Irish Sessions

One of Fifth Reel's most enjoyable activities is acting as the core ensemble for Grand Junction's one and only Irish Session. We are thrilled to be hosted by Grand Junction's first brew pub, Rockslide Brewery at Fourth and Main streets in downtown Grand Junction. We meet from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on the first and third Wednesdays of the month

It is a tribute to the quality of our musicians that many travel from as far as Moab, Utah and New Castle, Colorado, just to have the opportunity to join friends in playing fine Celtic music.

Here are some of the players you may see at a typical session -


Sue Sternberg, Moab, UT and New York 

Ann Ramsey, New Castle, CO

Shannon Young, Grand Junction, CO

Mike Duncan, Moab, UT

Norm Ashley, Grand Junction


Grady Harper, Banjo, guitar and occasionally fiddle, Grand Junction

Steve Frame, Mandolin and occasionally fiddle, Clifton, CO

Mark Toole, Guitar, mandola and mandolin, Cedaredge, CO

Mike Murray, Bass, Grand Junction

Carl Calhoun, Guitar, Grand Junction and all over the world!

David Main, Guitar, Meeker, CO

David Bumgarner, Guitar, Grand Junction

Other Instruments:

Connie Michael, Piano, Grand Junction

Ron Young, Hammered Dulcimer, bodhran and vocals, Grand Junction

Mick Wilson, Clarinet and tenor sax, Grand Junction

John Phillips, Uilleann pipes and various whistles, recently from Golden

Miriam Graham, Concertina and penny whistle, Moab

Marney Hardin, Bodhran and Irish flute, Grand Junction

Fifth Reel 2012

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