Riverwide are a seven-piece group that create a blend of bluegrass, folk, gospel, and traditional Irish music, with vocal harmony at its core. They select songs both old and new, from Irish, English and American sources, with influences including Altan, Emmy Lou Harris and Chris Smither. Each song receives the unique Riverwide treatment; melodies are intensified by three-part vocal harmony and supported by a plethora of instruments including fiddle, accordion, whistle, guitar, bass and percussion. From a cappella spirituals to all-out, foot-stomping bluegrass tunes, Riverwide take their audience on a journey through Western music and the stories it has to tell.
Marion McEvoy plays guitar with the band and will also perform a guest slot on the night.