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We are Fifth Reel

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Fifth Reel has been playing for traditional dances such as contra dance and English Country Dance, 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,  bodhran and vocals, Fifth Reel plays a variety of music including Irish, Scottish, Gypsy, Klezmer and Jazz.

Fifth Reel in Concert

Join us at The Art Center, March 8th at 7:30 p.m.

Fifth Reel and friends will present  a concert featuring the sounds and lore of four centuries of music from the British Isles. Enjoy the traditional songs, haunting melodies, and lively dance music of the Celtic lands of Wales, Scotland, and Ireland, as well as the stately and elegant music played in English ballrooms of Jane Austen’s time.

For tickets. visit the Art Center Guild.

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Our Next Dance

Pink Blossom

Contra Dance
Saturday, March 2nd

7:00 to 10:00
Margery Building
523½ Main Street

In our Contra Dances, dancers are treated to live Celtic and traditional fiddle tunes by Fifth Reel. No experience is necessary since all dances are taught. Come with or without a partner. The half hour "New Dancers Workshop" beginning at 7:00 p.m. is useful for folks who haven't been to a contra dance before. Some basic introductory instructions and figures are demonstrated prior to the actual dance at 7:30. Each dance includes several contras and a couple of waltzes for your enjoyment.

Grand Junction Traditional Dance Society

Contra dancing in the Grand Valley of Western Colorado has been in the capable and talented hands of the Grand Junction Traditional Dance Society for twenty-three years. Contra dance has great tradition yet is easy to learn and makes for an invigorating evening. 

 

In recent years we have added English Country Dances and, more recently, International Folk Dances. The response has been overwhelmingly positive and we will continue to offer these new forms of dance to our patrons. As with contra dances, English Country and International Folk dances are both easy to learn and invigorating while offering a new perspective to traditional dance.

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As with other community organizations, none of this could happen without local sponsors who provide funds and refreshments for the dances. By all means, read about them on the Sponsors page. 

Please check our calendar and set aside those dates for your dancing enjoyment!

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