SPRINGFIELD, NJ - At 2:00 p.m. Sunday March 18 Staleford Creek will play Irish and Scottish music in the Springfield Free Public Library's Palmer Museum. The event is free and open to the public.
The duo Slateford Creek is Jeff and Jan Ausfahl. In addition to vocals, Slateford Creek will perform on a variety of instruments, including banjo, guitar, concertina, pennywhistle, and a selection of rattles and shakers. The performance will also feature stories and a sampling of Irish and Scottish humor.
Jeff Ausfahl is from Glasgow, Scotland where he played 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.
Jan Ausfahl started her musical career as a trombonist before taking up the washboard in Cracked Walnuts. She has incorporated the Irish tin whistle, the Italian tamburello (a type of tambourine), the English concertina, and even Colombian maracas into Celtic music.