David Coffin, Artist in Residence
David Coffin has performed throughout New England since 1980. Widely known for his rich baritone voice, 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". At the heart of David's work is his extensive collection of songs from the Maritime tradition. To date, David has recorded four solo CDs; his latest, Last Trip Home, was released in the Fall of 2009 and features his daughter, Linnea, also a Revels performer.
David has performed with Revels since 1980 as a singer, instrumentalist and, since 1991, as Master of Ceremonies. Starting in 2014, David is Artist in Residence at Revels and he will be presenting his acclaimed School Enrichment Programs to schools across the region as a presentation of Revels Education. He runs tours of Boston Harbor during the summer months leading over 5000 inner-city children on boat trips to George's and Spectacle Islands. He also directs the narration program for Boston Harbor Cruises and hosts the Brunch Cruises every weekend from May to October.