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Fifth Reel

Connie Michael, keyboard

RonYoung, caller, bodhran, vocals                        and hammered dulcimer

Mick Wilson, clarinet and tenor sax

Norm Ashley, fiddle

We are pleased to announce that Fifth Reel has been selected as the regional band in two major dance festivals this year. Over Memorial Day weekend, we will be part of FolkMADness Music and Dance Weekend in Soccoro, New Mexico, and early in 2020 we will be the regional band in the Buena Vista Rocky Mountain Ranch Dance. This is a major honor for Fifth Reel and we are thrilled to be invited to both festivals.

Fifth Reel

Connie Michael, keyboard

RonYoung, caller, bodhran, vocals                        and hammered dulcimer

Mick Wilson, clarinet

Norm Ashley, fiddle

Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, all our events are cancelled until further notice

Please check back with us periodically for more updates and info


The 2019-2020 season celebrated our 20th year presenting traditional dances with live music in the

Grand Valley.  We began in November of 1999 presenting exclusively contra dances, and we continued to feature many contras during this season. In recent years we have added other traditional dance forms. Recognizing this, we have changed our name to

“Grand Junction Traditional Dance Society.”  

Special Event

As a follow-up to our Scottish Ceilidh dance held on the 19th of October, here is a video clip of the Grand March which opened the dance:

Welcome to the Fifth Reel Music and Dance website.

Fifth Reel has been playing for contra dances, events like Robert Burns celebrations, weddings, parties and St. Patrick's Day celebrations since 1996. The band produced a CD in 1999 under its former name "Blarney Pilgrim."

Consisting of piano, fiddle, clarinet, hammered dulcimer, bodhran and vocals, Fifth Reel plays a variety of music including Irish, Scottish, American Old Time, Gypsy, Klezmer and Jazz.

Fall Leaves

Please be advised that due to the Coronavirus, we are

cancelling future dances until further notice

Check back here for updates and information

A typical season's calendar can be found here:

Fifth Reel 2012

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