Getting Better

I am indeed getting better! I am walking about but it is tiring… I haven’t napped so much since I was a baby! A trip to the mailbox and back is my exercise. Not up to singing for a bit but I miss seeing all of you – thank you all for your good wishes and comments! Joseph has been passing along your thoughts.

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I’m home and recovering… It was a little more complicated than expected but it’s good to be home with Sandy and to get caught up on other things. No idea of when I’ll be able to get around just yet but I’ll let you know! Thank you for all of the well wishes!

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A little time off…

I’ll be away from my performances for about 6 weeks – I’m having some outpatient surgery and I’ll need the time to fully recover before I begin singing again. But keep an eye out on my page for updates when I have a good idea of when I’ll be back!

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Scottish Dave’s in Clinton, CT

In downtown Clinton, CT, at 24 E Main St, is where the old Driftwood Café had been and is now Scottish Dave’s Pub. They’re putting together a local folk scene and I have been asked to take turns with Marc Bernier on the stage – This’ll happen every other Thursday night from 8 to 11, starting this Thursday the 31st of July – come check out their Facebook page! And of course, every Monday at the Griswold Inn!

Come on down!

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2014 Survivor’s Night

Every year on the Monday after the Sea Music Festival in Mystic, some friends crawl on down to Essex, if they’re still able to and in the area, to visit me and my Crew, getting up in turn to sing you a song or two in the historic Griswold Inn. Joseph has been coordinating this event for a couple of years now and he tells me that we’ve already some fine performers planning on joining us – we’ll start our usual time but in the back room of the Gris rather than the tap room. They’ll be serving dinner during the first set and if you wish to get a seat you may wish to make a reservation. After dinner the room tends to open up. This is a good chance to hear these wonderful musicians in your own area! Monday, 16 June, 8p until 11-ish, Griswold Inn, Essex, CT.

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With The Jovial Crew

The boys and I will be rather busy during the month of June, aside from our weekly show at the Griswold Inn. You should come see our schedule and try to see us when we’re closer to your neck of the woods.

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Maritime Folk Festival – Portsmouth, NH.

I’ll be performing at this year’s Portsmouth Maritime Folk Festival on 27 and 28 of September. This is a free event, supported entirely by donations. It is also unique in that it is not held only on the grounds of a single venue but moves around the town a bit. This should always be on your annual list of go-tos, and you’ll see me there as well!


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O’Rourke’s, Warwick, RI.

So this Saturday, the 24th of May, some of the boys from The Jovial Crew and I will be playing at O’Rourke’s Pub from 2 to 5. If you’re in the area, you should come on down to say hello and to raise a pint all the while joining us in song. I’d love to see ya!

O'Rourke's patio

O’Rourke’s patio

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Sunday – 27 April 2014


SUNDAY, APRIL 27, 2014 5:00 pm

40 Hamre Lane, Branford, CT 06405
(Wheelchair accessible)

Gourmet Grazing Buffet Catered by Bistro Mediterranean of East Haven.

Beer donated by Thimble Island Brewing company of Branford.

Call or email to reserve your tickets for a gathering of friends,
great performances, delicious food, & FULL ON FUN!


WRY BRED: Julie Sorcek, flute; Mickey Koth, fiddle; Robert Messore,
guitar – Good Music No Matter How You Slice It!

Experience the complete bluegrass esthetic!
Stacy Phillips and HIS Bluegrass Characters
GRAMMY winning Dobro and fiddle virtuoso with Phil Zimmerman, mandolin
and Andy Bromage, guitar

Cliff Haslam leads the pub sing with Sea Chanteys, Irish songs,
drinking songs and nonsense songs that don’t hesitate to make joyful
use of innuendo, euphemism, and puns!

Reservations by phone or email accepted until April 23

Tickets will be sold until seating capacity is reached.

Be sure to reserve yours today!

$30.00 gets you all of the above and more!

Great raffle & door prizes too!

Contact: or call 203-488-7715

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House Concert and Branford Folk Society!

I am home from holiday and I’ll be back at the Gris on Monday the 7th. But I will also be performing a house concert at Janet’s on Saturday, 19 April… I hope you’ll come down, and I’ll get to sing some of my nicer selections that I don’t always get to perform while in a pub! Details from Janet are as follows…

“As usual, we will gather at 6:30p.m. for potluck supper; please plan to bring food or drink to share. We provide ice, coffee, tea, soft drinks. Suggested donation is $15, all of which goes directly to the musician. Music starts at 7:30. We will have dessert, coffee/tea at the break. All reservations (even if you told me in person!) are by e-mail at and of course ask for directions if needed; please let me know when you know what you are bringing so I can advise those who ask what they should bring. Feel free to pass this e-mail on to anyone you think might be interested, or to post it. ”


ALSO on Sunday the 27th of April

I’ll be performing along with “Rye Bread”, and “Stacy Philipps & Co.” at the Branford Folk Music Society for their dinner and a show night – not at the usual church location but at the Italian American Club not far from there. Check out their website for further information, at the top of their page… Contact them and inquire! And Pass the word to everyone you think would enjoy such a great evening out!

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