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Junior North Shore Celtic Ensemble

If you are a committed young musician who loves exploring different genres, we welcome you to our Junior Ensemble. Players perform arrangements with harmonies and grooves that are fun to play. Performances include a feature role in our Community Concert Series.

About the Class

Age: 12+

Instruments: violin and other bowed strings; flute/whistle*; piano*, guitar*, bass guitar* mandolin*, and accordion*; percussion*

Pre-requisite: 3+ years playing experience

Co-requisite: weekly private lessons

Rehearsals: Wednesdays, 6:00 – 7:30 pm, September - June

Performances Include:

We are continuously assessing our safe return to stage opportunities and are excited to get back performing! In a “normal” year, the Junior group has:

  • Community Concert Series (6 - 12 performances at seniors residences, hospice, community festivals and events, etc.)
  • Spring Community Ceili Dance 
  • Theatre Shows: 1-2 shows as guests of the Senior Ensemble 
  • (Optional) Attendance at a summer fiddle camp 

Faculty: Gabriel Dubreuil and Serena Eades

Tuition: 2023-2024 NSCE Fee and Program Schedule

How to join: Students must audition to join the Junior Ensemble. Please contact to arrange an audition. View Audition Package

*Limited places available. Please inquire.


The North Shore Celtic Ensemble has a dual mandate: To inspire youth to do more and go further with music, and to use music to build and strengthen community connections. We are a non-profit society and registered charity.



For general inquiries or further information on our youth programs, please contact us at

If your child is interested in joining our program, please fill out our application form.

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