flair and flavor for your special event is a joy and privilege of Carnelian Strings.