Saturday Showcase: Ships at Sea Celebration
Musician, singer and storyteller David Coffin and his daughter Linnea Coffin perform songs from the maritime tradition in this family program for all ages. Following the performance, children and their families are invited to visit the CAM Activity Center from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. Spin the ship's wheel, examine maritime artifacts, complete a map quest and create watercolor paintings of ships at sea. A great way to kick off school vacation week! Free and open to the public; sponsored by the Goldhirsh Foundation.
David Coffin has performed throughout New England since 1980. Widely known for his rich baritone voice, he is particularly adept at getting the crowd to join him in song. His impressive collection of musical instruments includes concertinas, recorders, penny-whistles, bombards, gemshorns, cornamuse, shawm, rauschphieffe (or, as he explains, "generally anything that requires a lot of hot air"). Many of these instruments are used in his interactive school enrichment program "Music from the King's Court: Exploring the Early Winds."
Linnea Coffin is a performer in her own right; as a dancer she featured prominently in this past year's Christmas Revels as the skeleton and has danced at Carnegie Hall. She continues to be willing to sing with her Dad.
Watch David and Friends Perform Live at WGBH
Introduced in September 2005, Saturday Showcase is designed to bring families 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.