Rock City Cafe's Velvet Lounge series will host Brinytide Saturday, July 5. The music will run from 7 to 9 p.m. at the downtown venue. 316 Main St.

Born into an English family with deep roots in folk music, fiddle player Roger Burridge ventured over to Ireland in his late teens — an experience that ignited a lifelong passion for playing traditional Irish dance music. Burridge has recorded and played alongside some of the very best Irish and English musicians. Now living in New Hampshire, he is joined by piper Anthony Santoro to produce rich, energetic, raw, foot-stomping music.

Infatuated with the Irish uilleann pipes from an early age, Santoro has toured Ireland, New England and New York; and lived and performed in Las Vegas. The duo has now performed together for more than a decade.

Rock City’s lunch service extends until closing on music nights. For more information on this and other events happening at the coffeebar/cafe, call 594-4123 or find it on Facebook.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or