Who We Are

  • Our Mission

    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.
  • Our Music and Our Community

    The North Shore Celtic Ensemble is a dynamic community of young musicians from North Vancouver, Canada. The Ensemble brings raw energy and a whole new style to the Vancouver music scene. What started as Celtic is now a spirited no-boundaries exploration of music that inspires us. The result is a full-spectrum music experience that defies labels and spans conventional genres. Our own original compositions draw on Celtic, classical, jazz and folk influences and are blended with creative arrangements of more traditional Celtic tunes. Seven CDs celebrate our music and its west coast roots.

    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. It has toured across North America, Europe and China, performs regularly for local concerts and festivals, and supports a number of charitable programs through our Community Concert Series. More than just a performing group, the North Shore Celtic Ensemble is a meeting place for youth to explore and share music. Music is about connecting, with people of all ages and cultures, and the Ensemble is committed to helping to build connections through exceptional community performances and creative collaborations with other artists and arts organizations.
About Us
  • 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