Folk ensemble hails spring beauty

Hail Bounteous May is the title of a concert by the Banquo Folk Ensemble, an early folk quintet performing Saturday, May 10 at Sylvan United Church on Shawnigan-Mill Bay Road.

The acoustic early folk group is celebrating the arrival of spring with songs and tunes ranging from the 12th century to the present day.

"They evoke all the beauty and mayhem of a burgeoning spring," said harpist Alison Vardy. "Our arrangements include mandolin, mandola, cittern, Irish flute, recorders, harp, hammered dulcimer, fiddle, accordion, percussion, vocals and a host of small European bagpipes (Uilleann, Northumbrian, Swedish) and will transport listeners to a simpler time of mirth and revelry as we sing in spring."

Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 each.

Reserve them by phoning Alison at 250-598-6679.