Video from 45 Years

The video recently made by Andre Allen. Opening song “45 Years” by Tom Callinan.

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“Meet Me At The Gris On Monday Evening?”

Click on the Photo and read about us and our music!

Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Courier – Click on the photo and read the article by Michelle Anjirbag

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Cliff for 45 Years!


While Cliff has been performing for FAR longer than that, he has been playing the Griswold Inn for 45 years! A steady gig for a folk performer is the envy of all of us in this genre, but that long! We, the Jovial Crew, are lucky and grateful to have been a large part of this!

The Cliff of today alongside the Cliff of 1972


“Forty-Five Years” • By Tom Callinan • © 2017 – Cannu Yusic, Ltd. (used with permission of the composer). My “Bio” page on our Crackerbarrel Entertainments website is:


Cliff Haslam – 45 Years at the Gris

A man of music, a man of good cheer,
Every Monday night at the Gris.
Year after year in The Tap Room,
Singing songs of the sea…He’s the best there is.


From across The Pond he did travel,
Leaving The Old Country far behind.
A path-way of work, home, and music.
Everything he does is sincere and kind.


The beat goes on in harmony
At the Gris or wherever he may be.
A friend to all who know him.
Cliff, you are a special friend to Joyce and me.

Joe Brown & Joyce Brown


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Steam Train to River Boat

Come see me and my Jovial Crew on the river! On Friday 28 July we’re playing aboard the Becky Thatcher, leaving the dock in Deep River for a little river cruise between 6p and 9p, singing all the way! Tickets are 45$ and you should either call 800.377.3987 or visit the website Your ticket gets you a train ride from the station in Essex up to rendezvous with the riverboat, time with us, and the return trip via the train to your vehicles back in Essex! Perfect date night!

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Saturday, 20 May, from 12:30p to 3:30p, at Stony Creek Beer brewery – 5 Indian Neck Ave, Branford, CT. 06405 – The Stony Creek Fife and Drum Corps will be hosting a special fundraiser concert. It will feature performances by the Stony Creek Fife and Drum Corps and the Ancient Mariners Fife and Drum Corps. Also a special concert of Sea Chanteys performed by the Ancient Mariners Chantymen and ME! Each Corps will play for about 20 minutes each and the event will conclude the day with a performance by the Chantymen.

OPEN BAR 12:30PM-3:30PM and there will also be a 50/50 raffle.

Pre-order your tickets now for $40 each by visiting our website or from this link.
Please bring a printed copy of your ticket to the event. Tickets will be sold on the day at the event but for 45$.


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Happy Christmas!

Wishing all of you a most happy Christmas and hopes for a better new year!

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East Hampton, CT

Cliff will be performing along with the Ancient Mariners Chanteymen and Fife & Drum Corps at the gazebo in East Hampton, CT this Thursday, 28 July, 6:30 – 8p. Open to the public!

28 july 2016

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Video from the 37 Annual Sea Music Festival

Cliff was in fine form for this year’s festival in Mystic, CT. Here is a link to the video of Cliff singing a cover of a song written by Stuart Markus.

Mystic Sea Music Fest – 11 June 2016

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Sea Music Fest Flyer

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Sea Music Festival in Mystic, CT

Cliff is back from his vacation in Florida and is back in the swing of things… Monday nights, to be sure! But he is looking forward to being one of the participants in this year’s Sea Music Festival in Mystic Seaport! I’ll post more details as the date draws nearer – 9-12 June, 2016.


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