Ole Towne Festival

Posted in Uncategorized on July 25th, 2010 by flg

In spite of searing heat, John Torkos, Dave Cheatman & Charlie Breeland marched into Walters Park in full regalia on Saturday. They had to pause several times for pictures with swarms of kids (and a few old-timers, too), as they marched to the fife and drum to the Phillipsburg Area Historical Society tent. There they posed for more pictures, responded to questions about their uniforms and experiences as re-enactors. This is the second year John Torkos has joined us.

John Torkos, Dave Cheatam, Charlie Breeland

1941 aerial photo of Roseberry house

Posted in some more history on July 16th, 2010 by flg

Roseberry house from the air in 1941

Olde Towne Festival music

Posted in programs & activities on July 6th, 2010 by flg

Ed Saultz has again arranged for several musical groups to perform at the Roseberry House during the Olde Towne Festival (July 24-25). The music is traditional and the performers are professional. The sound just totally filled the house last year. Depending on the weather, we may have the concerts outside this year. Here’s the schedule:

July 24, 2010

11:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Colonial Fife and Drum  (Dave Cheatham, Charlie Breeland) duo in period costumes presenting at the house and marching around Walters Park

2:00 to 3:30 PM
Traditional ensemble performing Ireland’s traditional dance tunes and songs – Terry Hartzell, Uilleann Pipes, Flute, and Whistle, Megan Everett, Vocals, and Rick Weaver, Guitar and Vocals.

4:00 to 5:30 PM
The Crooked Road featuring Iris Nevins, harp and Gina Tlamsa, flute
performing the music of Turlough O’Carolan and more.

July 25, 2010

11:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Colonial Colonial Fife and Drum  (Dave Cheatham, Charlie Breeland) duo in period costumes presenting at the house and marching around Walters Park.

2:00 to 3:30 PM
Dave Reber, hammered dulcimer performing the traditional music of Appalachia and the Civil War era.

4:00 to 5:30 PM
Ted Fenstermacher, fiddle and Ed Saultz, guitar performing the traditional music of Appalachia and the Civil War era