Slateford Creek


The following events are open to the public.

March 4, 2018
Bernards Township Library
Basking Ridge, New Jersey

March 10, 2018
Cask Beer Festival
Fegley’s Allentown Brew Works
Allentown, Pennsylvania

March 17, 2018
Jefferson Township Library
Oak Ridge, New Jersey

March 18, 2018
Springfield Library
Springfield, New Jersey

March 19, 2018
Warrenbrook Senior Center
Warren, New Jersey

March 20, 2018
Colonel Henry Ryerson Civil War Round Table
Bristol Glen
Newton, New Jersey

May 19, 2018
Greenwood Lake Library
Greenwood Lake, New York

July 30, 2018
Cherry Hill Library
Cherry Hill, New Jersey

August 10-12, 2018
Bolton Fair*
Suburb of Boston, Massachusetts

August 14-18, 2018
Vermont State Fair*
Rutland, Vermont

*The fairs usually have us listed on their websites as
Cracked Walnuts, which is what we call our strolling act.

Building playing*

Jan hanging out with Roy and Phil of the Tannahill Weavers.

This is our Celtic Voyage

Jeff Ausfahl spent his childhood in Glasgow, Scotland playing the snare drum in the local bagpipe band. He has a bachelor’s degree in jazz guitar from Berklee College of Music and a master’s in classical guitar from Montclair State University. He has toured America, Europe and the South Pacific extensively.

Jeff’s first banjo job was on Broadway in New York City in the 1980’s, performing with Mickey Rooney. Since then, he has devoted himself to the unique tuning of the Irish banjo and octave mandolin. Jeff has since lost his Scottish accent but not his love for Celtic music!
Together we are Slateford Creek and this is our Celtic Voyage.

The Celtic Voyage program features traditional Irish and Scottish songs, tunes and sea shanties. Instruments used include banjo, guitar, penny whistle, tambourine, various shakers and rattles, and concertina.
Jan started her musical career as a trombonist before taking up the washboard in Cracked Walnuts. Folk instruments have always fascinated her so she has incorporated the Irish tin whistle, the Italian tamburello (a type of tambourine), the English concertina, and even Colombian maracas into Celtic music.

Slateford Creek is just two people but comes with lots of interesting, worldly sounds!

We are, of course, fully insured.
When asked to be roaming entertainers, we go as Cracked Walnuts, playing a variety of old-time, Celtic and American songs. There is a complete list of our previous performances on the “schedule” page.

Past Performances


Bolton Fair in Boston
Palaia Celtic Fest in New York
Vermont State Fair

Performances in New Jersey:
Cliffside Park Library
Cream Ridge Winery in New Jersey
Fort Lee Library

Performances in Florida, 2017:
Crystal River, Dade City, Englewood, Hudson, Micco, Plant City
and Punta Gorda Civic Center