Maine-based contra quartet Riptide draws dancers into a joyfully irresistible flow of sound and motion. Band members Alden Robinson, Glen Loper, Owen Marshall, and Mark “Pokey” Hellenberg–whip up their Franco-Celtic-American repertoire with a sweetness and energy that must be heard to be believed. And unlike the band’s hydrologically hazardous namesake, it’s completely safe!
- Alden Robinson—fiddle
- Glen Loper—mandolin, tenor banjo, and foot percussion
- Owen Marshall—guitar and harmonium
- Mark “Pokey” Hellenberg—percussion
Belfast’s own Chrissy Fowler calls this month, with sound provided by John Cote.