Slateford Creek


Our tour to Florida was really a lot of fun in January, 2017. Thanks to everyone that came to our concerts in Plant City, Hudson, Dade City, Crystal River, Englewood, Oak Hill, Micco and Punta Gorda! We apologize to those that were turned away because the venue didn’t have enough chairs.

Thanks to all the folks that came out to Cream Ridge Winery in New Jersey this summer. We had a great time performing in May, June and July!

Also a big thanks to the crowd at the Palaia Celtic Fest in June. Rain didn’t keep us from having a great time!

There are other events listed at on the
Cracked Walnuts website.

December 9, 2017
A Celtic Christmas
St. Bernard’s Episcopal Church
Bernardsville, New Jersey
(We will join James D. Hicks and others for this New Jersey Cystic Fibrosis Foundation fundraiser.)

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

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

(The fairs might 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.