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 learn tunes by ear and with sheet music, and they perform arrangements with harmonies and grooves that are fun to play. Performances include a feature role in our Community Concert Series.
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: Thursdays, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, September - June
Performances Include:
  • Community Concert Series (6-12 performances)
  • Performance at Vancouver Int'l Mountain Film Festival
  • Spring Community Ceili Dance
  • Theatre Shows: 1-2 shows as guests of the Senior Ensemble
  • Lynn Valley Days parade (weather permitting)
  • (Optional) Attendance at a summer fiddle camp

Faculty: Claude Giguère, Phil Graves
Tuition:  $925
Audition Requirements:

*Limited spaces available. Please inquire.

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  • Testimonials
    "In addition to performing at a number of our special events each year, the youth of the Ensemble has also worked with the Silver Harbour Choir to present intergenerational concerts to the community … a musical delight for the audience and an enlightening experience for both the youth and seniors involved, as they shared their love of music across the generations. The young people of the Celtic Ensemble are always inspiring and heartwarming in their musical talent and generosity of spirit."
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    - Annwen Loverin,
    Executive Director
    Silver Harbour Centre
    North Vancouver, BC