About us

  • Who we are...

    The North Shore Celtic Ensemble is dedicated to improving quality of life for all by connecting youth with their community through music. 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
    "Our diverse audiences have enjoyed their concerts immensely and we have found it especially appropriate to have these community-minded young people here as we raise awareness for North Shore Hospice as a place where family and friends meet and where we can all help to make the last days of a loved one's life as rich and rewarding as possible."
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    - Jane Webley,
    Vancouver Coastal Health