Senior North Shore Celtic Ensemble

Our senior players are committed to and passionate about ensemble music. They want to be part of a high-level performance group and to explore new directions with their music. Players perform complex arrangements of traditional and contemporary fiddle tunes as well as original music that blends folk, jazz, and classical.

Age: 12+
Instruments: violin and other bowed strings; flute/whistle*; piano*, guitar*, bass guitar* mandolin*, and accordion*; percussion*
Pre-requisite: 3+ years of playing experience
Co-requisite: weekly private lessons
Rehearsals: Tuesdays, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm and Saturdays, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm September - June

Performances Include:

  • Self-produced theatre shows
  • Spring Community Ceili dance
  • Local festivals, events and fundraisers
  • Collaboration with other music ensembles (orchestra, choir, etc)
  • Lynn Valley Days parade (weather permitting)

Faculty: Claude Giguère, Kirin Lamb
Tuition: $1,250
Additional Activity (fees independent from tuition and determined by itinerary):

  • Two weekend retreats with professional musicians and/or other youth groups (~$150/ea.)
  • Weekend travel to perform and/or attend workshops with other fiddle groups in BC
  • A 10-14 day summer tour every 2 years
  • (Optional) Attendance at a summer fiddle camp

Audition Requirements:

*Limited spaces available. Please inquire.


 

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    "It was a real pleasure to have you as part of the festival programme and I have received nothing but glowing review and comments about the company and all of your performances."
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    - Stewart Aitken,
    Chief Executive / Artistic Director
    Aberdeen International Youth Festival
    Scotland