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Senior Ensemble

The Senior Ensemble is our performance level band. It is geared towards musicians that want to be part of a high-level performance group and to explore new directions with their music. Musicians perform complex arrangements of traditional and contemporary fiddle tunes as well as original music that blends folk, jazz, and classical. Members of this program enjoy unique and transformative opportunities to engage with music and public performance.

About the Senior Celtic Ensemble

Age: 13+

Instruments: violin, viola, cello; flute/whistle mandolin, and accordion.

Pre-requisite: Audition

Co-requisite: Weekly private lessons

Rehearsals: Wednesday, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm and Saturdays, 10:00 am - 12:00 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:

  • Theatre shows (~2-3/year)
  • Local festivals, events and fundraisers (~10-15+/year)
  • Healthcare and eldercare concerts
  • Spring Ceilidh dance 

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)
  • International tour every 3 years (next int'l tour in 2026). 
  • Local travel for tours and performances
  • Two weekend retreats with professional musicians and/or other youth groups ($150-$250 depending on venue)

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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