The 29th Annual Juneau Barn Dance Season starts Saturday. Dancing starts at 7:30 p.m. at St. Ann’s Parish Hall, 430 Fifth St., and will feature Celtic music courtest of the Taku Gaels. (Madelon | Unsplash)

The 29th Annual Juneau Barn Dance Season starts Saturday. Dancing starts at 7:30 p.m. at St. Ann’s Parish Hall, 430 Fifth St., and will feature Celtic music courtest of the Taku Gaels. (Madelon | Unsplash)

29th Annual Juneau Barn Dance Season starts Saturday

First dance is at St. Ann’s Parish

The 29th Annual Juneau Barn Dance Season starts Saturday.

Dancing starts at 7:30 p.m. at St. Ann’s Parish Hall, 430 Fifth St., and will feature Celtic music courtest of the Taku Gaels.

“The band’s the reason we have the dance,” said Tom Paul, who has been calling dances since 1990.

The Taku Gaels are Greg McLaughlin on concertina, Lis and Leif Saya on guitar and fiddle and Henry and Erik Hopkins on banjo and fiddle.

Paul will teach and call contra and square dances Saturday night for dancers of all abilities.

Experience and a partner aren’t needed for the dance sponsored by Juneau International Folkdancers.

Tickets will be sold at the door. They will cost $10 for adults, $5 for students and those 25 and younger and free for Jesuit Volunteers and Amiercorps members.

Know & Go

What: First dance of the 29th Annual Juneau Barn Dance Season

Where: St. Ann’s Parish Hall, 430 Fifth St.

When: 7:30 p.m.

Admission: $10 for adults, $5 for those 25 and younger and free for Jesuit Volunteers and Americorps members.

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