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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

Many thanks to those who attended our Celtic program at the Grand Junction Art Center! It was sold out as have been all our concerts there. Your enthusiasm and good wishes inspired us to give you our best.

Fifth Reel and Friends


Our Next Dance

Pink Blossom

Community Dance
Saturday, April 13th

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

While our dances typically have a single theme, i.e., contra dance, English Folk Dance and International folk Dance, the final dance of the season will be a celebration of many dance styles. Think of it as an end-of-the-year party. The dancing will be easy and treats will be available for one and all. You have made this an exciting and successful season so reward yourselves by joining us for an evening of fun before our summer break.

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.


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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