Music by
Jos. Morneault, Dawn Indermuehle & Ric. Spencer

Finely orchestrated twists and turns with no loose ends   ~   good for the long haul
Joseph and Rick have been working together, on and off, for years.  
Their shared love of history and traditional music brings them together
regularly as members of the
Jovial Crew with legendary singer Cliff
as well as showman and entertainer Tim Marth.  The Jovial
Crew holds court at the Griswold Inn on Main Street in Essex on
Monday evenings. Recently
Dawn Indermuehle has joined to add
harmonies to the mix.
On deepwater sailing vessels in the 19th century sailors used the expression "different ships,
different long splices,
" meaning that there's more than one single correct way of interweaving two
ropes to form a single line.  

Rick, Joseph and Dawn weave traditions of the past with contemporary arrangements to form a
musical "long splice" influenced by songs and tunes from England, Ireland, Scotland, Brittany,
Canada and the U.S.  Their presentations feature carefully crafted a capella harmonies, dance
tunes, sea chanteys, drinking songs, an occasional modern composition and accompaniment on a
variety of instruments.
Click here to see a video capture of a performance by
LongSplice.  Joseph shines on the mandolin while Rick
accompanies on guitar.  The piece is a medley of a traditional
An Dro (dance) and the popular Staten Island Hornpipe.
Calendar Listings:   Where can you hear LongSplice?

Mondays in 2019 ~ Essex, CT 8:00 pm
The Jovial Crew (Cliff Haslam, Joseph Morneault, Tim Marth and Rick Spencer) present Sea Chanteys, Irish songs,
drinking songs and nonsense.  The Gris is at 36 Main Street in Essex, CT.  The music starts at 8:00 pm. The fun starts
as soon as you arrive.  Check out the Griswold Inn at

10 March 2019 Sunday ~ New Haven, CT  3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
New Haven's annual St. Patrick's Day will take place on March 10 this year.  The Jovial Crew returns to Cafe Nine, 250
State Street in New Haven, CT to celebrate the day with our usual mix of Irish music, chanteys, drinking songs and
nonsense.  This is always one of our favorite days of the year.  Cafe Nine's website is

17 March 2019 Sunday ~ Essex, CT  8:00 pm
The Jovial Crew (Cliff Haslam, Joseph Morneault, Tim Marth and I) present our annual St. Patrick's Day evening at the
Griswold Inn, 36 Main Street in Essex, CT.  Please note that you'll need a reservation to be in the dining room, where
we'll be performing.  Check out the Griswold Inn at

Check back occasionally for updates.
For booking information please contact rick@catfeather.com or Joseph at JosMorn@aol.com.
photo by Danny Quinn