Our Schedule

Every Monday night (with rare exception) at the Griswold Inn at 36 Main Street, Essex, CT, USA.  We start at 8p and go until 11+p… Sometimes we fudge the specific times, pending crowd, weather, &c.  It almost always fills in quickly so if you’ve a mind to sit you might wish to consider getting there early and ordering something from the pub menu.  And bring your singing voice and a sense of humour, for anything less simply will not do!

Monday night at the Griswold Inn, Essex.

Monday night at the Griswold Inn, Essex.
Photo by Gene Cartagena.





– October – 

1st – Sat.  Joseph as a solo artist and Cliff with the Ancient Mariners Chanteymen will be performing at the Port Jefferson Sea Shantey Maritime Music Festival.  Noon to 5p.  Harborfront Park.

3d – Monday @ the Gris

10th – Monday @ the Gris

13th – Thursday.  The Branford House, Groton, CT.  50th anniversary fundraising gala for Project Oceanology.  5:30 to 6:30p   Private Show.

15th – Saturday. Essex Corinthian Yacht Club.  Private Show.  7 – 9.

17th – Monday @ the Gris – Celebrate Rick’s birthday.

22d – Saturday.  8p.  We’re playing the “Scuttle the Ship” event for the Black Rock Yacht Club in Bridgeport.  Private event.

24th – Monday @ the Gris

31st – Monday @ the Gris.  HALLOWEEN!


– November –

7th – Monday @ the Gris

14th – Monday @ the Gris

21st – Monday @ the Gris

28th – Monday @ the Gris


– December –

5th – Monday @ the Gris – Celebrate Cliff’s birthday!

12th – Monday @ the Gris

19th – Monday @ the Gris

26th – Monday @ the Gris



– January –

2d – Monday @ the Gris

9th – Monday @ the Gris

16th – Monday @ the Gris

23d – Monday @ the Gris

30th – Monday @ the Gris


Nov. 2012. Taken by Gene Cartagena.

Nov. 2012. Taken by Gene Cartagena.




Joe Hahn says:


I do not know if this is the most appropriate place to post this, but I did not see a “contact us” page. I am currently taking a course in world musics and I have been asked to observe a performance and or rehearsal of a group not part of the “classical” genre of music as part of a ethnomusicology based fieldwork project. After reading about The Jovial Crew and seeing some videos on youtube, seeing that you are huge proponents of English folk music, I think that doing this assignment around your group would be both educational and downright fun! I know you guys play every Monday at the Griswold Inn, would it be possible to have a couple minutes of your time afterwards or at another time to speak with you guys about your music in addition to seeing a performance?

2 thoughts on “Our Schedule

  1. Bob

    I belong to an acoustic guitar jam band and the marina we’re staying at in New Jersey is putting on a Sea Shanty night in July, all thanks to you and our friends who have visisted the Gris, it’s a great thing.

    I’m looking to find Sea Shanty Songs that have chords so we can play along.

    Do yo know where I can find any, especially some of the songs you sing?

    My wife and I saw you last August with the gents from Switzerland I believe. Great show.

    Thank you for any help you can give me.


    1. JosMorn Post author

      Hello Bob,

      Thank you for coming to see us and I’m glad you enjoyed the show. I have been adding songs that we sing to the website as time permits and in some cases including the chords. I’ll be quite happy to provide the chords to any of the songs you wish to perform; sea chanteys, ballads, forebitters, dittys, &c. If you wish to research for things not on our website, you might look at our suggested books to read section for ideas of sources. However, I am still quite happy to help in any way I am able.

      If you’re around on Monday the 16th, it is our “Survivor’s Night”. Perhaps you might wish to get up and sing a song or two?



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