ECA special Thanksgiving weekend concert

Elation Center for the Arts presents Hands Five in concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, at the Pagosa Lakes Clubhouse.

Hands Five is an award-winning string band that has performed to enthusiastic audiences throughout the Southwest.

From the lilt of Scottish fiddling to the syncopated percussion of the hammer dulcimer, this talented ensemble brings forth a spirited repertoire of old-time American mountain music, Celtic and French-Canadian dance tunes, new-time music (new tunes & songs in an old-time style), and Hispano-American tunes.

With some members from Santa Fe and others from Albuquerque, the band includes Peter Esherick on hammer dulcimer, banjo and mandolin; Bruce Thomson, fiddle; Erika Gerety, bass; Gary Blank, percussion; and John Brinduse, guitar.

In the good old days, families and friends got together to have fun through music and dance. Those days are still alive and well in Pagosa Springs. Join us two days after Thanksgiving for this special concert celebration.

Advance tickets to the Hands Five concert are $12, available at Higher Grounds Coffee Company. Tickets at the door are $15. Young people — 18 and under — accompanied by parents, will be admitted free of charge.

You’re welcome to help us continue our tradition of the wonderful concert intermission social, by bringing a dessert to share if you wish. Volunteers are always appreciated.

Pagosa Lakes Clubhouse is located at 230 Port Ave. in the Vista subdivision of Pagosa Lakes. Take U.S. 160 to Vista Boulevard, turn north on Vista and left on Port. The clubhouse is at the end of Port in the PLPOA complex.

Elation Center for the Arts is a nonprofit organization that provides cultural arts programs to the community of Pagosa Springs.

For more information, call 731-3117.

Photo courtesy Hands Five
Hands Five — a string band from New Mexico — will perform at a special Nov. 29 Thanksgiving concert, presented by Elation Center for the Arts. From left are Erika Gerety, Bruce Thomson, Peter Esherick, Gary Blank and John Brinduse.