Independent of each other, Emma Beaton and Nic Gareiss are rising young stars in traditional folk circles. Beaton is an acclaimed vocalist, cellist and banjo player who has been lauded for her work as both a soloist and with bands such as Crooked Still and Joy Kills Sorrow. Gareiss, meanwhile, has toured the globe dancing, singing and playing bouzouki with the likes of the Chieftains, Tim O’Brien and Uncle Earl. But Beaton and Gareiss’ work together might just be their finest. Spare, melodic and beautiful, the duo’s delicate take on tradfolk is simply stunning. This Saturday, May 17, the two play an intimate show at On the Rise Bakery in Richmond.