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Junior 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 Junior Celtic Ensemble

Age: 12+

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

Pre-requisite: Audition

Co-requisite: Weekly private lessons

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

Faculty: Gabriel Dubreuil and Serena Eades

Tuition: 2024-2025 Fee and Program ScheduleA need-based bursary is available. For details on applying, please contact If you'd like to contribute to our bursary fund, please visit our donations page.

Performances Include:

  • Community Concert Series (~6-12 performances at seniors residences, hospice, community festivals and events, etc.)
  • Spring Community Ceili Dance 
  • Theatre Shows: 10-15min feature at ~1-2 theatre shows
  • Junior Ensemble Intensive (1-day retreat)

Additional Activity (fees independent from tuition and determined by itinerary):

  • Weekend travel to perform and attend workshops at the West Coast Youth Fiddle Summit (2025 event in Banff)
  • Local travel for tours and performances  

Audition Packages

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.

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