Music


Dansaspel from Bellingham is presently a 5-member group - Carol Olson on fiddle; Liz Gabay on fiddle & viola; Collin Topolski on fiddle, accordion, guitar & clarinet; Robin Brown on fiddle; and Susan Curley on harmonium. The group plays both Swedish & Norwegian bygdedans along with gammaldans and mixers.


  For more information, contact Carol at (360) 303-6847 or email: carololson5(at)gmail(dot)com.




Takk for Dansen plays quite often for our local Wergeland lodge in Bellingham.  We have also played for the Vasa Lodge dances in Mount Vernon and for the Friday night Cedar Grange dances. We are John Borso on guitar and hammered dulcimer, Pam Borso on guitar, Jimie Gregory on fiddle, Beverly Porter on flute and Tom Tonge on bass.

We would also like you to know that we using the same musicians have several other band persona.
We are also known as Celtic Roots and play a variety of Celtic music; Irish, English and Scottish for weddings, receptions, anniversaries and parties.  We have a Celtic Roots CD available.  We have played several years at the Celebrate Bellingham! Event and you can often find us at the March and October Lynden Craft Fair.
We play for Scottish Country dance and are known as Up In The Air and can provide music and instruction for basic dances for any event you might like. Scottish Country Dance as well as Contra and American square dancing.
As Up In The Air, we also play English Country Dance for the local Bellingham Group as well as the Surry BC dancers.
Known as Pioneer Roots, we  have played historical programs for the local pioneer museums; Lynden Pioneer museum and Ferndale Pioneer Museum.  For these programs we play a variety of “hits of the century,” that is the 19th century, the1840’s thru the 1880’s.  We provide historical perspective on how these tunes shaped our nation on the Oregon Trail and in American folk dancing.

For more information on our groups, Takk for Dansen, Celtic Roots and/or Up In The Air contact Pam at borsope(at)aol(dot)com or Beverly at beverlysueporter(at)gmail(dot)com.