The Westfield Memorial Library is happy to present two diverse musical programs in the last full week of March. The library is located at 550 East Broad Street.
On Wednesday, March 25 at 7:00 p.m., the musical duo of Cracked Walnuts will present “The Celtic Voyage.” The Celtic Voyage features traditional Irish and Scottish songs, tunes and sea shanties. The duo, comprised of husband and wife team Jan and Jeff Ausfahl, will play the banjo, guitar, penny whistle, tambourine, various shakers and rattles, and concertina.
Prior to forming Cracked Walnuts, the Ausfahls worked behind the scenes of Broadway and film musicals in New York City. Then they moved to the hills of Pennsylvania where Jeff replaced his fancy jazz guitar with a banjo, and Jan picked up the washboard and penny whistle.
On Saturday, March 28 at 2:00 p.m., the Silvertones Flute Choir will give a concert. One of New Jersey’s finest flute ensembles, the Silvertones play a diverse repertoire of music for flutes of all sizes.
The audience will hear folk songs, musical medleys, and chamber pieces composed for listeners of all ages. Pieces include “Singin' in the Rain,” and a medley with favorites like “Edelweiss,” “Do-Re-Mi,” and more.
This group of women – doctors, teachers and public servants by day – includes one of our Youth Services Librarians, Mandy Richards. Other members of the choir are Katy Brodhead, Eva Curtis, Rosemary Holland, Ilena Kasdan, Lee Koss, Debbie Margulies, Anisaa Mehdi and Lynn Reyman. They play the piccolo, C flute, alto flute, bass flute and contrabass.
The programs are free and open to Westfield Memorial Library and MURAL cardholders unless otherwise indicated. (MURAL cardholders belong to the 40+ libraries that are part of the Middlesex Union Reciprocal Agreement Libraries. Check the library’s website to see if your library participates.) To register, visit the library’s website at www.wmlnj.org, click on the Online Calendar, or call 908-789-4090 option 0.