An Interesting Read!

An article involving Cliff and Monday nights!

Traditional Folk Music and a Six-Pack



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The River Lee

Another from the Port Jefferson festival. The River Lee, which is a traditional text but the melody here was composed by Gina Dunlap. Joseph Morneault on the English concertina.

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Ferry Ride

On the way to the 2d October 2021 Port Jefferson “Sea Shanty and Maritime Music Festival”…

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One-Eyed Haslam!

Monday, 28 June 2021, Cliff will finally return to our regular venue – The Griswold Inn! The doctor has given the green light, but Cliff will still need to take it easy. He’ll be sporting his pirate eye-patch for a while and not singing quite as forcefully until everything is back to rights, but do come down as see the man!

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The Return

While The Jovial Crew has returned to the stage with the reopening of venues in the state, Cliff has had some eye issues and was obligated to undergo eye surgery. This has prevented him from returning with the band, but we have high hopes of his rejoining us by the end of June or early July. Stay tuned for updates.

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Out on the town

Spring has arrived and with vaccinations, stopping in at a restaurant is conditionally back on the menu! Cliff met up with Marci, Kitsie, and Joseph for beer, a good lunch, and a lot of catching up!

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Merry Christmas

From my Jovial Crew:

This has been a tough year for all of us. We’ve lost ones we love, all our gigs shut down, and while ZOOM can help with seeing people, there’s no current replacement for being together and singing our hearts out. Please may this coming year show more light, more happiness, and a return to a greater degree of normalcy. Our love to all of you, and as good a holiday as can be had!

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Thank you

Thank you all for your kind wishes and sympathies. It will be an adjustment and it’s a sad thing to go into the holidays with. But, I have family and all of you to keep my chin up, and we honoured my wife the best way we could today.

My love and gratitude to all of you.


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For Sandy

Photo by Gene Cartagena

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Autumn news

So speaking with Cliff, he – like the rest of us – is very sad for the continued issues with Covid and therefore the continued waiting for such things like our regular gigs, house concerts, and such to resume. What’s more, is that Cliff broke his ankle and is in a cast… 2020 really has sucked!! But our man is healing well and we all stay in touch, even if we cannot get together to practice. He sends his love to all of you and expresses his eagerness to begin singing again. Best thoughts for 2021!!

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