Life at Sea: A Voyage in Song

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Start Date: Jul 18 2009
Location: Cape Ann Museum



Cape Ann Museum’s Saturday Showcase presents musician, singer, and storyteller David Coffin performing Life at Sea: A Voyage in Song.

The Cape Ann Museum invites families to a performance by musician, singer, and storyteller David Coffin. On Saturday, July 18 at 11:00 a.m. David Coffin will perform Life at Sea: A Voyage in Song. Explore the life of sailors, whalemen, and fishermen and hear songs that illustrate the adventure of seafaring. This is a free family event. After the performance examine documents and artifacts from the Museum Archives related to maritime pursuits and visit the Education Room for related activities.

David Coffin has performed since 1980 with the Christmas and Spring Revels, and since 1991, as master of Ceremonies, teaching and leading Revels audiences in song. For over 20 years, David has been delighting people of all ages with his musical performances in many genres of music. David’s reputation as singer and instrumentalist has brought him North to Nova Scotia and West to Hawaii. Since 1999, David has been music director, coordinator, and performer for Boston By Sea: A Musical Cruise Through Boston’s Past on Boston Harbor. In September 2001, David arranged and performed music featured on NBC’s two hour documentary Revenge of the Whale.

Introduced in September 2005, Saturday Showcase is designed to bring parents and children into the Museum to share enriching experiences. The focus is on the visual and performing arts, with strong ties to Cape Ann. Painters, musicians, dancers, and storytellers are among the artists who have presented programs. Funding to support the Saturday Showcase series has been provided by The Goldhirsh Foundation.

The Cape Ann Museum is located at 27 Pleasant Street in Gloucester. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Sundays from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.