About us

  • Who we are...

    The North Shore Celtic Ensemble is dedicated to improving quality of life for all by using music to connect youth with their community. We are a non-profit society and registered charity.
  • What we do...

    We have produced music groups for children and teens in Metro Vancouver since 1998. Currently, the Ensemble has four groups which range from beginner to advanced levels. Our music is rooted in the lively Celtic traditions of Canada, Scotland, and Ireland and draws inspiration from jazz and classical music, creating a dynamic and exciting experience for players and audience. We fondly refer to our style as “West Coast Celtic”.

    The NSCE is committed to using music to build and strengthen community. Events such as our Community Concert Series allow players of all ages to contribute meaningfully to local initiatives. These free events are designed for people to connect and celebrate with music. We support charity fundraisers, seniors’ events, children’s festivals, and more. By sharing their music to raise spirits, players practice generosity and become present in their local community. Each year, we also seek to facilitate collaborations with a wide range of youth groups and professional artists. These collaborations enhance important bridges within the arts community and create meaningful learning experiences for our players.
About NSCE
  • Testimonials
    “The North Shore Celtic Ensemble features spectacular writing and playing … they have developed a captivating sound incorporating Celtic, French-Canadian, old-time and original tunes and songs … the result is youthful, exuberant and energetic as well as being remarkably engaging. Great stuff!”
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    - Tim Readman,
    Penguin Eggs Magazine