Another delight at the Salt Spring Saturday Market
are what the regular vendors call "the busking circles".
The market organizers give musicians and
artists 20 minutes to occupy a circle (about three feet wide).
Market goers buy the art or put money in the musician’s case.
As I observed musicians in this spot, I was
delighted and amazed when the young woman in
the photo above played her violin. It was a pleasure to
hear her music and to see the crowd respond with
Many of the young musicians had a teacher or parent
standing by and were a bit shy, but eager to perform.
Each performer would wait off to the side.
When the time was right, they would enter the
circle for their moment “in the spotlight”.