The award-winning band Simple Gifts will perform in concert May 16 at 8 p.m. at the First Congregational Church on the Green in Washington.

The musicians perform on numerous instruments, including two violins, mandolin, hammered dulcimer, recorders and guitar, plus some more unusual instruments like the bowed psaltery, baritone fiddle, banjolin, guitjo, and doumbek.

Tickets are $20 and may be purchased online at or by calling 860-868-0569.