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
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