Popular folk artists Steve Gillette and Cindy Mangsen take the stage at Caltech Saturday.

Fans can expect a concert of their original tunes, as well as songs by their fellow folk artists and some familiar standards.

Gillette scored early career success, penning the song “Darcy Farrow,” which was a hit for Ian and Sylvia, John Denver and Nanci Griffith. The singer-songwriter and guitarist went on to create songs for such artists as Kenny Rogers, Waylon Jennings, Tammy Wynett and Linda Ronstadt, among many others.

Mangsen sings, plays guitar and concertina. She gained a reputation early on with her haunting interpretations of songs from Francis Child’s collection of Scottish and English ballads. She is also known for her beautiful voice and for writing and performing numerous songs, including “Songlines” and an offbeat tune about a cat, “Rudy’s Great Adventure.”

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 Music starts at 8 p.m. Saturday in Caltech’s Beckman Institute Auditorium, 400 S. Wilson Ave., Pasadena. Tickets are $20, or $5 for Caltech students. Call (626) 395-4652 or visit pasadenafolkmusicsociety.org.