Recent and Upcoming Events

North Shore Celtic Ensemble

Come Play With Us!

Come and join one of our introductory fiddle groups beginning September 2013.

Practices are Thursday evenings in North Vancouver.

Click here for more details.

Listen to Claude's Radio Interview!

Claude Giguere speaks with Simi Sara on CKNW

Part 1

Part 2



North Shore Celtic Ensemble


Celtic Spring: Voices, Fiddles and Irrestible Energy

The NSCE joins the Laudate Singers to celebrate a blend of old and new styles.

St. Andrew's United Church, 1044 St. George's Ave., North Vancouver

Saturday, May 3, 8 pm


The IGNITE! Youth Fest

The Junior Ensemble play Woodland Wonderland

The Cultch, 1895 Venables St., Vancouver

Tuesday, May 6


NSCE Community Concert Series

North Shore Hospice Easter Event

North Vancouver

Saturday, April 19, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Free concerts through 2013-2014   

Using music to build community






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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

If you are interested in supporting the NSCE, contact us at donations@nsce.cabecome a member by clicking here, or Donate through CanadaHelps by clicking on the Donate Now Button. 

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.