Oh Griswold tree, oh Griswold tree…

Asked by a couple of fans to repost this…

Oh Griswold Tree, Oh Griswold TreeGriswold Tree
Upon the coal stove eternally.
Oh Griswold Tree, Oh Griswold Tree
A relic from antiquity
For Christmastide and St-Patrick’s spray
For Mother’s and for Groundhog Day
Oh Griswold Tree, Oh Griswold Tree
In every tap room photo be!

(Jos. Morneault – Noel 1997)




Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukah, Festive Festivus…

A JOYOUS holiday season to every one of you!  We WILL be at our regular Gris show on Monday the 26th and we will celebrate our holiday then.  Come dressed for the occasion, wear that ugly sweater you have nowhere else to show, come raise a glass with us!  This year has been less than stellar so let’s cheer it away with hopes for a better one!

Last Monday Before Christmas!

We’re celebrating our Christmas on Monday the 26th – St-Stephen’s Day for those in the know; Boxing Day for everyone else.  But Monday the 19th is still our regular show… Just starting a tad later to give room to the wandering carolers spreading Christmas cheer to the diners!  Looking forward to seeing you!

GPSCY Takes The Sea.

Saturday night, from 9 to midnight, we will be playing our New Haven venue of the Gryphon Pub at GPSCY – part of the Yale Campus, New Haven.  This will be a good place for our New York fan base (and there’s a LOT of you!) to come see us without doing the whole drive to Essex, CT!  Cash only bar but a delicious array of beer and such for you to imbibe as you join us in song!

Cliff’s Birthday!

On Monday the 5th, come on down to wish and sing Cliff a most happy of birthdays!

8 Dec 2014 - in honour of Cliff's birthday - The Gris dragged out the promotional poster for Cliff from the early 1970s.  Photo by Abby Southworth.

8 Dec 2014 – in honour of Cliff’s birthday – The Gris dragged out the promotional poster for Cliff from the early 1970s. Photo by Abby Southworth.

Happy December!

We’ve had an interesting year!  But you can always escape to our weekly Brigadoon!  Last night was not too crowded and even those regulars who did make it told me they LOVED being there for a calmer, more melodious evening!

Now that we’re in December, each Monday will start at 8:30 rather than 8p… It is the time of the annual wandering Christmas minstrels.  We WILL be there on Monday the 26th, which will be our Christmas.

HOWEVER, we’ll be at the GPSCY on Saturday the 10th from 9 to midnight!  Come on down and show New Haven what you and we can do together!!

And thank you to Marc Bernier… The man blasted the room and will come back on down the first Monday of this month.


Haunted and Old Songs

Haunted Pub Sign

Monday – 31st of October – will be our Jovial Crew Halloween night!  Always the best way to raise your spirits!!  It would be horrible should you attend without proper attire so come properly costumed!  SPREAD THE WORD!!!   ALSO – The Essex Halloween parade of little ghouls will start about sundown… Main Street will be shut down during this time for about half an hour or so – plan accordingly!  I think it quite the fun so come down early to see it before joining us in the taproom!