The North Shore Celtic Ensemble
A "no-boundaries" music experience
Founded in 1999 by Claude Giguère and Jay Knutson, the North Shore Celtic Ensemble is a whole new kind of music experience. What began as celtic is now a spirited no-boundaries repertoire that reflects a wide range of musical influences - celtic, jazz, classical, folk, and more - creating an exciting genre-spanning experience for the players and the audience. Far more than just a performing group, the North Shore Celtic Ensemble is committed to inspiring youth to use music to engage and connect with communities, to live well, and to make a difference.
"A breathtaking display of joy with fiddles!"
-Brendan Flynn, Celt in a Twist
"With strings, percussion and wind instruments, Canada's North Shore Celtic Ensemble capped off the evening in grand fashion, bringing the audience to their feet with their spirited takes on tradition."
- review of performance at His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen, Scotland, Glasgow Evening Times
NSCE is a non-profit society and a registered charity.
The North Shore Celtic Ensemble gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the City of North Vancouver and the District of North Vancouver through the Arts Office; and of the Province of British Columbia.